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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:12 pm 
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Color me meh.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:35 pm 
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jdawginsc wrote:
Color me meh.


Yep.


Seems like an appeasement.


No plan. No direction.


Just something to say we did something (while not blowing up the Pons wallet.)



This will be followed by flirtations with other free agents that will go nowhere but keep us hoping that they really really really want to win as much as we do...

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Yeah, and if you're using the "He's 19" logic, then I guess the best report a scout could give us is:


"I have no idea. He's a teenager. He may go through 5 arm surgeries between now and his 30th birthday. He may add a pitch. He may lose a pitch. He may put on 30 lbs and add velocity. He may put on 50 lbs and eat his way out of the league. I literally have no idea what he is going to be."

But thats not what these guys are paid to do, nor what we are looking for them to do, right?


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:01 am 
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This deal is going to look a lot worse once CarGo signs.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:04 am 
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Is it really? I mean for all our cynicism I didn't actually think the Mets would LITERALLY do nothing this offseason, although I certainly think this'll be the highlight. And bringing back Bruce was safe and unimaginative which is the speciality of the front office.

That said I like the player, admired how he came in last year after a bad first impression and proved he was much better than that and could handle NY.


The Wilpons, for all the hate they get, they want to win and they will, occasionally, spend something.

Safe - yes.
Unimaginative - yes.
Still, a solid move that improves us.

Any word on who gets bumped from the 40?
Hopefully ya boy Matt Reynolds?


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:22 am 
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Ralf wrote:
This deal is going to look a lot worse once CarGo signs.


The guy 2 years older, injury-prone and worth negative WAR last season?


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:31 am 
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This deal is going to look a lot worse once CarGo signs.


The guy 2 years older, injury-prone and worth negative WAR last season?


I'm unclear as to which CarGo he's even referring to.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:37 am 
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Seems to me that one of Lagares, Smith or Flo doesn't really fit anymore... or the prognosis for Conforto is worse than we think..?


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
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thebull wrote:
Ralf wrote:
This deal is going to look a lot worse once CarGo signs.


The guy 2 years older, injury-prone and worth negative WAR last season?


Huh? He’s played only 10 less games than Bruce the past three years.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:54 am 
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Hard to dislike Bruce’s 2017, or Bruce as a person / clubhouse guy, but jeeze, so much for having any kind of plan for changing the dynamics of the team whatsoever. No added speed, no improved OBP, no added fresh blood or pedigree of playoff success. Just “hey, he’s got solid numbers, and we know him!”

Could have been worse, certainly... but if it’s true they’re done with the bullpen? Yikes.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:57 am 
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Ralf wrote:
thebull wrote:
Ralf wrote:
This deal is going to look a lot worse once CarGo signs.


The guy 2 years older, injury-prone and worth negative WAR last season?


Huh? He’s played only 10 less games than Bruce the past three years.


That's the part you bring up, not the part where he's older and worse? And the 3 years before that he played 70, 110, 135.


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
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Carlos Gonzalez, really? Just look at his road splits. Not a very good player away from Denver and that's not even debatable.


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:41 am 
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Meh.

I was hoping this was an old thread that got bumped.


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