Mets Season in Review: Jay Bruce
By Kevin Baez
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It was a tale of two very different seasons for Jay Bruce, who was acquired at the Trade Deadline.
On August 1st 2016, the Cincinnati Reds sent three-time All-star Bruce to the Mets in exchange for top prospect Dilson Herrera and left-handed lower-level prospect Max Wotell.
Despite the imperfect fit, Bruce was acquired at the trade deadline last season to help boost the Mets’ offense. At the time, the Mets offense was struggling to say the least and Bruce was one of the most productive hitters in the league. Bruce had been leading the league with 80 RBIs and had 25 homers.
Let’s take a closer look at how Bruce’s productive season changed once coming over from the Reds.