Jay Bruce. In 2010, Bruce started out brilliantly, played so poorly for a while that some mouth-breathers suggested he be sent to AAA, then returned from injury to excite everyone with his hitting. Defensively, he was the most deserving Gold Glove winner on the Reds roster, in my opinion. Best defensive right fielder in baseball.
What is the Nation’s collective wisdom regarding Jay? Is he overrated, underrated, or just rated? What is his future with the Reds, and what should his future be?
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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