Trade Deadline Daily: Mets join the party on Jay Bruce

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Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is probably the hottest name on the market and his name is sure to come up in plenty of rumors between now and Monday's non-waivers trade deadline. Here's the latest on Bruce, who has six homers in his past six games and 25 on the season:

Jerry Crasnick's take: Potential suitors keep drifting in and out of the Jay Bruce sweepstakes.

The Texas Rangers have checked in on Bruce, but their main focus is pitching.

The New York Mets are also keeping tabs on Bruce, but he's not a great fit at Citi Field. Bruce is a corner outfielder who hits left-handed, and the Mets already have an abundance of that commodity.

And then there was this from ESPN's Jayson Stark, who on Thursday was hearing rumblings of a potential three-team deal involving Bruce. That apparently is no longer in play ... for now.