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    Jay Bruce, BA Minor League Player of the Year?

    According to C Trent Rosecrans, the award is Jays.

    Anyway, Wayne said Bruce will be invited to major league camp next spring. He is also headed to Arizona for instructional league play and then will paly with Team USA in November. Wayne said he talked to Jay in Louisville on Tuesday about the decision.

    Also, Wayne Krivsky said Jay Bruce had won Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year award for this season.
    Not that I doubted he would not win the award, becuase lets be honest, there was no legit competition the moment Justin Upton was called up.

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    Re: Jay Bruce, BA Minor League Player of the Year?

    Not a shock. Bruce had a terrific year. It was also pretty obdvious that he was coming to camp next year.
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    Congrats to Jay. He deserves it more than anyone else. He had an unbelievable year and I expect more of the same next season. I fully expect him to win a job as a starting OF during spring training.

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    Yep, congrats to Jay. Of course we all knew he'd be a big time prospect, but I certainly didn't expect him to be this good this soon. Still, as for playing for the Reds, somebody has to go. He certainly won't get any time if Dunn, Hamilton, and Jr are still in Cincy. Since they have no intention to bring him up this year, this situation won't be resolved for awhile.

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    next year's ryan braun hopefully!
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    Re: Jay Bruce, BA Minor League Player of the Year?

    Justin Upton was named Sports Weekly Minor League POY.

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    Re: Jay Bruce, BA Minor League Player of the Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Justin Upton was named Sports Weekly Minor League POY.
    Fools.

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    Re: Jay Bruce, BA Minor League Player of the Year?

    http://www.southeasttexaslive.com/si...d=512588&rfi=6

    West Brook grad Jay Bruce to be named minor league player of the year
    By CHRIS DABE , The Enterprise

    Former West Brook baseball player Jay Bruce will be named Baseball America's minor league player of the year Friday, according to his mother, Martha.

    An outfielder in the Cincinnati Reds organization, Jay Bruce learned of the award last week but declined to talk about it until it was officially announced. An announcement will be made Friday, according to baseballamerica.com.

    "He's more excited about this award than when he was drafted," Martha Bruce said Thursday.

    The announcement comes less than a week after Lumberton native Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter for the Boston Red Sox in his second major-league start.

    Bruce began the season with Single-A Sarasota, Fla., but ended at Triple-A Louisville. A left-handed hitter, he batted .319 with 26 home runs and 89 RBI. He struck out 135 times.

    Bruce will not be added to the Reds' expanded roster this month, the Cincinnati Post reported. Bruce was selected 12th overall in the 2005 draft.
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    Great Article!!!!!!!!!
    I'm 37 and I think Jay is more mature than I am.
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    Congrats to a fine young man. He is what you want all your first rounders to be.
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    "I'm just so excited about the future of the organization," Bruce says. "For all the Reds fans, be patient. The ability we have here in the minor leagues is going to be up there eventually. And the Reds are talented, it's not that they're a bad team. We have a lot of guys down here who can contribute in the big leagues and we're going to make some noise up there soon."

    What a great quote, kind a gives you a warm fuzzy.

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    Re: Jay Bruce, BA Minor League Player of the Year?

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    Re: Jay Bruce, BA Minor League Player of the Year?

    That's some great company to have.

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    Re: Jay Bruce, BA Minor League Player of the Year?

    With all the Fall League and Team USA stuff, is anyone at all worried Jay may get worn out? Maybe I'm just being over reactive. He does have the month of September off after all.

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