Jay Bruce
RF NYM
1 month ago

The Mets informed Bruce on Thursday that they will exercise the $13 million option on his contract for the 2017 season, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce had his share of struggles after being acquired by the Mets at the trade deadline, but his salary is reasonable for a player with his power, so the Mets decided to bring him back for another year. Bruce figures to be the regular right fielder for the Mets in 2017 and should occupy a spot in the middle of the batting order.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
2 months ago

Bruce went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a solo homer in Friday's 5-1 victory over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger was virtually the Mets offense on the night, driving Yoenis Cespedes in the fourth and eighth innings with RBI hits and blasting a solo shot to left in the seventh. Bruce has rebounded from an extended slump to forge a six-game hitting streak during which he's tallied a .500 average (10-for-20) with four homers, including one in each of the last three games, eight RBI and six runs. Friday's production also leaves him just one RBI short of the second 100-RBI season of his career.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
2 months ago

Bruce homered for the second straight game and for the third time in five games Wednesday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

After struggling mightily following his acquisition by the Mets, Bruce has righted the ship lately. He is 7-for-16 with those three home runs and five runs driven in the past five games. With New York vying for a playoff berth, look for Bruce to remain in the lineup as the starting right fielder the final series of the year, which begins Friday in Philadelphia.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
2 months ago

Bruce went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce's second-inning blast was his 31st of the season, and his second in the last four games. The veteran is riding a modest four-game hitting streak as he attempts to earn back the confidence of manager Terry Collins. After slumping his way through August (.183 average in 93 at-bats), and starting slow in September, Bruce found himself riding the pine for five of the team's six games last week. However, he's now received the starting nod in each of the last three games, so owners in need of Bruce's services can feel confident in deploying him once again.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
3 months ago

Bruce is not in the lineup Friday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the fifth time in the past six games that Bruce will sit out, as it seems manager Terry Collins is getting impatient with the 29-year-old slugger. Michael Conforto will slot into right field to replace him for the evening.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
3 months ago

Bruce is out of the lineup Thursday against the Phillies, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce's production at the plate has continued to get worse as of late. Over the last seven games, he's hit just .059/.111/.059, bringing his line with the Mets down to a dismal .175/.253/.287. With Bruce out of the lineup, Curtis Granderson will move over to right field.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
3 months ago

Bruce is not in the lineup Wednesday for the third time in four days, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce went 0-for-3 in Tuesday's game and is hitting just .081 (3-for-37) since Sept. 5, so manager Terry Collins decided to hold him out again Wednesday. The Mets are undoubtedly hoping Bruce snaps out of his slump, but It will be tough for him t o turn things around when he's not getting at-bats,

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
3 months ago

Bruce is not in the lineup Monday for the second straight day, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce is a woeful 3-for-33 (.091) since homering for the second time in three games Sept. 4, so manager Terry Collins has given him back-to-back days off to clear his head. Michael Conforto will get another start in right field Monday in Bruce's place.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
3 months ago

Bruce is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce will give way to Alejandro De Aza in right field for Sunday's contest. Bruce hasn't done much at the plate lately, as he's gone 3-for-18 with six strikeouts over the last seven days, bringing his batting average down to .247 for the year.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
3 months ago

Bruce is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN.com.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce went 1-for-8 in his first two games back in Cincinnati, and the Mets have a team off day Thursday, so manager Terry Collins felt it was an ideal team to give Bruce a break. Curtis Granderson will get the start in right field in Bruce's place.