Jay Bruce RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jay Bruce, Neil Walker want to remain Mets in 2018

    Newsday "Jay Bruce and Neil Walker have become de facto captains of the Mets during the prolonged absence of David Wright. Both have become go-to players for an accurate assessment of the team. Soon the pending free agents may be contemplating their own futures. With the Mets 11 1⁄2 games behind the NL..." June 06

  • Mets’ Jay Bruce exits early with back tightness, replaced by Juan Lagares

    New York Daily News "It never ends with the Mets. Jay Bruce left Tuesday night's game after the fifth inning with what the team announced as "back tightness." The right fielder said his left lower back had been tight on him all day and he could not get it to loosen. Bruce, however, said he was hopeful that this is..." May 24

  • Jay Bruce is the New Face of the New York Mets. Get Over It.

    The Big Lead "The New York Mets are off to a disappointing start to the 2017 season. Coming off two consecutive postseason appearances, they’ve started the season 12-15 and are near the bottom of the National League standings. One big reason for the slow start is injuries to key players like Yoenis Cespedes and..." May 05

  • Jay Bruce: These Mets won’t go into ‘oh, s–t’ mode

    New York Post "After recently vowing to think “outside the box” in constructing his Mets lineup, manager Terry Collins discovered he was lucky just to have a box. Injuries and slumping players have stung a team that appeared on a roll after winning a fifth straight game, 9-8 in 16 innings, on April 13 in..." April 26

  • The Jay Bruce first base experiment has begun

    New York Post "A Mets lineup that some fans have clamored for will get its first chance Thursday night. Jay Bruce will start at first base against Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola, with Michael Conforto in center field and Curtis Granderson in right." April 20

  • Phillies Came Closest To Landing Jay Bruce Over The Winter

    MLB Trade Rumors "Though by all accounts he has done nothing but go about his business as a professional, outfielder Jay Bruce has had an eventful tenure with the Mets since arriving last summer via trade. While the club picked up his option last fall, it reportedly dangled him in trade talks once Yoenis Cespedes..." April 20

  • The failed Jay Bruce trade partners who should regret it now

    New York Post "Jay Bruce has a reputation as a streaky player, which might be a better explanation for his late-season problems last season after being obtained by the Mets than that he was intimidated by New York. So brace for the likelihood of a stretch coming in 2017 in which he is as cold as he is hot right..." April 13

  • Jay Bruce converting fans would make serious Mets statement

    New York Post "A loud encouragement was offered by a full house at Citi Field to greet the pregame announcement of the Mets’ No. 6 hitter, a thundering “Bruuuuuuuce” as if the fans were trying to coax Springsteen out for an encore. Though it should be noted Springsteen fans are screaming for more of the same..." April 04

  • Mets' Bruce: Struggles had nothing to do with New York pressure

    Newsday "“The fact that I was too overwhelmed by New York is the biggest farce I’ve ever seen. It had nothing to do with it. It had absolutely nothing to do with it.” The education of Jay Bruce began in the earliest days of his big-league career, what he calls “the Cinderella stage.” This was in 2008,..." April 02

  • Mets offense should be better with Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda tandem wearing on pitchers down in the lineup

    New York Daily News "Adam Wainwright was working hard to escape trouble, pounding Jay Bruce with sliders down and in until finally, on the seventh pitch of the at-bat, he struck him out swinging at an inside fastball. Now, with two outs and runners still on first and second, Wainwright approached Lucas Duda in a..." March 29

  • Mets’ Bruce Digs In to Data to Find the Right Swing

    New York Times "Even though he is moving toward the start of the 2017 season, Mets outfielder Jay Bruce wanted a concrete answer as to why he struggled last August. At the time, he was having what he thought was the most consistent season of his career and he had just been acquired by the Mets, who hoped he could..." March 22

  • Jay Bruce takes grounders at first base as Mets explore contingency plan for injured Lucas Duda

    New York Daily News "Who’s on first at Mets camp? The answer to that mini-drama early in spring training is still coming into focus for manager Terry Collins, but no fewer than five Mets players’ names were linked to the position Sunday, with the club’s regular starter Lucas Duda saying he’ll be “ready to go” in a..." February 27

  • Mets seeing if Jay Bruce can solve their first-base problem

    New York Post "Plan B at first base for the Mets could be Jay Bruce. The veteran outfielder likely will receive a look at first base in spring training, according to Terry Collins, as the manager attempts to find at-bats for all his outfielders and establish an insurance policy on Lucas Duda. “Just because..." February 15

  • Mets now plan to keep Jay Bruce as everyday right fielder

    New York Post "He arrived as a resuscitation paddle for a dying offense and then became insurance for Yoenis Cespedes’ free agency. Now Jay Bruce’s Mets voyage is prepared to dock at a destination both more traditional and less expected. The Mets have notified Bruce they anticipate starting the season with..." January 25

  • Mets’ Jay Bruce trade market may be down to two

    New York Post "The narrow market for Jay Bruce is getting even thinner. With the Blue Jays and Phillies reportedly on the verge of filling outfield vacancies, the Mets may have to get creative in their efforts to trade Bruce, who became expendable when the club signed Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year contract..." January 17

  • Mets want two prospects for Jay Bruce

    Hardball Talk "In a column for CSN Philly on Sunday, Jim Salisbury mentions that the Mets are seeking two prospects for outfielder Jay Bruce. “Prospects,” in this case, seems to be a nebulous term. Salisbury adds that the Phillies have had “longstanding interest” in Bruce, but the team prefers to hold onto its..." January 16

  • Alderson: What’s blocking the Mets from trading Jay Bruce

    New York Post "Jay Bruce’s new team could be his old one, at least to start the spring. With a glut of free-agent bats remaining on a plodding free-agent market, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson acknowledged Thursday there is a decent chance Bruce will begin spring training with the club next month in Port..." January 12