01-07-2017, 02:10 PM
I hate Bruce more than anyone Average bat with horrible D but even I would agree with a move that would bring a prospect back and get rid of that lug Smoak
01-07-2017, 02:25 PM
I'd probably do Bruce for Smoak straight up. You'd be getting Bruce for just under 9M this year, plus saving Smoak's 4M next year.
Originally Posted by Ziggyy108
01-07-2017, 03:03 PM
Aren't Flores and Duda still on the mets for 1b ?
01-07-2017, 05:17 PM
They did lose James Loney at 1B, and he's pretty comparable to Smoak. Except Smoak is a switch hitter. I can see the Mets taking him for depth.
01-07-2017, 06:46 PM
Smoak for Bruce would be a good deal. At least Bruce can actually hit RHP.
01-07-2017, 07:50 PM
Same. Bruce is actually a useful lefty bat who can play the OF (albeit, very poorly). Much more useful to this team than Justin Smoak.
Originally Posted by Abomination
01-07-2017, 08:33 PM
Why do the mets need a 1bman
01-07-2017, 09:07 PM
Hall of Famer
You guys wanna add a horrible defender who is making more money than the guy you're trading? I'd rather roll with Carrera
01-07-2017, 09:09 PM
Hall of Famer
Jays should just wait until 25 man rosters have to be set and make a trade then
01-07-2017, 09:23 PM
I don't want Bruce under any circumstance I can think of.
01-07-2017, 10:27 PM
Ya, Bruce is trash IMO. 30 HR and not much else.
Originally Posted by Atothe
01-07-2017, 10:32 PM
If they're giving him away maybe he's worth a look as a last resort. But in no way should they get him, a couple relievers (not the ones who signed) and think they had a successful offseason. It's been pretty pathetic since the season ended, other than the Gurriel signing.
Originally Posted by MikeM
01-08-2017, 02:52 PM
Yes, Smoak would be redundant for the Mets, but Bruce is already redundant for the Mets too. Logic would be take the cheaper useless piece, I guess.
Originally Posted by wamco
Smoak at 4+4 may be easier to swallow on their payroll than Bruce at 13+0. It's +9 savings this year and -4 next year, but even if they have to hold Smoaky all year, they may be able to sneak him into a deal next offseason as a salary offload since $4 million is a bit easier to sneak into a deal. It's hard for a team to absorb $13, but $4 is doable.
01-08-2017, 03:47 PM
If they have to take Smoak for 2 years the difference is just 5 Mil.
01-10-2017, 01:28 PM
Earlier today, Stephen Brunt told @Sportsnet960 that Blue Jays developments could happen by end of week - "I'm told things are cooking."
Brunt when asked whether these developments could be Bautista-related or other - "I would say other".
01-10-2017, 01:43 PM
Blue Chip Prospect
They're gearing up to sign Joe Inglett to a minor league deal
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