All posts tagged "Jay Bruce"

  • Game Recaps
    Reds Use Four Homers to Beat Pirates 4-1

    Let’s not dwell too much on this one. The Cincinnati Reds hit four solo home runs, three of which would have flown out even in larger ballparks, plus Mike Leake and Co. frustrated the Pirates again by keeping them hitless with runners in scoring position. There are three games to go and...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Apparently Can’t Win Every Game, Lose 6-0 to Reds

    Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto pitched eight one-hit innings and Cincinnati smacked two home runs to win the series opener over the Pirates 4-0 on Friday night at PNC Park. “You tip your cap to him. You hate to say those words, but he was really good tonight,” said Pirates second baseman...

  • Analysis
    Oddly Comforted By A $10M Gap

    Yesterday's news cycle brought word that Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates are approximately $10M apart on terms of a contract.  That is a boatload of money is any situation, but I'm somewhat relieved that McCutchen and his agent Steve Hammond are looking at Justin Upton and Jay Bruce's deals as benchmarks. Those...

  • Analysis
    The Market for McCutchen is Set

    The Reds extended Jay Bruce, which could help set the value of McCutchen. I've talked a lot about Andrew McCutchen this off-season, both in terms of the possibility that he could be a Super Two player following the 2011 season, as well as what it could cost to extend him and buy...

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