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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    Someone needs to take away Dusty's flux capacitor before this crazy thing gets out of control.
    only in Dusty's less than lucid moments(which are frequent) has Hairston or Patterson ever been a leadoff hitter.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SpringfieldFan View Post
    No, do a search look up Chicago, Patterson, Dusty Baker, and you will see this is a rerun back as far as 2004. Baker always wanted Patterson to be that dream leadoff man and when that failed Hairston became the man, the manager is persevering if nothing else. This has all been played out before, with the exception of Jay Bruce.
    Yeah, but Dusty wasn't playing Hairston at SS back then.

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    I find it hard to believe Freel would be any worse at SS then Hairston is, I'd prefer Janish there and batting leadoff over both of them if the CF/SS must bat leadoff rule is in effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    I find it hard to believe Freel would be any worse at SS then Hairston is, I'd prefer Janish there and batting leadoff over both of them if the CF/SS must bat leadoff rule is in effect.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    BTW, the Reds have now moved on to Hairston as the new leadoff hitter, he of the career 320 OBP and 685 OPS.

    Things are looking up!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    BTW, the Reds have now moved on to Hairston as the new leadoff hitter, he of the career 320 OBP and 685 OPS.

    Things are looking up!!
    Hey that is better than Patterson.

    No really, it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Hey that is better than Patterson.

    No really, it is.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    so will Bruce get a platoon job to get Freel some ABs? Hell, maybe he'll sit Dunn. Otherwise Farney might go on a rampage.
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    Time for Freel to take ABs from Edwin (again).
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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Time for Freel to take ABs from Edwin (again).
    they have the same OPS and Freel is really bad against RHP.

    The place to get him ABs that make sense is put him in RF for Jr against LHP.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    The lineup won't be fixed until Griffey gets out of the 3 slot.
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by redsrule2500 View Post
    The lineup won't be fixed until Griffey gets out of the 3 slot.
    He'll be out of that spot come October
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by redsrule2500 View Post
    The lineup won't be fixed until Griffey gets out of the 3 slot.
    But he's being left there out of respect, haven't you heard?
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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Bruce spelling Junior in RF against lefties makes sense for a number of reasons -- would be great to see.

    And you know, as Junior discussed when he was reluctant to leave CF, it might be easier on him to concede playing time in RF to Bruce than any of the other in house options.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Jay Bruce called up!!!!!

    Another J.B. arrival

    By Hal McCoy | Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 04:55 PM
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    The media horde swooped into the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse early Tuesday and catcher David Ross looked over his shoulder and said, “Jay Bruce doesn’t catch, does he?”

    No, he doesn’t, but Bruce’s arrival rivals that of another J.B. - Johnny Bench. Bench’s arrival happened with far less folderol, pomp and circumstance.

    It was August 29, 1967 against the Philadelphia Phillies. Bench caught that day and was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. He was 19 years old.

    And he never looked back - focusing himself right into the Hall of Fame.

    Now we have outfielder Jay Bruce, just turned 21. The clamor for his promotion was as loud as the Liberty Bell before it had a crack.

    Asked if he knew about the fans and media demanding his promotion, Bruce smiled and said, “Yeah, I read and saw a few things.”

    What should be of major concern to the Cicinnati Reds is that fans consider Bruce the savior, the Messiah, the man to lead the Reds from last place to first place in about a day-and-a-half.

    “He is not the savior,” said manager Dusty Baker. “We just want him to be himself. Just let him play and be himself - no labels on him, no comparisons. Let’s just let him play, you know? You can’t help what people put on you and what people say.”

    There is not doubt Bruce’s make-up - and it has nothing to do with Revlon or Cover Girl or Mary Kay.

    “He is a confident young man and he is a bright young man,” said Baker. “And very competitive.

    “I’m going to protect him some, but not a whole bunch. He’s going to play most of the time,” Baker added. “Maybe not against some tough lefty, we’ll see. Right now, it is, ‘Go play.’”

    “I’m glad he is here,” said Baker. “He deserves this opportunity because he earned it. That’s what I like. We asked him (in spring training) to go down and play hard and work on his skills and that’s what he did.”

    “I hope he is here for a long, long time and I get to see him play and develop and get better and better,” Baker added.

    Bruce said all the politically correct stuff about taking until now to get here, but he also said, “I’m an impatient person and I wanted to be here yesterday.”

    A lot of people wish he had been here the day before yesterday - or the day before the season opened.

    “I just want to get things started,” he said before the game, spotting his name on Tuesday’s lineup card, batting second and playing center field. “It is pretty surreal and it still hasn’t really set in. Getting sent down after spring training, well, worrying about it wasn’t going to help get me here.”

    As Bruce said, he took care of business at Louisville and waited. And waited and waited and waited.

    “It is what it is,” he said. “They had a plan and you have to respect their decisions. I’m here now, so . . ,” he said. “I got to work on some little things and it helped me. It certainly didn’t hurt me.”

    It might have hurt the team, though, with Corey Patterson stumbling along in centerfield - batting .201 with a .243 on-base percentage and perpetrating baserunning gaffes against the laws of nature.

    OK, why is Bruce batting second?

    “I don’t want to put the pressure on him to lead him off,” said Baker. “The third spot right now belongs to Junior. The fourth spot belongs to Brandon Phillips. The fifth spot belongs to Adam Dunn.

    “So you could put him toward the top or put him underneath,” Baker added. “I thought it would be better to put him up top. I know most good hitters bad third in the minors, but Junior has 20 years at third. Just bide you time and everything will work out sooner or later.”

    Bruce has doned nothing but bide his time. Now let’s see how things work out.

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