I keep thinking he's going to go on one of his tears where he looks like the best player in MLB like it's a foregone conclusion. But here we are on July 21st and it hasn't happened yet. I thought it was starting to happen right before the break when he had HRs in 3 consecutive games, but he's gone right back in the tank since then.
Also troubling is his defense. I used to laugh at the "defensive metrics" that said Bruce wasn't really a good defensive RF. I remember thinking he's not good, he's great. But he's not. He botches way too many balls and often doesn't get a good jump. Now I see what the defensive metrics were saying about him. He's basically an "average" RF defensively.
Jay seemed to be getting better every season ... but he's regressed this year and it's a big concern IMO. In fairness, he did battle the knee injury early in the year, but he says he feels great. Says the knee has never felt better.
Also, my main reason for starting this thread is reverse psychology, of course.