Jay Bruce to Mets

On Monday, August 1, 2016 at 11:40:36 AM UTC-5, The old geezer wrote:
> Jay Bruce to the Mutts!

First things first.  Who TF is Jay Bruce?

2008 0.8 Jay_Bruce_CIN RF-CF-LF XXXXX
2009 1.4 Jay_Bruce_CIN RF +223+
2010 2.5 Jay_Bruce_CIN RF +126+
2011 4.1 Jay_Bruce_CIN RF +056+
2012 4.9 Jay_Bruce_CIN RF +029+
2013 5.5 Jay_Bruce_CIN RF +015+
2014 2.1 Jay_Bruce_CIN RF +149+
2015 1.9 Jay_Bruce_CIN RF +164+
2016 4.9 Jay_Bruce_CIN RF +009+
Total = 28.1

He’s a very very good player and this
year he’s #9 in MLB.  He’s at Bryant/Rizzo
level right now.  Before you start with
the sky is falling, the Mets batting
completely sucks except when they play
the Cubs this season.  Let’s look at the
Mets shall we?

BAT|PITCH|Rs|Ra|W|L|UR|LR|TeamID
-77.4 86.8 381 372 54 50 5.4 -5.8 NYN

As you can see at -77 BAT, that sucks.
Their real WAA=W-L= +4 so they’re barely
treading water but it looks like they
still want to make a run for it.  With
that PITCHing they probably can if they
improve hitting.  Bruce will be a huge help.

The Mets did this last season when they
acquired Cespedes.  Here’s a recent lineup.

GAME COL NYN July_30_2016 7:10_PM
———————————-
-2.23 Curtis_Granderson_NYN 413 RF
-0.84 Neil_Walker_NYN 370 2B
2.16 Yoenis_Cespedes_NYN 367 LF
-0.10 Wilmer_Flores_NYN 217 3B
-2.16 Asdrubal_Cabrera_NYN 398 SS
-1.39 Travis_d’Arnaud_NYN 141 C
0.00 Justin_Ruggiano NO_ENTRY CF
-1.99 Kelly_Johnson_TOT 210 1B
-0.55 Bartolo_Colon_NYN 39 P
TOTAL= -6.93

Granderson is having a very bad year and he’s leading
off for some reason.  By replacing Granderson with
Bruce -2.25 goes off the books and +4.9 WAA goes on
the books.  Combined Mets will add +7.15 value to their
lineup bringing it to even steven.

The Mets could get into the playoffs through the back
door with this move.