Jay Bruce RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Bruce seeking 5-year deal worth $80M-$90M

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay Bruce is looking to cash in on his big season. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that those inquiring about Bruce are being told he’s looking for a five-year deal worth $80-90 million. That’s not bad cash for a guy who was acquired by the Cleveland Indians from the New York Mets for so..." November 09

  • Yankees punished for being too miserly to pay for Jay Bruce

    Hardball Talk "Outfielder Jay Bruce is a valued member of the Indians’ outfield, but he almost became a member of the Yankees back in August. Yankees ownership was too miserly to take on the entirety of his remaining contract — a few million dollars — to acquire him from the Mets. The much smaller-market Indians..." October 06

  • Jay Bruce is ‘absolutely’ open to coming back to the Mets

    New York Post "Jay Bruce appears to be on his way to the postseason — just not with the team he expected it to be with. And even though he’s in Cleveland, Bruce still is keeping an eye on the Mets — and continues to be stunned by his former team’s misfortune. Asked if he’d ever seen a team so beset by..." August 29

  • Yankees made run at Jay Bruce, but Mets didn’t pull trigger

    New York Post "After being mostly shunned at the non-waiver deadline, Jay Bruce was pursued by two AL teams with playoff aspirations and more. The Yankees were not only one of those teams, they had agreed to send the two prospects requested by the Mets in exchange for the Mets eating a piece of the roughly $5..." August 10

  • The Cleveland Indians had no choice but to acquire Jay Bruce from New York Mets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The waiting game is over for the Indians. Enter Jay Bruce, who until Wednesday night was the property of the New York Mets. The Indians were reluctant to make a big trade for a hitter before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline because they felt injured right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall and..." August 10

  • Yankees, D-Backs among teams on Bruce's no-trade list

    The Score "Now that Jay Bruce has reportedly cleared revocable waivers, the New York Mets can work on trading their outfielder, but negotiations may be limited to 21 teams as the slugger has an eight-team no-trade list that includes the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks, according to Ken Rosenthal of..." August 06

  • Jay Bruce clears waivers

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay Bruce should be available on the market for interested MLB teams after clearing waivers. FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal reported Friday that Bruce has cleared waivers and is eligible to be traded. Bruce, 30, has smacked 20 doubles and 29 home runs this season, so he could provide plenty..." August 05

  • Jay Bruce on future: ‘I’m not in bridge-burning business’

    New York Post "Jay Bruce spent the hours before the non-waiver trade deadline fly fishing, fairly certain he wouldn’t be receiving a phone call informing him he had been dealt. The veteran outfielder was hardly shocked to still be in the Mets lineup Tuesday, a day after the club traded Addison Reed to the Red..." August 02

  • Jay Bruce: Mets 'would be crazy not to' trade me to improve organization

    New York Daily News "The first time it happened, it changed everything. Jay Bruce grew up in the Reds organization, signing his first contract with them in Cincinnati when he still had braces. Last year, when the Reds started their rebuild and traded him to the Mets, Bruce came to terms with his role in the business..." July 20

  • Jay Bruce is making it easier and harder for Mets to trade him

    New York Post "During the offseason, the Mets failed to find a taker for Jay Bruce. Now, with his stock seemingly at its highest level yet, the hot-hitting outfielder is only making it harder for the Mets to finally trade him. At the All-Star break, the Mets looked like clear sellers — general manager Sandy..." July 16

  • 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