Taylor-made: Milwaukee Brewers win eighth straight, defeat Cincinnati Reds

For Taylor Jungmann and the Milwaukee Brewers, it didn’t look good in the bottom of the fifth. With Cincinnati Reds on first and third and none out and the Brewers leading 3-0, Jungmann, who cruised through four perfect innings, was in a tough jam. Jay Bruce led off with a double into the right field corner. Marlon Byrd reached on a base hit that landed just underneath the outstretched...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Brock Holt, Jay Bruce Highlight Tom Caron’s Lineup

There aren’t many combos better than baseball and a holiday weekend. DraftKings, the official fantasy partner of the Boston Red Sox, offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day. Now the website is teaming up with NESN to offer fans an opportunity to challenge Red Sox host Tom Caron in the sport that he knows best. Don’t miss your opportunity...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles don’t need Jay Bruce

Back in December, the Baltimore Orioles were reportedly in talks with the Cincinnati Reds to acquire outfielder Jay Bruce. Clearly, those talks went nowhere, as Bruce still plays for the Reds. Bruce was seen as an attractive option for the Orioles following the losses of Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis over the winter. Bruce is signed through the end of the 2016 season, with a team...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Buy Low SP to Target

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 223, Professors Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) and Lance Rinker (@LanceRinker) talk some fantasy baseball, including a brief discussion of the unwritten rules of fantasy baseball. Topics include: A few pitchers to buy low on Whether Jay Bruce’s mini power surge is for real A breakdown of the third base position from...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Frazier, Bruce hit homers, sending Reds over Marlins 5-2

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce hit two-run homers on Sunday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-2 victory and another successful series against the Miami Marlins. The Reds took two of the three games, with the teams opening the series by trading shutouts. The Reds have won 11 of their last 15 games against the Marlins. Cincinnati's two hottest hitters carried them...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Frazier, Bruce power Reds to 5-2 win over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Todd Frazier homered twice and Jay Bruce added a solo shot to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. The Reds had totaled only four runs in a three-game losing streak, and didn't get on the board until the fifth against Detroit, but Michael Lorenzen and the Reds' bullpen made the homers stand up. Lorenzen (2-2) allowed two...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds sign 1st Rounder Tyler Stephenson; will play in Billings

The Cincinnati Reds officially signed their 1st round draft pick Tyler Stephenson on Friday. According to Jim Callis or MLB.com, Stephenson got the slot signing bonus of $3,141,600. The 2015 Draft Tracker has been updated with 11 signings and several signing bonuses if you are looking to keep track of how the Reds have been spending their draft bonus pool money. On top of signing...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds may be sellers at the Trade Deadline

Every team begins the season with a goal of competing and when the July 31 Trading Deadline rolls around people hope to be buyers rather than sellers, but that's not always the case. The Reds haven't gotten off to the start they would have hoped for and if things don't turn around soon, they may find themselves in the unfortunate position of sellers. "I think players are aware...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce still confident

  The Reds have lost nine in a row, their longest losing streak since 1998, and although not much has gone right in Cincinnati lately, Jay Bruce remains confident. “I look forward to it turning around,” Bruce told Reds.com. “It can go nine in a row the other way. The biggest deal is, when that opportunity comes, we have to be ready for it.” Bruce has been doing his part...
Via Fox Sports
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Best 40 Games of Zack Cozart

It probably doesn’t shock you to learn that the three best hitting Reds so far this year all play the infield. Based on what you know about the Reds, it’s only slightly shocking to learn that Jay Bruce isn’t in the team’s top three in wRC+, but Todd Frazier and Joey Votto are obviously right […]
Via Fangraphs
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce collects 2 triples to help Reds beat Braves 8-4

ATLANTA (AP) Jay Bruce powered two long triples, Marlon Byrd broke out of his slump and Zack Cozart had three hits to lead the Reds to an 8-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Jason Marquis (3-1) pitched effectively against the team that drafted him in 1996, going 6 1-3 innings, giving up three runs and striking out four. Eric Stultz (1-2) tookd the loss, giving...
Via AP on Fox
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Marquis, Bruce lead Reds over Brewers 9-6

CINCINNATI (AP) Jason Marquis ended Cincinnati's long streak of clutch-hitting futility with a run-scoring single, and slumping Jay Bruce homered and drove in three runs on Monday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Reds ended a three-game losing streak by beating the worst team in the majors, one that's trying everything to get going...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce given Saturday off, Reds release Dan Johnson

The Cincinnati Reds will give slumping outfielder Jay Bruce the day off Saturday in their schedule game against the Chicago Cubs. On the season Bruce is hitting just .164/.261/.328 with three home runs and nine RBI. Getting the start in the place of Bruce will be Brandon Boesch. The Cubs will start right-hander Jake Arrieta. Last season Bruce topped 100 RBI for the first time and...
Via Tireball.com
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce, Reds beat up on Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) -- Jay Bruce snapped a spring slump with a three-run homer among his two hits and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-4 on Tuesday. Bruce, who was hitting .162 coming in, scored twice and singled during a five-run sixth inning. Michael Lorenzen helped his cause in a bid for the Reds' final rotation spot by allowing four hits and one run over four innings...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce hits 3-run homer in Reds' win over Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) Jay Bruce snapped a spring slump with a three-run homer among his two hits and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-4 on Tuesday. Bruce, who was hitting .162 coming in, scored twice and singled during a five-run sixth inning. Michael Lorenzen helped his cause in a bid for the Reds' final rotation spot by allowing four hits and one run over four innings...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, and the Back Leg

Last year, Cincinnati’s two middle of the order bats both had back leg injuries that robbed them of much of their power. Because of the complicated nature of swing mechanics, maybe it’s not surprising that both sluggers were affected differently by left leg injuries. But they did suffer. “I saw a lot of ground balls […]
Via Fangraphs
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce homers, Reds beat Mariners 10-1

GOODYEAR, Ariz (AP) Jay Bruce hit his first home run of the spring, Jason Marquis pitched three perfect innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Seattle Mariners 10-1 Sunday. Bruce has a hit in all four of his games this spring. He's trying to bounce back from a season in which he batted .217 with 18 home runs and 66 RBIs - he had averaged over 30 homers and 100 RBIs in his previous...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds' Bruce well aware of need for improvement in 2015

GOODYEAR, AZ. -- Jay Bruce was lacing up his spikes in the Cincinnati Reds spring training clubhouse and chatting with a writer when teammate Jason Marquis asked, "Why does he want to talk to you?" Bruce smiled and said, "Because I stunk last year, Jason. That's why everybody wants to talk to me. Am I not going to stink is what they are all asking me." That, in a few words, is Jay...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #40: Jay Bruce | OF | CIN

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Editor’s Note: Bruce ranked 41st overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 40 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November). From 2011-2013, Jay Bruce was one of the safest players in fantasy baseball. That’s not to say he was the best, but you could pretty...
Via Baseball Professor
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds acquire Marlon Byrd, for some reason

Fresh off of selling off two-fifths of their rotation and making no other offseason moves of note, the Cincinnati Reds have chosen to trade for outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Phillies. Sources: #Phillies and #Reds have a deal involving Marlon Byrd. RHP Ben Lively one of players headed to PHI. Announcement coming today. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 31, 2014 ...
Via The Outside Corner
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Willing To Deal Jay Bruce

It has been no secret going into this offseason that the Cincinnati Reds have a large team payroll and are looking to rid themselves of some of the hefty salaries that they have on their hands. Jayson Stark tweeted earlier today that the Reds are willing to trade outfielder Jay Bruce, but it seems a deal will only be done if the Reds are overwhelmed by the offer they receive. Jay...
Via Baseball Essential
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres among teams interested in Jay Bruce

Getty Images The Reds are looking to trim their payroll and while many have assumed that the team would trade away one of their starting pitchers another option to be moved is Jay Bruce. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Reds have had offers for Bruce but cautions that the team simply is listening to offers rather than soliciting them. The Reds had a payroll of $114...
Via Tireball.com
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds engaged in trade talks involving Jay Bruce

The Cincinnati Reds started the offseason by apparently offering four of their starters, those being Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon who will be free agents next season. However, they are now “engaging in preliminary discussions” on a deal involving right fielder Jay Bruce, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Bruce is owed $12 million in 2015 and...
Via Baseball Essential
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Jay Bruce Be A Viable Trade Target?

The Cincinnati Reds were a very interesting team this year. Finishing with their worst record since 2008, the team failed to make the playoffs after reaching the dance in three of the last four seasons. Looking to rebound from a down year, you have to wonder if the Reds would consider shaking things up. It could start with Jay Bruce. Heading into 2015, there really isn’t much...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: 2014’s most disappointing players

Fantasy Baseball had its fair share of breakout players in the 2014 season, ranging from Jose Altuve and Jose Abreu to Corey Kluber and Jake Arrieta. For every steal found in the late rounds of the draft, there was a bust drafted in the early rounds. Before we get into a few of 2014’s most disappointing players, let’s go over the qualifications. To be seriously considered as...
Via isportsweb.com
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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