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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Quote Originally Posted by REDblooded View Post
    When he's hot he can carry you.
    Are you calling me fat?

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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

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    Are you calling me fat?
    Depends... Are we talking Johnny Cueto fat, or Aroldis Chapman pastry fat?
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Quote Originally Posted by REDblooded View Post
    Keith Law arguing on Twitter last night that there's no such thing as a hitter getting "dialed in", or at least that there's no evidence to support it...

    I'd love to see a case study on Jay Bruce.
    Keith Law is a really smart guy that sometimes says really stupid things. Also, he's an arrogant blowhard.

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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

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    Depends... Are we talking Johnny Cueto fat, or Aroldis Chapman pastry fat?
    I was thinking White Goodman at the end of Dodgeball fat....


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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

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    I was thinking White Goodman at the end of Dodgeball fat....

    Oh, that's fat...
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Interesting stat to keep an eye on... Bruce now has 6 HR's through the first 45 games. He needs 29 through the next 117 to keep his streak of improving his HR total each year in the majors.

    Stay Hot kid.
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Bump. Somebody had to do it. We need to get JB going, and this trick has worked in the past. C'mon Jay, we're pullin for ya!

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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Had a so-so April last year .... but not as slow (bad) as this year's obviously.

    Lets just hope he has a May/June like he did last year. He was on fire.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Anecdotally it seems that Bruce's hot streaks are preceded by his hitting balls to the opposite field. It might behoove him to try to beat the shift and hit the other way to get grooved in.

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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Streakiest hitter I've ever seen. Hopefully he's ready to get on one of his tears where he looks like the best player in baseball.

    Then he'll go back to looking like a left-handed Dave Kingman after the hot streak ends. We'll look up at the end of the year and he'll have 30+ HRs.

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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    I love his walk rate so far.

    If he continues to force the issue, laying off stuff he can't drive, his cold periods will have less of a negative impact.

    I see his April thus far as a positive.

    a .156 Batting average looks yucky, but he's got an OBP of .333. His slugging is something like .350. Does anyone think that's gonna continue?
    Last edited by wheels; 04-16-2014 at 09:02 AM.
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    He'll go on a tear in a few weeks. Somebody will bump this thread mocking it.
    Then he'll slump for a month after that, and somebody will bump it.
    Rinse. Repeat.

    In all seriousness, I agree that his walking so far is a very good sign.
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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    He'll go on a tear in a few weeks. Somebody will bump this thread mocking it.
    Then he'll slump for a month after that, and somebody will bump it.
    Rinse. Repeat.

    In all seriousness, I agree that his walking so far is a very good sign.
    You're right about this thread. I can't wait until it reaches enough pages to lock it.
    "Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" ~ Jim Bouton

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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    his results are bad but he doesn´t get fooled as badly as he has in the past (on cold streaks). good to see that he can walk, if he only could hit some grounders to left field
    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein

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    Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?

    I just want to make it clear that I only bumped the thread to help Brucie start hitting. To my memory, JB always gets red hot whenever this thread, or one of its siblings, makes an appearance. Just trying to do my part for the team.

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