Jay Bruce RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jay Bruce returns to Mets on 3-year deal

    New York Daily News "The slow-moving MLB free agent market finally played into the Mets favor. Slugger Jay Bruce, who went into the winter looking for an expensive long-term contract, has agreed to terms with the Mets on a three-year deal that will bring him back to Flushing, according to an industry source. The..." January 11

  • Source: Mets still interested in signing Jay Bruce, Addison Reed

    Newsday "The Mets haven’t made a big splash in the offseason, but that could change as the team remains interested in two of their former players, free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce and free-agent reliever Addison Reed, and still is speaking with the Pirates about outfielder Andrew McCutchen and second..." January 10

  • Free agent OF/1B Jay Bruce has two multi-year offers

    SNY TV "Free agent OF/1B Jay Bruce has two multi-year offers, with another one "expected in the coming days," reports Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com, who does not have specifics regarding which teams have extended the offers. The Mets were still in contact with Bruce as of late-December, but had not yet..." January 04

  • Jay Bruce would be 'thrilled' to play for San Francisco Giants, says agent

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, a free agent this offseason, would be "thrilled" to end up with the San Francisco Giants, according to agent Matt Sosnick, per a Tweet from Giants beat writer Henry Schulman. Last week, Jon Heyman reported that Bruce had interest from at least four..." December 20

  • Jay Bruce Lowers His Asking Price

    Mets Merized Online "Former Mets outfielder and free agent Jay Bruce has been linked to New York this offseason as a potential reunion candidate, and has now lowered his asking price for a contract. The 30-year-old was initially seeking a five-year deal, but is reportedly now seeking a four-year pact, according to..." December 18

  • Mets, Rockies, Mariners, Jays Showing Interest In Jay Bruce

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays are also interested in Bruce, Jon Heyman of FanRag tweets. Of course, the Jays nearly traded for Bruce when he was a member of the Reds in February 2016, and they went on to show interest in him again last offseason. While the Mariners are reportedly in on Bruce, Greg Johns of..." December 11

  • Mets interested in a reunion with Jay Bruce, source says

    Newsday "Baseball’s free-agent market has moved more slowly than the LIE at rush hour. But the Mets have been keeping tabs on Jay Bruce, a familiar face who would fill the need for a power bat capable of playing rightfield and first base. According to a source, the sides have expressed mutual interest..." November 30

  • 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