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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Indians acquire Jay Bruce for Minor Leaguer | MLB.com

The price for bats is pretty low this year.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 10, 2017 at 07:11 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: indians, jay bruce, mets, trades

Friday, June 23, 2017

Mets are open for a selloff: Here’s how it can work

So the Mets not only should be open-minded now, they should be open for business. In Bruce, Granderson, Lucas Duda, Addison Reed and Neil Walker (currently on the DL), they have five walk-year players unlikely to return or receive the qualifying offer, which would guarantee a contract of more than $18 million next season if accepted and – as part of the new CBA – return only a draft pick following the second round if the free agent signs elsewhere.

Since they still control all of their best starting pitchers through at least next year, the Mets would not be trading to rebuild. Instead, the goals would be 1) to save money to reinvest for the near future, and 2) to obtain pieces that either help the 2018 team or restock a farm system heavily depleted in the past few years in go-for-it trades. The Mets should emphasize big arms that, at worse, could give them better bullpen options for the future.

The key is to be proactive. For example, if the Yankees get further bad news on first baseman Greg Bird, the Mets should initiate talks about Duda before the Yankees turn to the A’s (Yonder Alonso) or before the Royals (Eric Hosmer) or Rays (Logan Morrison) potentially fall out of the race.

They should definitely be proactive with Bruce and Granderson because it is hard to find contenders clamoring for corner outfielders. Two teams that might need them now – the Blue Jays and Royals – are dabbling with .500. Wait and they can fall out of the race, or they can stay in as other sellers join the conversation. The best the Mets are going to get for Bruce or Granderson are helpful pieces, so if they can push for that now, why risk it disappearing later? Better 75 cents on the dollar now then nothing later.

Here are my suggestions: Make both available to the Royals and Blue Jays and ask the key piece in return be Nathan Karns (from Kansas City) and Ezequiel Carrera (from Toronto). That both of those players are currently on the DL shows how difficult the Mets’ path is.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 23, 2017 at 04:03 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, curtis granderson, jay bruce, mets, royals

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mets’ Jay Bruce homers twice vs. Phillies | MLB.com

Jay Bruce winning friends and influencing people in New York.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 11, 2017 at 08:59 AM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: jay bruce, mets

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mets give Lucas Duda insurance policy a test drive at first base | New York Post

Bruce was tested twice against the Astros. In the second inning, Wilmer Flores bounced a throw from third base that Bruce scooped to record the final out. In the fourth, Bruce fielded a grounder and flipped to Jacob deGrom covering the bag for the final out. On that play, Bruce hesitated on his flip — a brief miscommunication — before getting the ball to deGrom.

“You’ve got to get the ball to Jake a little quicker,” Collins said. “But I saw stuff [Bruce] can learn and thought he handled himself well.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 15, 2017 at 06:40 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: jay bruce, lucas duda, mets

 

 

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