5:25 PM EDT, Mon April 19, 2021
Blog Red Machine 6 hours ago

Merry Clinchmas: Jay Bruce’s greatest moment with the Reds

Former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce announced on Sunday that after 14 seasons in the major leagues, the Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays would be last for the New York Yankees offseason acquisition. Bruce, after being traded from the Reds, bounced around the league but suffered a steep decline in production after reaching […] Merry Clinchmas: Jay Bruce’s greatest moment with the Reds - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - Cincinnati Reds News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Pinstripe Alley 12 hours ago
NYY news: Bad scene, everyone’s fault

NYY news: Bad scene, everyone’s fault

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Yankees know their play isn’t good enough; Jay Bruce retires, with Mike Ford an obvious option to replace him; Domingo Germán may return to the majors this week Yahoo | Scott Thompson: With the Yankees’ current ills, you don’t have to worry about whether or not they know things are going poorly. Gerrit Cole said the clubhouse was “not happy,” while others have echoed that they know things aren’t good enough right now. At the same time, DJ LeMahieu acknowledged that “no one’s going to feel sorry” for them, and they simply...
Yankees won’t tip hand on Jay Bruce replacement, but Mike Ford is obvious move

Yankees won’t tip hand on Jay Bruce replacement, but Mike Ford is obvious move

The Yankees have a roster spot to fill with Jay Bruce retiring after Sunday’s game.

Yankees' Jay Bruce, 34, retires just weeks into 14th season

Jay Bruce had seen enough. Having made the New York Yankees opening-day roster, he couldnt stomach his poor start to the season.
Newsday Apr 18, 2021

Jay Bruce announces retirement, citing 'consistent underperformance'

Bruce, a three-time All-Star and owner of 319 career home runs, was hitting .118 as a Yankee in 39 plate appearances as a fill-in for Luke Voit at first base.
Call to the Pen Apr 18, 2021

New York Yankees: Jay Bruce officially announces retirement

It was a day that everyone had to see coming. Even though he had cracked the New York Yankees Opening Day roster, it was clear that Jay Bruce had nothing left. That had become apparent as the season began, as Bruce had notched just four hits, albeit with a homer and a double, in his […] New York Yankees: Jay Bruce officially announces retirement - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Yankees’ Jay Bruce retires from baseball, plays last game on Sunday

Yankees’ Jay Bruce retires from baseball, plays last game on Sunday

Jay Bruce announced he was retiring after the Yankees’ series finale Sunday against the Rays at Yankee Stadium.
Pinstripe Alley Apr 18, 2021
Jay Bruce announces retirement following Sunday’s game

Jay Bruce announces retirement following Sunday’s game

Dan Brink The longtime slugger never found his groove with the Yankees and will call it quits on Sunday. When the Yankees brought Jay Bruce in on a minor league contract, it was generally seen as a low-risk/high-reward type of move. If he still had something left in his bat following a so-so 2020 with the Phillies, then he could poke some blasts into the right-field seats and provide Luke Voit with a decent backup option. If he couldn’t, then he was probably toast. As the past month has shown, Bruce was more the latter. Given the Opening Day job as Yankees first...
Lone Star Ball Apr 18, 2021
Jay Bruce announces his retirement

Jay Bruce announces his retirement

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Veteran outfielder Jay Bruce has retired Jay Bruce, outfielder who has spent 14 seasons in the major leagues and who this morning was part of the New York Yankees active roster, had announced his retirement. Bruce, 34, was a first round pick taken 12th overall in the 2005 draft out of high school in Beaumont, Texas, by the Cincinnati Reds. He was in the majors in early 2008, and established himself as a quality power hitting right fielder for several years, including a 5.2 bWAR season in 2013. Bruce was awful in 2014, however, and for the rest...
Call to the Pen Apr 18, 2021

New York Yankees: The Jay Bruce Era has come to an end

Jay Bruce was one of the better stories for the New York Yankees out of spring training. He had been signed to a minor league contract with little in the way of expectations, but had showed signs that he could be a viable major league hitter in spring training. With Luke Voit on the Injured […] New York Yankees: The Jay Bruce Era has come to an end - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Apr 16, 2021
The case for Mike Ford as the Yankees’ first baseman

The case for Mike Ford as the Yankees’ first baseman

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Jay Bruce isn’t getting the job done, and the Bombers should give their longtime minor league slugger a chance. The New York Yankees have been playing Jay Bruce at first base since the start of the season. The former outfielder is filling in for Luke Voit, who is expected to return in May as he recovers from a partially torn meniscus. However, the Bruce experiment has been far from smooth. There are plays where he hasn’t looked like a natural, like an MLB first baseman. And hey, it’s not his fault! His primary position is...
Pinstripe Alley Apr 15, 2021
Challenging the Yankees’ internal assessments

Challenging the Yankees’ internal assessments

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ After holding their internal depth pieces this winter, the Yankees are showing no interest in playing them. One look at the Yankees starting lineup on Wednesday tells you that things are not going to plan for the New York Yankees early in 2021. The Yankees have struggled to get their offense going and players such as Jay Bruce and Rougned Odor are getting regular at-bats. Their presence in the lineup displays that the Yankees do not trust their internal options and begs the question as to why some of those options were protected through the...
Pinstripe Alley Apr 13, 2021
What Jay Bruce teaches us about the shift

What Jay Bruce teaches us about the shift

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Here’s why hitters can’t just “shorten up and take it the other way!” I don’t blame you if you haven’t paid attention to Jay Bruce this year. You’re a busy person and Bruce has done precious little to command your time and attention. He has just three hits, and his defense — such as it is — at first doesn’t inspire much confidence either. You’re free to speculate on how long he’ll even stay in the Bronx, as Rougned Odor can be counted on to provide mediocre left-handed hitting while playing a more challenging infield...
Pinstripe Alley Apr 10, 2021
The Yankees have to consider their options at first base

The Yankees have to consider their options at first base

Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com via Imagn Content Services, LLC The Jay Bruce experiment isn’t working out in the early going, and the Yankees have little incentive to prolong it. In mid-February, the Yankees signed veteran slugger Jay Bruce to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. He started the Grapefruit League nicely, going 4-for-6 with a homer, but cooled off and finished the warm-up games with a .206/.289/.441 line. It wasn’t a scintillating performance by any means, but Luke Voit got injured, and suddenly it was decision time for the...
Pinstripe Alley Apr 10, 2021
Yankees 2021 Prospects Preview: Chris Gittens

Yankees 2021 Prospects Preview: Chris Gittens

Photo by Mike Carlson/MLB Photos via Chris Gittens put on a show for Yankees fans in spring training, but he has a lot to prove before he’s ready for a spot in the Bronx. Even with Luke Voit’s knee surgery during spring training, the Yankees have some depth at first base on the 40-man roster. In addition to Jay Bruce, who is currently the team’s starting first baseman, the Yankees have DJ LeMahieu and Mike Ford as players who could slide into the role. But after a strong 2019 season and 2021 spring training, Chris Gittens is forcing his way into the...

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