Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Soon To Be Former #1 Prospect

You know who's way better than Corey Patterson? That would be Jay Bruce, who went 3-3 with a double, 2 RBI, 2 runs, and 2 walks in his first game for the Reds. Just for good measure, he also stole a base. Would the Reds be in contention in the Central if Bruce was up all year? Maybe. On the other hand, Cincinnati have allowed themselves an extra year of control of Bruce, as well as one more year before he's eligible for arbitration. If they're not playing for this year (and with the way the Cubs are playing, it's doubtful they could make much of a run at the division) then it was the right decision. In any case, the team has a lost of exciting young players to build around for the future.

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