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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by New York Red View Post
    Nothing he's done in his career thus far has completely satisfied certain fans, so what has changed? He started his Reds career at age 21 and has been picked apart by those fans ever since. He'll be going to his third straight all-star game this year, yet still those same fans criticize him. They let up when he gets hot, but they'll be back as soon as he gets in a little slump. It's as guaranteed as death and taxes.
    Fear not, NYR, the tea leaves are telling me that Jay the Bruuce is off the proverbial hot seat since his last 7 hits have been HR's (what have you done for me lately?), and the torches and pitchforks crowd will be setting their sights and energies on Mr. Votto.

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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

    I really don't understand the problem.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

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    I really don't understand the problem.
    Stop gazing at your navel!
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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

    After a slow start, Jay has been terrific for the last two months.

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    Not sure what else there is to say
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    After a slow start, Jay has been terrific for the last two months.

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    Not sure what else there is to say
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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

    Jay Bruce hit the two longest home runs in baseball yesterday. His first one was the third longest of the season, 3 feet short the longest.

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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

    The thing that would make Bruce as consistent as everyone wants is upping his walk rate. Getting on base even while slumping is the missing ingredient.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

    Jay hit dingers on a 3-0 pitch, and an 0-2 pitch. Lefty, righty, it just doesn't matter, dude is locked in like never before. A sudden certain all-star AND legit MVP candidate.
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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

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    Jay hit dingers on a 3-0 pitch, and an 0-2 pitch. Lefty, righty, it just doesn't matter, dude is locked in like never before. A sudden certain all-star AND legit MVP candidate.
    ... if he gets the votes ... and he keeps it up.

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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    Jay hit dingers on a 3-0 pitch, and an 0-2 pitch. Lefty, righty, it just doesn't matter, dude is locked in like never before. A sudden certain all-star AND legit MVP candidate.
    I wonder if Bochy will select him? Have to think Bochy respects him as a player.

    As for MVP, is he ahead of Votto/Phillips as we sit?

    Who else is in the race? No Mccutchen, no Braun...

    I would say non-Reds Carlos Gonzalez, Beltran, Segura, Goldschmidt, and the leader in the clubhouse Yadier Molina. I have Bruce within that group right now though
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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990 View Post
    I would say non-Reds Carlos Gonzalez, Beltran, Segura, Goldschmidt, and the leader in the clubhouse Yadier Molina. I have Bruce within that group right now though
    Bruce could have a shot, especially if he puts up the stat line we've been discussing just now. It has a feel of one of those wide-open years.

    Tulo would have been my favorite before the injury, and I still think Votto will have something to say about this before it is all over. CarGo is definitely still a front runner. Goldschmidt should be too, though his track record (or lack thereof) makes me curious whether he'll keep up the pace. Similarly skeptical of Beltran due to health concerns, though he has been great so far.

    I don't think Segura or Molina will be there when the dust clears. Could be wrong, of course.

    Domonic Brown is an interesting name, too -- though we have no idea whether he'll continue what he's doing now.
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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

    For an outfielder to win an MVP he'll need to OPS over 900 IMO
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

    MVP talk is probably a little carried away. There have been only two players in the last 35 years get an NL MVP under a 900 OPS and both were shortstops. After that, everyone else was mostly over .950. He'd have to add at least another 50-75 points to his OPS before even remotely being in the conversation for that.
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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

    When a second baseman on pace for 25 HR, 130 RBI and a GG, isn't an MVP candidate, something is wrong. When the best defensive RF in the NL is on pace for 40 HR, 50 doubles and 115 RBI, but isn't an MVP candidate, something is wrong. If these same two players were putting up the same stats in a Yankees uniform, ESPN would be having a lovefest over them every day.
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    Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by New York Red View Post
    When a second baseman on pace for 25 HR, 130 RBI and a GG, isn't an MVP candidate, something is wrong. When the best defensive RF in the NL is on pace for 40 HR, 50 doubles and 115 RBI, but isn't an MVP candidate, something is wrong. If these same two players were putting up the same stats in a Yankees uniform, ESPN would be having a lovefest over them every day.
    I think Gerardo Parra is the best RF in the NL.....but he plays some CF as well. Regardless, you make good points.


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