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    Re: A Letter To Jay Bruce

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Is this a tongue-in-cheek response to the (almost completely unimportant) fact that Bruce just got one extra RBI this year?

    I like baseball cards, too. 30-100 looks better than 34-99, I get it. But Jay Bruce has not reached a new milestone in performance here.
    Already answered.

    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post
    You are correct, absolutely no analytic difference between high-90s RBIs and 100 RBIs. But it was his yearly consistency of power hitting, especially 30 HR three years in a row, that finally got me past his maddening week-to-week and month-to-month inconsistency, and pushed me from the anti-Bruce to the pro-Bruce camp.

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    Re: A Letter To Jay Bruce

    Dear Jay,

    I'm sorry but I met another player, young guy, round numbers, lots of promise (for now, lord help him if he disappoints) that said I want to thank you for rounding out your numbers we wouldn't want you in a list like this:

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    1    Ron Santo                1963      630     .297       25       99   
    2    Eddie Murray             1979      606     .295       25       99   
    3    Gil Hodges               1957      579     .299       27       98   
    4    Hal Trosky               1940      522     .295       25       93   
    5    Bill Nicholson           1940      491     .297       25       98   
    T6   Geoff Jenkins            2003      487     .296       28       95   
    T6   Josh Hamilton            2011      487     .298       25       94   
    8    Kal Daniels              1990      450     .296       27       94   
    9    Reggie Smith             1978      447     .295       29       93   
    10   Roy Sievers              1960      444     .295       28       93

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    Re: A Letter To Jay Bruce

    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post
    Already answered.
    What is the significance of three years in a row with 30? 2010 was arguably Jay's best offensive season, and he only hit 25 HR. In fact, since hitting around 1000 AB's, he's been a strikingly consistent performer. He's been an asset to the team at this level for about four years now.

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    Re: A Letter To Jay Bruce

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Is this a tongue-in-cheek response to the (almost completely unimportant) fact that Bruce just got one extra RBI this year?

    I like baseball cards, too. 30-100 looks better than 34-99, I get it. But Jay Bruce has not reached a new milestone in performance here.
    I think we should make that judgment about milestones when the season ends. Bruce could add a few homers and quite a few ribbies in ten games, if he's on his game.

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    Re: A Letter To Jay Bruce

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    I think we should make that judgment about milestones when the season ends. Bruce could add a few homers and quite a few ribbies in ten games, if he's on his game.
    True. But what will really move me is if he ups his OPS to .850. That, to me, would be a step forward toward where I'd like to see him go -- not because I dislike where he is now, but because a guy can dream.

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    Re: A Letter To Jay Bruce

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    What is the significance of three years in a row with 30? .
    It's neither magic nor science -- it's just something that made the light click on for me, "you know, not many guys put up stats like this year after year."

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    Re: A Letter To Jay Bruce

    Dear Loser,[Jay]~~~~!!!!!
    I thought you liked me you said it yourself I hate you .People only say you asked me out because you needed a date for the dance and that after the dance you would dump me well guess what bastert i dumped you cause you were thinking that i cheated on you i didnt so like idiots that you guys are and so smart that you are you called me a ****.I hung up on you cause you tol me it on the phone because i guess you werent man enough to tell me it in my face!I hate you and also guess what my mother hates you to that she the one who put me to do this ,you come to breakfast every morning and I aint stupid you try to sit next to me and my lil bro who only 7YRS old hates you to and dont even know what you did and is always blocking your chair.haha!I went out with another boy after you and after we were over you an idiot dared you even tried to ask me out again i didnt break up with him for you OK! I hate you ive always hated you spreading to everyone that i cheated on you when you just got jealouse that i used to talk to your friends to your so jealouse you automatically think i like them well guess maybe i do maybe i dont gotta problem you aint my boyfriend anymore I dont have to tell you who i like or who iam with and why got it i dont like you anymore the other day you told me that I have to tell you who I like or who Iam thinking of going out with its none of your buisness got that to you loser!I hate you and I know you still like me but i dont like you i dont care what your stupid friends say you make me touch your hands for stupid reasons u accidentally say you hugged me i will never like you again I HATE YOU I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THIS DAMN WORLDDDDDDDDDD id rather date a spider or rat den u ur soooo ugly and fat !!!!!!!!!!And then saying that i loooooooved you pleasssse!!!!!!!!!!!Your such n ass wipe n bastert!! I HATE YOOOOOOOOOOU

    Well bi you piece of **** i have more things to do right now then remember YOU
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: A Letter To Jay Bruce

    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post
    It's neither magic nor science -- it's just something that made the light click on for me, "you know, not many guys put up stats like this year after year."
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    LL LEAGUES & TEAMS
    ALL YEARS
    ALL POSITIONS
    HOMERUNS >= 30
    RBI >= 100
    
    
    1    Alex Rodriguez           14   
    T2   Jimmie Foxx              12   
    T2   Manny Ramirez            12   
    T2   Babe Ruth                12   
    T5   Barry Bonds              11   
    T5   Albert Pujols            11   
    T7   Hank Aaron               10   
    T7   Rafael Palmeiro          10   
    T7   Lou Gehrig               10   
    T10  Carlos Delgado            9   
    T10  Frank Thomas              9   
    T10  Willie Mays               9   
    T10  Sammy Sosa                9   
    T10  Mike Schmidt              9   
    T10  Jim Thome                 9   
    T16  Harmon Killebrew          8   
    T16  Albert Belle              8   
    T16  Gary Sheffield            8   
    T16  Vladimir Guerrero         8   
    T16  Mark Teixeira             8   
    T16  Miguel Cabrera            8   
    T16  Jeff Bagwell              8   
    T23  Joe DiMaggio              7   
    T23  Ted Williams              7   
    T23  Mark McGwire              7   
    T23  Juan Gonzalez             7   
    T27  Jason Giambi              6   
    T27  Hank Greenberg            6   
    T27  David Ortiz               6   
    T27  Ralph Kiner               6   
    T27  Ken Griffey Jr.           6   
    T27  Mel Ott                   6   
    T27  Jose Canseco              6   
    T27  Joe Carter                6   
    T27  Frank Robinson            6   
    T27  Fred McGriff              6   
    T27  Stan Musial               6   
    T27  Adam Dunn                 6   
    T27  Ryan Howard               6   
    T27  Mike Piazza               6   
    T27  Ernie Banks               6   
    T27  Reggie Jackson            6   
    T43  Lance Berkman             5   
    T43  Eddie Mathews             5   
    T43  Richie Sexson             5   
    T43  Andruw Jones              5   
    T43  Duke Snider               5   
    T43  Prince Fielder            5   
    T43  Mo Vaughn                 5   
    T43  Gil Hodges                5   
    T43  Cecil Fielder             5   
    T43  Chipper Jones             5   
    T43  Vinny Castilla            5   
    T43  Rocky Colavito            5   
    T43  Paul Konerko              5   
    T43  Dale Murphy               5   
    T43  Eric Karros               5   
    T43  Todd Helton               5   
    T59  Ted Kluszewski            4   
    T59  Willie Stargell           4   
    T59  Matt Williams             4   
    T59  Hack Wilson               4   
    T59  Rudy York                 4   
    T59  Jim Rice                  4   
    T59  Andres Galarraga          4   
    T59  Shawn Green               4   
    T59  Eddie Murray              4   
    T59  Jason Bay                 4   
    T59  Johnny Bench              4   
    T59  Willie McCovey            4   
    T59  Troy Glaus                4   
    T59  Larry Walker              4   
    T59  Frank Howard              4   
    T59  Jeromy Burnitz            4   
    T59  Magglio Ordonez           4   
    T59  Miguel Tejada             4   
    T59  Ryan Braun                4   
    T59  Chuck Klein               4   
    T59  Jim Edmonds               4   
    T59  Carlos Lee                4   
    T81  Greg Luzinski             3   
    T81  David Justice             3   
    T81  Darryl Strawberry         3   
    T81  Scott Rolen               3   
    T81  Dean Palmer               3   
    T81  Dave Parker               3   
    T81  Jay Buhner                3   
    T81  Carlos Pena               3   
    T81  Mickey Mantle             3   
    T81  Adrian Gonzalez           3   
    T81  Wally Berger              3   
    T81  Gorman Thomas             3   
    T81  Carl Yastrzemski          3   
    T81  Alfonso Soriano           3   
    T81  Don Mattingly             3   
    T81  Aramis Ramirez            3   
    T81  Tony Batista              3   
    T81  Adrian Beltre             3   
    T81  Dick Stuart               3   
    T81  Carlos Beltran            3   
    T81  Andre Dawson              3   
    T81  Danny Tartabull           3   
    T81  Dick Allen                3   
    T81  Johnny Mize               3   
    T81  Tino Martinez             3   
    T81  Rogers Hornsby            3   
    T81  Greg Vaughn               3   
    T81  Hal Trosky                3   
    T81  Earl Averill              3   
    T81  Dave Winfield             3   
    T81  Dante Bichette            3   
    T81  Roy Campanella            3   
    T81  Josh Hamilton             3   
    T81  Roger Maris               3   
    T81  Boog Powell               3   
    T81  Jeff Kent                 3   
    T81  Tony Armas                3   
    T81  Brian Giles               3   
    T81  Moises Alou               3   
    T81  Justin Morneau            3   
    T81  Al Simmons                3   
    T81  Hank Sauer                3   
    T81  Billy Williams            3   
    T81  Orlando Cepeda            3
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    RBI >= 100
    
    1    Alex Rodriguez           1998-10   13   
    2    Jimmie Foxx              1929-40   12   
    3    Albert Pujols            2001-10   10   
    T4   Lou Gehrig               1929-37    9   
    T4   Sammy Sosa               1995-03    9   
    T4   Rafael Palmeiro          1995-03    9   
    T4   Manny Ramirez            1998-06    9   
    T8   Babe Ruth                1926-33    8   
    T8   Albert Belle             1992-99    8   
    T8   Mark Teixeira            2004-11    8

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    Re: A Letter To Jay Bruce

    P.S. Thanks for the win last night.

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    Re: A Letter To Jay Bruce

    2 years in a row with over 70 extra base hits and plays an awesome RF. He's only 26 and is on a reasonable contract. What's not to like?
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: A Letter To Jay Bruce

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    EXTRA BASE HITS               YEAR     EBH    
    1    Frank Robinson           1962       92   
    2    George Foster            1977       85   
    3    Johnny Bench             1970       84   
    T4   Dave Parker              1985       80   
    T4   Ted Kluszewski           1954       80   
    T4   Adam Dunn                2004       80   
    7    Adam Dunn                2005       77   
    T8   Vada Pinson              1959       76   
    T8   Frank Robinson           1961       76   
    T8   Wally Post               1955       76   
    11   Joey Votto               2010       75   
    T12  Jay Bruce                2012       74   
    T12  Tony Perez               1970       74   
    T14  Babe Herman              1932       73   
    T14  Lee May                  1969       73   
    T14  George Foster            1978       73   
    T14  Vada Pinson              1963       73   
    T14  Frank Robinson           1964       73   
    T14  Johnny Bench             1974       73   
    T20  Ted Kluszewski           1955       72   
    T20  Gus Bell                 1953       72   
    T20  Joey Votto               2011       72   
    T23  Frank Robinson           1959       71   
    T23  Frank Robinson           1965       71   
    T23  Frank Robinson           1956       71   
    T26  Lee May                  1970       70   
    T26  Frank Robinson           1960       70   
    T26  Sean Casey               2004       70   
    T26  Reggie Sanders           1995       70   
    T26  Sean Casey               1999       70   
    T26  Tony Perez               1969       70  
    
    CINCINNATI REDS
    ALL YEARS
    ALL POSITIONS
    EXTRA BASE HITS >= 70
    
    
    1    Frank Robinson            7   
    T2   Sean Casey                2   
    T2   Adam Dunn                 2   
    T2   Ted Kluszewski            2   
    T2   Lee May                   2   
    T2   Joey Votto                2   
    T2   Tony Perez                2   
    T2   Johnny Bench              2   
    T2   Vada Pinson               2   
    T2   George Foster             2   
    T11  Reggie Sanders            1   
    T11  Dave Parker               1   
    T11  Babe Herman               1   
    T11  Jay Bruce                 1   
    T11  Wally Post                1   
    T11  Gus Bell                  1

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    Re: A Letter To Jay Bruce

    Woy with a handy list. Assume it does not include this year (or at least last night).
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Woy with a handy list. Assume it does not include this year (or at least last night).
    Nope, two weeks and the software gets updated though


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