Found June 20, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Jay Bruce
TEAMS: Cincinnati Reds
As I’ve said in pieces past, I like to write on topics the audience is talking about. So when I was presented with the name Paul O’Neill, I couldn’t back down. I saw this as an opportunity to touch on a player some may have forgotten about, after his disagreement with then team manager Lou Piniella, and trade to the New York Yankees, as well as a way to brush up on my Reds facts, stats and history. For some of the unfamiliar Reds fans, here’s some background. O’Neill spent five seasons as a starter for the Reds, including being a part of the 1990 World Series squad. O’Neill was drafted in the fourth round of the 1981 Amateur Draft. However, he did not debut until September of 1985, and became a starter in 1988. He spent the next seven years, after ’85, with the Cincinnati Reds, including the ever-famous 1990 World Series team. While with the Redlegs, O’Neill hit 96 home runs, 411 RBIs and achieved a .270 batting average. Jay Bruce, a more recent light within the red and white unifor...
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