Jay Bruce RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Mets receiving little interest in Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson

    New York Daily News "As the Mets front office met with agents and talk to other teams during the first day of the MLB Winter Meetings, they have not found much interest from teams in Jay Bruce. Even the possibility of dealing Curtis Granderson has brought limited interest. The Mets need to move Bruce or Granderson..." December 06

  • Mets not moving Michael Conforto, Juan Lagares; prefer to trade Jay Bruce

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets apparently have a strict preference as to which of their outfielders they would like to keep and which they would like to deal. According to a report by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com on Wednesday, the Mets are making it clear that they don’t intend to deal Michael Conforto or Juan..." November 30

  • Blue Jays interested in Dexter Fowler, Jay Bruce

    Fanrag Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays, knowing they may end up losing right fielder Jose Bautista this winter, are showing a strong interest in free agent center fielder Dexter Fowler, sources tell FanRag Sports. Fowler became a free agent this winter after, like Bautista, turning down a one-year, $17.2..." November 30

  • Mets receiving more trade interest in Curtis Granderson than Jay Bruce thus far

    Newsday "While Jay Bruce has long been assumed to be the most likely Mets outfielder to be traded away this offseason, a source this week said that Curtis Granderson has received more interest in trade talks thus far. That has left the Mets open to the possibility of dealing Granderson instead of Bruce,..." November 30

  • Report: Blue Jays “making a push” for Jay Bruce

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Blue Jays are among several teams making a push for Mets outfielder Jay Bruce. The Mets signed free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on Tuesday afternoon, giving them four starting-caliber outfielders for three positions. Bruce, no surprise, is expected to be..." November 29

  • Toronto Blue Jays exploring Jay Bruce trade. Again.

    Inquisitr "The Blue Jays have revisited a target from last offseason as the team has discussed a deal for outfielder Jay Bruce, ESPN’s Jim Bowden told MLB Network Radio on Sunday. Sluggers Jose Bautista, 36, and Edwin Encarnacion, 33, are on the free agent market and expected to sign elsewhere. Therefore,..." November 13

  • Mets getting trade inquiries for Michael Conforto, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, sources say

    Newsday "Job one for the Mets remains bringing back star slugger Yoenis Cespedes. But if he proves to be elusive, the Mets have received early indications that they have the trade chips and flexibility needed to explore a replacement. It was perhaps one of the biggest takeaways from this week’s general..." November 10

  • Mets Picking Up $13M Option On Jay Bruce

    CBS New York "Jay Bruce, who struggled to adjust to his new surroundings after the Mets acquired him in a deadline deal this past season, will be back in Flushing next year. The Mets are exercising the $13 million option for 2017 on the three-time All-Star slugger, WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman reported..." November 03

  • Jay Bruce looks completely out of it during Mets' victory celebration

    Fox Sports "On Saturday the New York Mets clinched a Wild Card berth with a victory over the Phillies, which the Metropolitans celebrated with an abundance of champagne. One New York Met who must have been particularly thrilled is outfielder Jay Bruce, who struggled mightily after the Mets acquired him..." October 03

  • Mets’ Jay Bruce knows how important home field can be in wild-card game

    New York Daily News "Jay Bruce will provide more than a hot bat when the Mets host the NL wild card on Wednesday. He’ll give them wild-card experience. With the Reds, Bruce played in the 2013 wild-card game at Pittsburgh and learned one of the biggest keys in the win-or-go-home game. “I played with Jim Edmunds in..." October 02

  • Terry Collins found a new rock bottom for Jay Bruce

    New York Post "Jay Bruce’s name reappeared in the lineup Tuesday, his latest mental break finished with hope renewed in his corner of the Mets clubhouse that he could finally help the cause. Another rough night for the veteran slugger followed: An 0-for-3 performance at the plate and miscommunication with..." September 21

  • Mets hint Jay Bruce is almost out of time to breakout

    New York Post "In a tight National League wild-card picture, this qualifies as breathing room. The Mets, who for the last week had been clinging to a half-game lead in the race for the second wild card, jumped a full game ahead of St. Louis on Thursday night, when the Giants beat the Cardinals 6-2 in San..." September 16

  • Bruce: Tebow's just another number in the minors

    ESPN "New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson came out swinging Friday at critics of the signing of Tim Tebow, wanting to know what the harm is. "When I was in San Diego, we signed a Marine who had been a pitcher in high school, who lost part of his hand," Alderson said at Turner Field before..." September 10

  • Jay Bruce trade complicates Mets’ muddled outfield

    Newsday "Jay Bruce likely will be slotted in rightfield upon his arrival from the Reds, according to sources, but he also might be approached about his willingness to play centerfield. Whatever the Mets decide with the new bat in the middle of their lineup, they must figure out how to arrange their..." August 02

  • Mets 'on the verge' of acquiring Jay Bruce from Reds

    Newark Star-Ledger "Last year, the Mets came close to striking a deal with the Reds at the trade deadline that would have sent outfielder Jay Bruce to New York and right-hander Zack Wheeler to Cincinnati. That move never came to fruition, as talks lost steam and the Mets eventually went out and acquired Yoenis..." August 01

  • Mets, Reds trying to rework Bruce deal

    The Score "Jay Bruce's path out of the Queen City could be blocked by another health issue with a minor-league player. The New York Mets are reportedly trying to rework a deal with the Cincinnati Reds for the outfielder due to a medical issue with one of the minor-league players involved, sources told Ken..." August 01

  • Mets to acquire Jay Bruce from Reds

    Today's Knuckleball "The New York Mets have acquired outfielder Jay Bruce from the Cincinnati Reds, sources tell Today’s Knuckleball. The New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers were also reportedly interested in acquiring the left-handed slugger. Bruce has spent his entire..." August 01

  • Reds find match for Bruce, trade imminent

    The Score "All-Star Jay Bruce appears to be on the move, finally, as the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly found a match for their power-hitting outfielder and will trade him to a National League team Monday morning, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports. The report notes the Reds' trade partner..." August 01

  • Dodgers' 3-way deal nixed, still chasing big bat

    The Score "A three-team blockbuster trade involving the Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, and a mystery team that had Jay Bruce heading to L.A. isn't happening, a source told ESPN's Jayson Stark. The Dodgers are still talking to the Reds, however, about the highly coveted Bruce, according to Stark,..." July 30

  • Dodgers Among Teams In Talks On Jay Bruce; Yasiel Puig May Be Involved

    MLB Trade Rumors "7:36pm: The Rays appear to be the potential third team, per a Morosi tweet. Tampa Bay has been chatting with Los Angeles about scenarios that “could link up” with the talks between the Reds and Dodgers. 7:23pm: Talks between the Reds and Dodgers involving Bruce and Puig “didn’t materialize,”..." July 29

  • Mets interested in trading for Reds outfielder Jay Bruce

    New York Daily News "The Mets have reached out to the Reds about outfielder Jay Bruce as they look to add offense and insurance in case of a prolonged absence by Yoenis Cespedes. Bruce, was linked to the Mets last year at the deadline as well, and ESPN reported a renewed interest in the outfielder in 2016. Two..." July 29

  • Reds waiting for teams to get serious about Jay Bruce

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It was six days until the Aug. 1 trade deadline when Walt Jocketty sat down with a pair of reporters before Wednesday’s win over the San Francisco Giants. The the Cincinnati Reds president of baseball operations didn’t have much new to report. The interest in right fielder Jay Bruce remained..." July 28

  • Mariners have interest in Reds’ Jay Bruce

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners are among the teams that have contacted the Reds about outfielder Jay Bruce. The Mariners enter play Wednesday 51-48, six games out of first place in the AL West and 4.5 games out of the second AL Wild Card slot. Adding an impact bat like Bruce could..." July 28

  • Reds “Picking Up The Pace” On Jay Bruce Trade Talks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have “picked up the pace” on trade talks surrounding slugging right fielder Jay Bruce and are talking to “at least” four teams, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (Twitter link). Cincinnati is seeking a top prospect in exchange for Bruce, who is in the midst of an outstanding rebound..." July 27

  • Jay Bruce continues to draw interest across MLB

    Today's Knuckleball "In a trade market flush with outfield talent, perhaps no outfielder is drawing as much interest as Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce. Bruce is drawing the eyes of many teams across baseball looking to add an impact bat prior to the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline. The Indians, Rangers,..." July 23

  • Dodgers looking for help, CarGo and Bruce will get looks

    Today's Knuckleball "The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking hard for a bat as well as an arm, and seem to be in win-now mode. While they are expected to at least talk about Carlos Gonzalez, they are expecting the price to be quite high. Jay Bruce remains a possibility, as well, and probably a much more likely..." July 21

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