Bruce trade to Mets needs a tweak

By HAL McCOY

If the New York Mets can come up with another lower-level minor-league prospect to complete the deal by 4 o’clock this afternoon, the trade deadline, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce will move to Citi Field.

A deal was in place, Bruce for three players with the centerpiece for the Reds being outielder Brandon Nimmo, a Mets No. 1 draft pick.

Two others players were to be shipped to the Reds, but one has medical issues and the Reds balked. Talks continue with the Reds hoping the Mets can come up with a satisfactory replacement for the player with medical issues.

Nimmo, 23, hit .236/.300/.291with one homer so far in 60 big-league plateappearances.

He has hit .336/.409/.517 with 17 doubles, seven triples and seven home runs in 72 games in Triple-A this season. Throughout his minor-league career, he’s shown good gap power and on-base skills. He’s mostly played center field, but can handle either corner and probably would step right into the Reds lineup. He could play right field or the Reds could move Adam Duvall from left to right and insteall Nimmo in left..

Other outfielders traded today limited where Bruce can go. The Dodgers acquired  Jason Reddick from Oakland and Texas acquired Carlos Beltran from the New York Yankees.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Bruce trade to Mets needs a tweak

  • August 1, 2016 at 3:29 pm
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    Hal, he Dodgers got Reddick, and Smith is a pitcher, and he went to the Giants.

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  • August 1, 2016 at 3:40 pm
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    Bellinger or Verdugo would have been 10 times better from the Dodgers !! Walt can not trade with these teams, they don’t like or respect him !! Any trades should have been put on hold this year !! GM Williams should be doing these trades, not Jocketty !! Is CEO Castellini getting ready to sell this team ??

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  • August 1, 2016 at 3:49 pm
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    What do you think about moving Nimmo to LF, Duvall to 3B, and Suarez back to SS? Plug Winker or Schebler in RF?

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  • August 1, 2016 at 4:50 pm
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    I’ve nw heard that the deal is done and Nemmo isn’t part of it. Red’s front office drops the ball yet again.

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