Tag Archives: Jay Bruce

Posted on April 5, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Things have gone well for the New York Mets early in the season. They are off to a 4-1 start, and it seems as if the good fortune will continue. On Thursday, the Mets activated outfielder Michael Conforto from the DL, far ahead of schedule. Conforto suffered […]

After being doomed by injuries in 2017, the New York Mets have essentially hit the reset button. Much of last year’s roster remains intact, most notably the team’s starting rotation, which has been stellar when they’ve managed to stay healthy, although that’s rarely been the case. Will the Mets have better luck in the injury […]

Posted on February 13, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine After a long and fairly uneventful winter, spring training is finally here. Outside of the Miami Marlins trading away their top players, there hasn’t been a ton of player movement this offseason. However, things are finally starting to pick up on that front. Even with more movement […]

Posted on January 17, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine It appears all but certain that the New York Mets will begin the 2018 season without outfielder Michael Conforto. Mets GM Sandy Alderson indicated on Wednesday that Conforto is unlikely to be back until May. Alderson’s comments are the closest thing to a timetable the Mets have […]

Posted on January 14, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is going to get at least one more chance to extend his big league career. Late Saturday night, multiple sources confirmed that the New York Mets reached a deal to sign Gonzalez. The Mets will only have to pay Gonzalez the major […]

Posted on January 11, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The baseball offseason has been historically slow this winter. Unfortunately, there appears to be no end in sight. At the top of the market is outfielder J.D. Martinez. In many ways, teams and other free agents are waiting for him to sign to set the market price. […]

Posted on January 11, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Mets have made their first major addition of the winter. Late Wednesday, reports surfaced that the Mets have agreed to terms with outfielder Jay Bruce. The sides agreed on a three-year deal worth $39 million. While the deal comes out to $13 million per […]

Posted on November 3, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Cleveland Indians have been quick to answer one of the most pressing questions facing them this offseason. On Friday, the club announced that they have picked up the $12 million option on Michael Brantley for the 2018 season. The Indians will also pick up the $3 […]

Posted on October 19, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The injuries and the surgeries keep piling up for outfielder Michael Brantley. His latest one may even end his tenure with the Cleveland Indians. The club announced Thursday that Brantley underwent ankle surgery on Wednesday, one week after the team’s season came to an end in the […]

Posted on October 9, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Yankees have stayed alive for one more day. Facing elimination back home in the Bronx Sunday night, the Yankees managed a 1-0 win to force a Game 4 of the ALDS against the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Masahiro Tanaka and Carlos Carrasco put […]

Posted on October 8, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After a devastating collapse in Game 2, the New York Yankees return home with their backs up against the wall in Game 3 of the ALDS Sunday night. After building an 8-3 lead, it looked like a virtual certainty that the Yankees would be able to split […]

Posted on September 11, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Cleveland Indians won their 18th straight game Sunday night, giving them the best record in the American League. Unfortunately, the win comes with a caveat, as the Indians lost rookie center fielder Bradley Zimmer to injury. Zimmer broke a bone in his left hand in the […]

Posted on August 10, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Facing a depleted outfield at the moment, the Cleveland Indians have upgraded in a big way. Late Wednesday night, the Indians acquired slugger Jay Bruce from the New York Mets for minor league pitcher Ryder Ryan. Cleveland has agreed to take on the roughly $4 million left […]

Posted on July 12, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine With the All-Star Game behind us, the summer trade season is about to heat up. Of course, while several teams will be looking for help, all trades are contingent on teams being willing to throw in the towel on 2017 and trade away impact players. Here is […]

Posted on June 10, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After spending more than a month on the DL, Yoenis Cespedes is finally returning to the New York Mets. The Mets plan to activate Cespedes from the 10-day DL on Saturday, in time for him to play in a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves. The return of […]

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