10:03 AM EDT, Sat June 25, 2016
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The Giants have asked the Reds about trading for Jay Bruce

But did the Reds have an answer? Just about three weeks ago, I stated the obvious:  the San Francisco Giants needed Jay Bruce, and they needed him right that very moment.  The banged up outfield was without Angel Pagan for a series of weeks and All Star Hunter Pence for a couple of months, leaving a clear void in both the field and the lineup for a team with yet another World Series run set in their sights. Turns out, the level of obviousness was quite high, since the Giants have indeed inquired about Bruce, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman.  As Schulman notes,...
Cincinnati.com Jun 23, 2016
BAR: Jay Bruce's contract could add to trade value

BAR: Jay Bruce's contract could add to trade value

Jay Bruce has an option for 2017, something that could add to his trade value as the deadline nears.         
Cincinnati.com Jun 21, 2016
DeSclafani helps Reds take first game from Rangers, 8-2

DeSclafani helps Reds take first game from Rangers, 8-2

Anthony DeSclafani threw seven strong innings, and Jay Bruce drove in four runs - including a three-run homer in the first - to help the Reds to an 8-2 win against the AL West-leading Texas Rangers in the first of two games in Arlington on Tuesday ni         
Columbus Dispatch Jun 21, 2016

Reds 8, Rangers 2 | Bruce, Cozart homer

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run, Zack Cozart homered along with a two-run triple and the Cincinnati Reds beat Texas 8-2 on Tuesday night, ending the Rangers' season-best winning streak at seven games.
Redleg Nation Jun 21, 2016

Reds end Rangers 7-game winning streak

The Rangers had won 7 straight games going into play on Tuesday, and entered with a 9.5 game lead in the AL West. That didn’t stop the Reds from continuing a hot month of their own, and now improving to 11-8 in June. Jay Bruce got the Reds off to a fast start in Arlington. …
Red Reporter Jun 21, 2016

Jay Bruce is a good hitter, Reds beat Rangers 8-2

Bruce homered yet again, and Cincinnati got a win on the road. Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Jay Bruce has occupied this space several times over the past month, and tonight he kept the good times going. Bruce got the Reds offense rolling in the first with a three-run homer. In the sixth he added a single, and in the seventh he drove home Brandon Phillips with a double. The resurgence of Jay Bruce has been a welcome development in Cincinnati, and he's starting to look like the hitter that we all remember. Honorable mentions are due: Anthony DeSclafani gave up five hits and...
Redlegs Review Jun 20, 2016

Honoring Pete Rose: All-Time Hit King

by: Jack WardStaff WriterThe Reds are not going to drastically turn things around before the end of the season. But they are showing signs of life in the month of June. Adam Duvall and Jay Bruce continue to carry the offensive load. Adam Duvall followed up his great month of May with 11 home runs with 6 home runs so far in June. What about his two out, two strike home run to tie the game on Saturday. That was clutch!The Reds have a winning record so far in June at 9-8. They have lost three one-run games that could possibly have gone either way. They are at Texas for two games and then...
Red Reporter Jun 20, 2016

Did Jay Bruce end up changing his approach at the plate?

In April Bruce looked like a different hitter. Did those changes stick? A few weeks in to the season Jay Bruce looked like a different hitter. This led me to ask, "Has Jay Bruce changed his approach at the plate?" On April 11 the answer was a cautious "maybe." Bruce was pulling far fewer balls than normal (21.4% as compared to his career mark of 45.2%). Was this a concerted effort on his part to use more of the field, or was it simply the result of small sample size? With several months of data now available it's worth returning to the question. Did Jay Bruce change his approach at the...
Redleg Nation Jun 17, 2016

In Defense of Jay Bruce

Jay Bruce is having a resurgent season at the plate.  As of this writing, Bruce is slashing .273/.329/.581 with a 135 wRC+.  If the season ended today, this would be Bruce’s most prolific hitting season by around 11% on a per-plate-appearance basis. This offensive uptick has likely increased Jay Bruce’s trade value a fair bit.  …
Cincinnati.com Jun 14, 2016
Reds top Braves, 3-1

Reds top Braves, 3-1

Jay Bruce's 3-run homer in the first was all the Reds needed for a 3-1 win in Atlanta.         
Columbus Dispatch Jun 14, 2016

Reds 3, Braves 1 | Bruce's homer backs Finnegan

ATLANTA -- Jay Bruce had a three-run homer in the first inning, Brandon Finnegan pitched six strong innings and the surging Cincinnati Reds escaped a jam in the ninth to beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Tuesday night.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Cincinnati.com Jun 14, 2016
Reds offense cold, but enough to top Braves

Reds offense cold, but enough to top Braves

ATLANTA — The Reds didn’t have much offense after Jay Bruce’s first-inning home run, but it was enough to give the Reds a 3-1 victory over the Braves at Turner Field on Tuesday.         
Red Reporter Jun 14, 2016

Jay Bruce lifts Reds to 3-1 win

Bruce's first inning homer was all the offense Cincinnati would need. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game The Reds struggled to get much going on offense tonight. Atlanta pitchers Julio Teheran, Chris Withrow, Hunter Cervenka, and Alexi Ogando held Cincinnati to just three hits. Luckily for the Reds, one of those hits went a very long way. Jay Bruce entered tonight's game on fire in the month of June. He took the field tonight hitting .313/.389/.813 over the past fourteen days. That line includes 5 HR, 15 RBI, and a 204 wRC+ in that time frame. Bruce kept the production going...
MetsBlog Jun 14, 2016

Mets nearly no-hit in shutout loss to Bucs, presented by W.B. Mason

The Mets lost for the 10th time in 11 games against the Pirates, dropping a 4-0 decision to rookie Jameson Taillon, who did not allow a hit until the seventh inning on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 11, 2016

Reds 2, Athletics 1 | Bruce's homer wins it

CINCINNATI -- Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer off Daniel Mengden, who made his major-league debut after a speedy rise through the minors, and the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 2-1 victory on Saturday that sent the Oakland Athletics to their seventh straight loss.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};

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