There's a lot of talk about Bruce in various threads. It's all for good reason, and I'm growing fairly concerned with the kid's lack of production and overall what I've started to see in his approach (or lack thereof) during his at-bats.
The question or the question(s) go like this:
-Why is he struggling? He had a good spring after a strong finish to the 2009 season. He hit the ball well the first 8 games of the season even if results didn't show. It's not like he lost his ability that he used all spring on the plane ride back from Arizona to Cincinnati.
-Where does it go from here for Bruce? Could he turn into a platoon player, seeing only starts against RHP as early as May into the rest of the season?
-Do you send him to AAA Louisville? If so, when do you do it and when do you consider bringing him back to Cincinnati? Also who do you call up to fill the void in the outfield?
-At what point, if any; do the Reds consider maybe trading Jay for a change of scenery? Is it way too early to consider this?
If nothing else, after discussing the initial questions; we can track his slump or success here. Hopefully, this thread brings him a little bit of good karma. We need this kid to turn it around for a lot of reasons. I feel bad for him.