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New York Mets: Jay Bruce was never a good fit for the 2018 roster

Rising Apple - 16 Oct 2018
At the end of a rough season, it's easy to say Jay Bruce was never a good fit for the 2018 New York Mets. Let's give each other some credit. We all kind of knew this kind of year was more likely than not. Bruce struggled for most of the year, putting ...
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Mets' Jay Bruce: Day off vs. Atlanta - 26 Sep 2018
Bruce is out of the lineup against the Braves on Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of reports. Bruce will take a seat following seven straight starts, during which he's gone 7-for-26 (.269 average) with one home run and six RBI. In his absence, Austin ...
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MMO Fan Shot: How to Trade Frazier, Bruce and Vargas In One Fell Swoop (press release) - 23 Oct 2018
In Todd Frazier, Jason Vargas, and Jay Bruce, the Mets have three unnecessary, expensive, and under-performing pieces under contract through at least 2019. If they have intentions of contending, the team cannot afford to enter the new season with any ...
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Mike's Mets Player Review Series: Jay Bruce - 16 Oct 2018
Story: The New York Mets pulled a bit of a surprise over the winter when they brought back outfielder Jay Bruce on a three year, $39 million deal. Bruce was added to give the Mets a proven run producer for the middle of their batting order, and things ...
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Mets' Jay Bruce runs into dugout before third out of inning - 01 Oct 2018
Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Jay Bruce was the only player on the field who thought he had the third out during the seventh inning of the New York Mets' win against the Miami Marlins. Bruce was manning first base during the 1-0 win on Sunday at Citi Field in New ...
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Juan Lagares had another injury-shortened season

Amazin' Avenue - 20 Oct 2018
There was a bit of a log jam in the outfield since the Mets re-signed Jay Bruce and signed Adrian Gonzalez. That eliminated Bruce from playing first, so there was only one open spot in the outfield. Lagares had several factors working in his favor ...
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Alonso Keeps Pushing The Envelope For First Base Job (press release) - 20 Oct 2018
There have been talks, especially towards the end of the season, that Jay Bruce could begin the season as the Mets' starting first baseman. Bruce, who is signed for two more years, is an outfielder by trade and his contract looks more albatross as each ...
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Mets' Jacob deGrom Won a Game, and Maybe the Cy Young

New York Times - 27 Sep 2018
They later chanted “We want Jake” when Jay Bruce, not deGrom, stood in the on-deck circle in the bottom of the inning. And it was hard to blame them: They wanted to see more of the historic excellence deGrom had produced every fifth game this season.
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Bruce Springsteen on the Stone Pony: 'Just a Very Down-Home Place'

New York Times - 17 Oct 2018
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Well, the Pony was Mrs. Jay's, you know? And Mrs. Jay's had that corner spot and then right next to it was a Mrs. J's Beer Garden. And we were down the street in a club called the Student Prince, and at some point Mrs. Jay's turned ...
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John Jay hopes to live for 'glory days' in sectional playoffs

Poughkeepsie Journal - 22 Oct 2018
Before the John Jay-East Fishkill High School volleyball team celebrated its seniors on Saturday, the coach had “Glory Days” by Bruce Springsteen blaring through a sound system in the gym. She then jibed that her players were too young to know the ...
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Jay Bruce takes blame for Mets' dismal season as he nears return

New York Post - 15 Aug 2018
BALTIMORE — Jay Bruce wants to forget this season ever happened. As the veteran outfielder begins a minor-league rehab assignment at Single-A St. Lucie that could have him back at Citi Field next week, Bruce realizes his fortunes and the Mets' are ...
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Jay Bruce is asking some stars for first-base help

New York Post - 03 Sep 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Jay Bruce is soliciting advice from friends to help with his transition to first base. At Wrigley Field last week, that meant asking Anthony Rizzo for pointers about the position. When the Mets arrived at AT&T Park days later, Bruce ...
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Mets' Jay Bruce: Smacks ninth homer - 21 Sep 2018
He now has nine homers on the season, including three in his past nine games. Though he's battled injuries for much of the season, Bruce has proven he can still be productive with three big performances -- two four-RBI games -- since September 12.
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Sore hip lands Mets outfielder Jay Bruce on 10-day DL

ESPN - 19 Jun 2018
Bruce, 31, was scratched from the team's lineup Monday against the Colorado Rockies. He had just returned to the lineup Sunday after missing three games with a sore back. Bruce, who signed a three-year, $39 million contract with the Mets as a free ...

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