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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Jay Bruce deal: Patience pays off again for Alderson and Mets

Bruce has returned to the Mets for three years and $39 million, an eminently reasonable deal for a 31-year-old-to-be who brings power and durability to an environment sorely in need of both.

Nowaday’s high price of mediocrity, I suppose, or the mehiest meh that ever mehed.

Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: January 11, 2018 at 09:26 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JJ1986 Posted: January 11, 2018 at 04:24 PM (#5604919)
I think Bruce is the second outfielder to sign this offseason and the other one is Leonys Martin. That's not really patience.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: January 11, 2018 at 10:54 PM (#5605197)
I think the headline has an odd definition of "pays off" as well.
   3. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: January 11, 2018 at 11:47 PM (#5605216)
Bruce was good last year, and that shouldn't be totally ignored. But he'd been quite bad for years before that. He plays a fair amount and he hits a fair number of homers. But I don't know if he's really a guy you want around for the next three years.
   4. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: January 11, 2018 at 11:48 PM (#5605217)
It does seem like last year was an outlier. But I'm surprised at how far the Mets' star has fallen. The perils of building around pitching, I guess.
   5. Lassus Posted: January 12, 2018 at 12:05 AM (#5605230)
Why are you punishing us by having a second thread on this crappy acquisition?
   6. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: January 12, 2018 at 07:25 AM (#5605273)
Sorry, Lassus! As much as I like poking Mets fans, this was unintentional, as I did not see the hours old post in my feed when I submitted this article.
   7. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: January 12, 2018 at 09:31 AM (#5605310)
Feel free to turn this into a thread about the Mets' other off-season acquisitions, Anthony Swarzak and Jose Lobaton.
   8. formerly dp Posted: January 12, 2018 at 09:47 AM (#5605323)
Wait, we got Lobaton?!?
   9. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 12, 2018 at 10:17 AM (#5605350)
Wait, we got Lobaton?!?


Yeah, back in mid-December. Minor league deal.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 12, 2018 at 10:44 AM (#5605362)
I think Lobaton was the Nats' designated "take your teammate's helmet off when he gets back to the dugout after hitting a home run" guy. So you got that covered.

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