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    So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    It's the elephant in the room I feel like. He's off to another really slow start and in general just having awful at-bats. This was supposed to be the year.

    I guess I don't have direct criticism for Jay Bruce. I just wish he had to watch a season of himself at the plate. It's a roller coaster of frustration, ups and downs, and confusion.
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    The Reds have played all of seven games.

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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Send him and Volquez back to Louisville.
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Send him and Volquez back to Louisville.
    Immediately

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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Send him and Volquez back to Louisville.
    Forget that, Trade them for a bucket of balls!
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    I'm not implicating that we send him to Louisville. I'm just saying that it would just be nice if he got off to a decent start. He's quietly salting away like 10% of his season here without production.

    I don't know, maybe I'm crazy for being frustrated. But I just don't get the peaks and valleys with a guy with his talent.
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990 View Post
    I'm not implicating that we send him to Louisville. I'm just saying that it would just be nice if he got off to a decent start. He's quietly salting away like 10% of his season here without production.

    I don't know, maybe I'm crazy for being frustrated. But I just don't get the peaks and valleys with a guy with his talent.

    I'm pretty sure this guy is trolling...
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Quote Originally Posted by REDblooded View Post
    I'm pretty sure this guy is trolling...
    I resent that statement.

    I've had some poor posts like anyone else but this is not trolling. It's talking baseball.

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Even King Albert exhibits a poor approach with holes in his swing when in a slump.
    No. Just no. I couldn't wait for someone to bring Pujols into this.

    Jay Bruce's track record is one thing, Albert Pujols is another. Bruce has never done what Pujols has done to suggest that nothing can really be said when he's struggling because he'll inevitably get it together. Virtually, the two have no similarities. Possible top 10 player of all time and future sure fire Hall of Famer vs. 24 year old still trying to find his way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    FYI here's what the OP said about another Reds player last year. I'm sensing a trend.



    Going off the rails isn't anything new.
    And the example you point to has nothing to do with the subject of the thread, nothing. I didn't go off any rails. My post and take on the subject was pretty sound to be honest.
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Quote Originally Posted by REDblooded View Post
    I'm pretty sure this guy is trolling...

    Maybe he should not have started a thread but how about giving the poster a break about calling him a troll.......even if we do not agree with his starting a thread on this beacuse of such a small time frame in the season does not mean he is not bringing up good points about his approach....the approach Bruce has at this time and how he looks.

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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    Maybe he should not have started a thread but how about giving the poster a break about calling him a troll.......even if we do not agree with his starting a thread on this because of such a small time frame in the season does not mean he is not bringing up good points about his approach....the approach Bruce has at this time and how he looks.
    He's not a troll, but this is why people are reacting the way they are:
    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showt...ight=jay+bruce
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    He's not a troll, but this is why people are reacting the way they are:
    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showt...ight=jay+bruce

    Well he likes to stir the pot on Bruce for sure. I got frustrated with him on friday myself....but I know it's early.

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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    He's not a troll, but this is why people are reacting the way they are:
    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showt...ight=jay+bruce
    The OP is 9 days ahead of last year's pace. At that rate, he should be changing his name in about a month or so.
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    I feel like I have read this thread before. At least last time you started this you gave Bruce more than 7 games.
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    I feel like I have read this thread before. At least last time you started this you gave Bruce more than 7 games.
    Alright, but wait a second. It hasn't just been 7 games. This is going on four seasons now we're waiting to see a finished product.

    Except for the last few weeks of last season and the first few weeks of his career he's been lukewarm to say the least.

    I don't know. I guess I just wonder when the light is truly going to go on. Or am I worrying about nothing here? I look around the league and other power hitters are doing their thing. He just doesn't produce runs like a middle of the order guy should, and little things show I'm not the only one who notices.

    Dusty consistently hits him 6th, even against RHP and is reluctant to ever put him anywhere higher than 5th on the occasional night here and there.
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990 View Post
    Alright, but wait a second. It hasn't just been 7 games. This is going on four seasons now we're waiting to see a finished product.

    Except for the last few weeks of last season and the first few weeks of his career he's been lukewarm to say the least.

    I don't know. I guess I just wonder when the light is truly going to go on. Or am I worrying about nothing here? I look around the league and other power hitters are doing their thing. He just doesn't produce runs like a middle of the order guy should, and little things show I'm not the only one who notices.

    Dusty consistently hits him 6th, even against RHP and is reluctant to ever put him anywhere higher than 5th on the occasional night here and there.
    Not so much...

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