I guess my thread was a month too early.
I guess my thread was a month too early.
He's certainly a puzzle. If only there was some kind of platoon where you could play him only when he's hot. But his slumps are getting longer and his streaks are getting shorter.
I think he's playing hurt because of all the injured players out. I think they'll put him on the DL after we get some more players back.
He needs to be traded to Toronto or something. Then come on back.
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I know he's an above average RF, is technically still not in his prime and is suffering through what is a below average season by his standards, but I've tired of the up and down nature of his performance. It's akin to managing a group of commercial people where you have some who are relatively consistent performers and those who have tremendous peaks and valleys throughout....which one is preferable over time? This waiting for JB to heat up and fear of what's to soon follow once he does has just worn me out.
Originally Posted by nate
Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.
His decline in RF to me has been this season. He's missed a handful of balls he typically makes a nice play on and he's missed several opportunities to gun down a runner that he gets some of in past years. He's always had some trouble coming up with it cleanly.
I don't believe he is proving his defensive metrics of the past....I believe he is just not as good this year.
I was actually referring to present-day Dunn in regards to average and 'all or nothing'. I think we would all take the numbers Dunn put up in Cincinnati.
Looks like Bruce is sitting tonight out against the RHP Peralta (3 for 16 vs him on career)
Reds: Price worried Bruce putting too much pressure on himself
With Jay Bruce experiencing a subpar season, Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday that he worries the veteran outfielder might be putting too much pressure on himself.
Bruce is batting .221 following Sunday's 0-for-4 performance and he added to his woes by striking out three times on Saturday against the Yankees. He's 0-for-11 over his last three games. With the Reds missing mainstays Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips, Price said he wants Bruce to relax and not overthink his role.
"I know how this game is. It's such a mental challenge on a daily basis. He had that really nice run when we went on the road and did some nice things before we came home and went on the break," Price said. "I'm sure he's trying to do everything he can with Joey and Brandon out to provide us with that middle of the order presence.
"What I really want him to do is relax and be himself and not try to be more than who he is. I'm sure he is trying to do everything he can to help us and might be putting a little too much pressure on himself to be overly productive in the absence of those two guys."
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What I don't understand is his aversion to hitting opposite field. Teams are putting on a shift and he has not changed his approach. Hard to pull an outside pitch. I recall that he used all fields when he first came up. He has enough power to hit it out in left center. I also recall that going opposite field was an early indicator that he was coming out of a slump.
If you are waiting for Jay Bruce to learn hitting to the opposite field in his 7th year in the majors.....you're going to have a bad time.
Since he returned from DL 204 PA's
I'm going to say this is his worst run of batting in his career... anywhere
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