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Mets Season in Review: Jay Bruce

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Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
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Contract Status and Trade Rumors

In early November, the Mets took a gamble and picked up Bruce’s 2017 option, which is worth $13 million.

The move was done in large part to the uncertainty surrounding the Mets ability to retain Cespedes, who had opted out of his contract to become a free agent shortly after the season.

Now that Cespedes is staying put, there is a current logjam in the outfield. Because of this, it’s being widely reported the Mets are actively looking at ways to trade Bruce and his salary.

The question remains, will Bruce be dealt by next season? If not, what should we expect of Bruce in 2017?

When it’s all said and done my gut feeling tells me Bruce will be dealt before the 2017 season. As to what the Mets get in return, that is a mystery no one knows. Only time will tell.

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