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    Re: Jay Bruce willing to play CF

    I sure hope they take him up on the offer. And I hope he comes in lighter this year in any event. He doesn't need to get stronger; he should focus on staying lean and healthy. Range matters in RF too.
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    He will be the CFer. The only thing that prevents it is Dusty's hardheadedness.
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    Re: Jay Bruce willing to play CF

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I sure hope they take him up on the offer. And I hope he comes in lighter this year in any event. He doesn't need to get stronger; he should focus on staying lean and healthy. Range matters in RF too.
    Agree in the weight thing, but I guess I just hope they do what's best for the team. I don't know if Bruce/Choo across or vice versa is better.

    But I like the gesture by Jay. Makes total sense and shows his head is in the right place.

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    Re: Jay Bruce willing to play CF

    I love Jay Bruce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    He will be the CFer. The only thing that prevents it is Dusty's hardheadedness.
    Your quote made me laugh at loud. He should be the cf, obviously, but we all know someone wont allow common sense to happen. I highly doubt he'll be the cf.
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    Re: Jay Bruce willing to play CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    He will be the CFer. The only thing that prevents it is Dusty's hardheadedness.
    I don't see what makes people think Bruce will be a big improvement over Choo. I think both guys project to be adequate CF in small parks (like the GABP) and well below average in big parks. If, as I suspect, there isn't much difference between them, I'd rather leave Bruce in RF and let the one-year rental deal with the headaches of playing out of position.

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    Re: Jay Bruce willing to play CF

    I thought Jay came in lean and athletic last season. Being trim, along with a nice mix of strength is great. I think Jay is a great athlete and can handle whatever is thrown at him... I love some Jay Bruce regardless! Hopefully the Reds make the right decision on Jay and Choo in CF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve4192 View Post
    I don't see what makes people think Bruce will be a big improvement over Choo. I think both guys project to be adequate CF in small parks (like the GABP) and well below average in big parks. If, as I suspect, there isn't much difference between them, I'd rather leave Bruce in RF and let the one-year rental deal with the headaches of playing out of position.
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    Does this mean Bruce leads off?
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    If Bruce has a good season at the plate, he'll win the CF Gold Glove!
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    Re: Jay Bruce willing to play CF

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Does this mean Bruce leads off?

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    Re: Jay Bruce willing to play CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve4192 View Post
    I don't see what makes people think Bruce will be a big improvement over Choo. I think both guys project to be adequate CF in small parks (like the GABP) and well below average in big parks. If, as I suspect, there isn't much difference between them, I'd rather leave Bruce in RF and let the one-year rental deal with the headaches of playing out of position.
    My thoughts exactly.
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    Re: Jay Bruce willing to play CF

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Does this mean Bruce leads off?
    Yeah. According to history with Dusty's lineups...

    CF Bruce
    SS Cozart
    1B Votto
    LF Ludwick
    RF Choo
    .....meh.......you get the drift......
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    Re: Jay Bruce willing to play CF

    I'd rather leave Bruce in RF and let the one-year rental deal with the headaches of playing out of position.
    Agreed. Bruce can still get better in RF -- let that process continue.
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