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    Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

    Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

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    Re: Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

    No, Patterson will get a hit Tuesday and Jay will stay down till September.
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    Re: Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

    Its difficult to predict because logic and sound decision making seem to have no influence on what this team actually does, but I say yes. Unfortunately, I think the motivation will be to create a circus to boost the gate, but if it gets him up and in the line-up I'm all for it. The team probably has no idea that its a good baseball decision.
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    Re: Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Its difficult to predict because logic and sound decision making seem to have no influence on what this team actually does, but I say yes. Unfortunately, I think the motivation will be to create a circus to boost the gate, but if it gets him up and in the line-up I'm all for it. The team probably has no idea that its a good baseball decision.
    Jocketty knows it's a good baseball decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Jocketty knows it's a good baseball decision.
    I like Jocketty too, but his lack of making this move earlier has me doubting him. Saying there is no place for him to play is just unbelievable. There are two OF spots where he'd be an immediate upgrade. The difficulty is determining which steaming pile to remove. The one in CF or the one in RF. Get him in the line-up and sort that out later.
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    Re: Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

    it was an obvious decision weeks ago. What makes it more compelling starting today?
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    Re: Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    it was an obvious decision weeks ago. What makes it more compelling starting today?
    Super Two. No doubt that's why they're waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Super Two. No doubt that's why they're waiting.
    if they are smart and follow the recent trend of signing youg guys long before arbitration then super two is not even an issue.
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    Re: Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    if they are smart and follow the recent trend of signing youg guys long before arbitration then super two is not even an issue.
    Super Two is always an issue. Long term contracts are structured around what a player would get in the future. A long term contract for a Jay Bruce who would be eligible for Super Two would involve more money than a long term contract for a Jay Bruce who would not be eligible for Super Two.
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    Re: Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    Super Two is always an issue. Long term contracts are structured around what a player would get in the future. A long term contract for a Jay Bruce who would be eligible for Super Two would involve more money than a long term contract for a Jay Bruce who would not be eligible for Super Two.
    the problem is that super two is a moving target as it is a percentage of eligible players and you don't know how many players that will be ... so if super two is the reason(and Jocketty said it wasn't) then you wouldn't want to bring him up for a bit.
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    Re: Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

    I would have voted yes a few days ago but based on the interview with Hal during the rain delay a few nights ago it sounded like the team wanted to make a trade before bringing him up. Also it seems like the team does not want him to play center so if they are waiting on a trade I don't think we will see Bruce for awhile.

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    Re: Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

    I fear even if Bruce does come up tomorrow (which I suspect) and Dusty is "forced" to start him, Dusty will bat him ninth and the pitcher eighth or something.

    "Hey, it's just the lineup," Baker said to the Fake News. "Everyone knows the order of the lineup doesn't really matter. People talk about OPS but I don't even know what that means. Back when I was hitting behind Hank Aaron -- I was actually on deck when he cured Polio -- no one talked about no OPS. Plus, I see LaRussa and that guy with job security in Milwaukee batting the pitcher eighth all the time and it looks pretty cool."

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    Re: Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

    the stuff that losing organizations are made of ... and the explanation doesn't work for the Longoria signing.
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    Re: Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    the stuff that losing organizations are made of ... and the explanation doesn't work for the Longoria signing.
    Longoria was promoted in early April, not early May. I really don't see how he applies to this situation. Teams generally promote good prospects at the beginning of the season or when super two has cleared.
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    Re: Will Jay Bruce be called up before Tuesday's game?

    I'm hoping Bruce is called up before tomorrow's game but I'm not getting my hopes up. Jocketty hasn't did anything yet so why now?
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