Jay Bruce is a polarizing figure among Reds fans, some call him Jaybust, some think he is the next star, and if he is not that then he will be looked at as a failure. I say, why does he have to be a star. Why can't he be an average to slightly above average player who plays his butt off. The way he plays is not due to a lack of effort, no one that I know of has ever questioned that. I know the baseball Gods said he was the next Babe Ruth( kidding on Babe Ruth, but you get the picture), I would be happy with a career of yearly totals of .265-285 avg, 20-30 homers, 75-100 rbi's, and 70-90 runs. I hope he can be a star, but the totals we had from Bruce by years end last year were pretty good. There are times when he can carry the team for 2-3 weeks. I say cut the kid some slack, he plays his butt off. If most of us worked as hard as he plays we would be CEO of the company.