Bruce sent down

Jay Bruce, named #1 Prospect by and Baseball America, has been sent down to the minors by the Reds. 

This news will no doubt get the Baker-haters fuming.  I know a few who say that Dusty doesn’t like new kids and will only play veterans.  With the signing of the similarly left-handed CF Corey Patterson, I have to say it looks a lot like that.   My guess however, is that it’s a case of a crowded outfield.

Outwardly at least, Bruce seems to have the right idea:

“I knew what they’d tell me when I went in there,” Bruce said at the Reds complex in Sarasota, Fla. “You don’t want to get sent down. It’s disappointing. But I will feed off of it, go to Louisville and play well.”

I’m curious to what Zealot co-blogger Teddy Ballgame thinks.  He saw Bruce play down in spring training and even chatted up his father. 

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One Response to “Bruce sent down”

  1. Good move! Jay Bruce has a good head on his shoulders and being sent down will only benefit the youngster. Even though I’m not a Dusty fan, I think the Reds will win the NL, in large part because Baker always does well in his 1st year with a team, and Bruce will be a big part of the resurgent Reds! Where do I place my wager?

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