Cincinnati Reds president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty says no teams have been willing to meet his asking price for outfielder Jay Bruce.
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Bruce's value increasing with each homer
With the trade deadline days away, Jay Bruce has homered in five straight games. If you don't think front offices are influenced by a well-timed hot streak, think again, David Schoenfield writes. Five things we learned Wednesday
Bruce homers way into Reds' record book
Jay Bruce has gone deep in five consecutive games, which ties Cincinnati's franchise record, ESPN Stats & Info notes. This year marks his sixth season with at least 25 HR, tying him for fourth-most in franchise history behind Frank Robinson (9), Johnny Bench (8) and Adam Dunn (7).
Seattle has reached out to the Reds about Jay Bruce, who would be an upgrade over the Mariners' current corner outfielders, Jerry Crasnick writes.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
The Seattle Mariners are among the teams that have expressed interest in Cincinnati's Jay Bruce, who is likely to be on the move by Monday's trade deadline. Seattle has received middling production from Seth Smith, Nori Aoki and Franklin Gutierrez at the corner outfield spots this season, and Bruce would provide a major upgrade in 2017. He has a $13 million club option next season.
Jay Bruce homered in his career-high fifth straight game, connecting off Madison Bumgarner and leading the Cincinnati Reds over the slumping San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Wednesday.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Jay Bruce continues to hit home runs and his trade value continues to go up. His 25th home run proved to be the winning run in the Reds' 2-1 win over the slumping Giants. Bruce has always had a big home/road split, but he's hitting everywhere right now, which should make him an attractive option to the Dodgers, Mariners, Giants or Indians.
Lineup: Reds (39-61) at Giants (59-41)
- 1. Billy Hamilton, CF (S)
- 2. Zack Cozart, SS (R)
- 3. Joey Votto, 1B (L)
- 4. Jay Bruce, RF (L)
- 5. Adam Duvall, LF (R)
- 6. Brandon Phillips, 2B (R)
- 7. Eugenio Suarez, 3B (R)
- 8. Tucker Barnhart, C (S)
- 9. Dan Straily, RHP Daily notes
Duvall leaves mark in return to S.F.
Playing against the team that drafted him in the Giants, Adam Duvall launched two long homers on Tuesday. His second blast traveled 447 feet, a new season-long at AT&T Park, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Tuesday's longest home runs
For the second straight day, Padres rookie Alex Dickerson paced the competition, this time launching a 467-foot blast at Rogers Centre. Meanwhile, Joey Gallo made his presence in the majors known with a 450-foot homer vs. the A's.
Matt Cain hit a three-run homer during his first win in more than two months, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-7 on Tuedsday night.
The Cincinnati Reds are getting deeper into trade discussion surrounding right fielder Jay Bruce, with at least four teams interested in the slugger.
An unexpected shift in the trade market might mean that Jay Bruce's stock takes a hit.
Small chance Reds trade Joey Votto
Votto is included here because his contract makes him difficult to trade, but none of the other Reds veterans should be untouchable, David Schoenfield writes. Untouchable players for all 30 teams
Jay Bruce makes mark in Reds history
Against the Giants on Monday, Bruce enjoyed his 20th career multi-HR game. That passes George Foster and Johnny Bench for fourth-most in Reds history, ESPN Stats & Info notes.
Jay Bruce tees off on Jake Peavy
Bruce took Peavy deep twice on Monday to lead the Reds to a 7-5 win over the Giants. His second blast traveled nearly 50 feet farther than his first, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Monday's longest home runs
Padres rookie Alex Dickerson led the way on Monday with a 452-foot blast that extended San Diego's streak of consecutive games with a home run to 23. Two Brewers also went deep, while Adrian Beltre's long ball sent the Rangers home happy.
Jay Bruce hit a pair of two-run homers to help Anthony DeSclafani remain unbeaten, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 7-5 on Monday night.
Reds remain 29th in ESPN rankings
Though stuck in the same position, Cincinnati is on a 6-3 run since the All-Star break. Speaking of run, Billy Hamilton is at the center of the Reds' recent uptick. Week 16 Power Rankings
Rough season continues for Reds
The Reds suffered their 60th loss of the season on Sunday. It's only the sixth time Cincinnati reached 60 losses in 98 or fewer games in the 127-year history of the franchise, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Jay Bruce has enhanced trade value
The 29-year-old outfielder could set a career high for home runs this season. If the Reds take advantage of the market for Bruce, Jim Bowden sees the Dodgers as the most likely trade partners. Top trade targets/best fits (Insider)
Ken Griffey Jr. gave the hat that he wore on stage during his induction to Tyler and Kristin Marino, who lost their NYC firefighter father on 9/11.
Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer
A car dedicated to the Griffeys.
Paul Goldschmidt's solo home run in the fifth inning gave Arizona the lead for good, and the Diamondbacks finished with four homers in holding off the Cincinnati Reds 9-8 on Sunday.
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