When he's eligable for super 2's we'll have Griffey's salary off the table so we'll have money to take care of Bruce and to take care of other things. If we pick up Dunn's contract were not going to have alot of money to play with this offseason and if we sign someone like Eric Byrnes that will be around 7-10million a year and we won't have as much money as I'd like to spend on pitching.
I understand your approach, but for me, I don't want Bruce becoming a free agent anytime sooner than he needs to be.
If they sign a cheap stop gap and the offence struggles next year and the Reds continue to lose the fans will be all over Krivsky and ownership. I think the Reds need to either make a big signing like Byrnes or take a big chance on starting Bruce from day 1 in 2008. They can't go cheap or everyone's going to be claiming they don't care. I KNOW Bob Castellini does not like that talk. Even the common Reds fan knows who Bruce is and would probably be in favor of starting him next year.
Jay Bruce hits a line single to right center. Ends up 4 for 6 , single , double , 2 homers and 5 rbi's
So far 8 of 18 .444 1 -2b, 3 Home Runs and 8 RBI's. Slugging pct . of 1.000 , on base pct of .473 , ops of 1.473 , thats counting an 0-5 1st game.
Wow, Ravin was effectively wild tonight. I can see why they held him down in Billings, 10 walks in 2 games(with 12 k's in 7 innings). Even Homer Bailey gasped
Is Bruce the best prospect in baseball?