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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    Jay plays a mean CF. Just happened to play with the other very good defenses centerfielders in the system in Szymanski and Dickerson.
    I thought Bruce was supposed to outgrow center? Would you rather see Bruce or Hamilton playing center next year if Girffey/Dunn is traded?

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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    Jay Bruce is 6'2 218 , Josh Hamilton 6'4 235 , neither are the typical sized centerfielder . But both have good speed , very strong arms and very good instints as outfielders. Both can play any of the 3 outfield spots.

    Bruce and Hamilton are both lefthanded throwers so to me you could toss a coin. I'd probably give a slight edge to Hamilton .

    Assuming Josh is ready for rehab assignment in 7-10 days we will find out when Jay and Josh are both at Louisville which way the Reds may be leaning.
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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    I would put Dunn in CF with Hamilton and Bruce surrounding him. That way, Hamilton and Bruce can cover LF, RF, LCF, RCF and Dunn can just catch things if they are hit right at him
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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    I thought Bruce was supposed to outgrow center? Would you rather see Bruce or Hamilton playing center next year if Girffey/Dunn is traded?
    Give me Bruce. Hamilton has shown to be slightly below average in CF. If Bruce proves to be worse than that, then switch them back up.... but until then, I will take Bruce in CF over Hamilton.

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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    You could always move Jr. back to CF.

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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    I say give him a shot as the AAA season winds down. Give him a taste in a lost season without too much pressure, that way, he can spend the offseason having a true idea of what he needs to work on to succeed in the majors.

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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    I would also like to mention that I have the 4th waiver claim in my dynasty league............after Upton is claimed, I'll move up to third. That puts me in a prime spot to maybe land Bruce if somebody else, like Joba is called up before Bruce. My team is gonna win the league this year, so I won't have a shot at him in the rookie draft next season......PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring him up in September!

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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    IMHO, Bruce and Hamilton are both COF's ideally.

    Both can play CF, but they wouild be better in left and right.
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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    It sounds like Bruce and Hamilton have similar defensive tools. Neither are probably pure centerfielders, but it'll be interesting to see how some of the fielding metrics grade Hamilton's play this year. As long as he's not causing Griffey-like defensive head aches, I'd rather see Bruce stay at a position he's comfortable with.

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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    Why not? Arbitration. He'll come up sometime next year i'd bet.

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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    With Freel's knee bothering him and Norris Hopper spiking himself could this mean we see Bruce?
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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    It sounds like Bruce and Hamilton have similar defensive tools. Neither are probably pure centerfielders, but it'll be interesting to see how some of the fielding metrics grade Hamilton's play this year. As long as he's not causing Griffey-like defensive head aches, I'd rather see Bruce stay at a position he's comfortable with.
    Jay pretty much splits his time in CF/RF, so I would imagine he is comfortable both places.

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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    IMHO, Bruce and Hamilton are both COF's ideally.

    Both can play CF, but they wouild be better in left and right.
    You can't waste either of their arms though
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    Re: Jay Bruce, why not.

    Bring the kid up. Nothing to lose you need to see how he reacts to MLB pitching.
    Too young? Junior was 19 when he broke in and played the whole year.
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