The time is approaching for Bruce to get a new deal, if it's going to happen IMO. It's been discussed sparsely in various threads, but there's been no definitive thread for it. He'll be only 30 when he reaches free agency.
Jay's agent remarked this offseason, and last offseason the same remarks. That Jay would like nothing more than to sign a contract that sees him finish his career in Cincinnati. (Link: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/1...oyo-johan.html)
He was interested in doing this two years ago (Link: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...tension-1.html)
I am at the point where I am settled and comfortable with the player Bruce is, which is a very high-end player, just short of being the superstar we all hoped for.
I also feel like in a year like the one we're about to have - one that will be successful but again fall short of winning a postseason series - it will be enjoyable to watch Bruce continue his career milestones. He's a guy I enjoy going to the park to watch play on an every-day basis.
I want to see the Reds lock up Bruce for his career as they've done with Votto. Do you see it happening? Why or why not?