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Mets 2017 Season in Review: Jay Bruce

By Christina Cola
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 27: Jay Bruce
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 27: Jay Bruce /
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He’s back, Mets fans! So this seemed like the perfect time to take a look at what his impact was for the Amazins’  in 2017. We all know how lukewarm we were about Bruce when he originally came over at the trade deadline two years ago. But 2017 proved to be a bounce-back year for him offensively. So much so that the Cleveland Indians thought it would be a smart pick up at the trade deadline.

It was tough to see him go. Especially when he had just started coming into his own in Queens. But at least we got the chance to watch him punish the Yankees for a bit in the ALDS. Particularly after the Yankees passed on a Bruce trade with the Mets. I think Mike Puma speaks for all Mets fans with this tweet:

Oh, and who could forget this tweet as well:

The wonderful shade of it all.

Could you imagine if we did get something of “bleeping” value from the Yankees and managed to sign Bruce off the free agent market again this year? Maybe in another timeline. But let’s take a look at what Bruce was able to do on paper last year.