Mets acquire NL RBIs leader Jay Bruce from Reds

Mets acquire NL RBIs leader Jay Bruce from Reds”

The Reds also got outfielder Brandon Nimmo and two other lower level prospects in the deal, furthering their efforts to rebuild, though that process, from the standpoint of what Cincinnati has gotten back in trades for key players, remains less than inspiring. Nimmo's foot raises concerns for Cincinnati. Bruce has hit.265/.316/.559 with 25 home runs and a league-leading 80 RBIs. Bruce would play right field with Yoenis Cespedes (when healthy) in left and Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto dividing the time in center. They slide into each major offensive category near the bottom in the National League, and have a team OPS of.714, which places them number 11 out of the 15 NL teams.

Gannett New Jersey columnist Bob Klapisch reported the Mets are "cautiously optimistic" they will complete a deal. It'll be their choice, as he has a $13 million team option for 2017.

The Mets traded Niese to Pittsburgh last season for Neil Walker but he pitched his way out of the rotation with the Pirates. The 2011 first-round draft pick batted.

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Given a feverish demand for pitching, though, his best three-start stretch of the year arrived at a convenient juncture. Naylor has spent this season with the Low-A Greensboro Grasshopper, hitting.269 with a.317 OBP and.430 slugging mark.

The Mets acquired Herrera in a 2013 deal with Pittsburgh that involved former Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd.

Bruce will joining one of the least effective offenses in baseball, especially with runners in scoring position. Bruce alone is hitting.

There are broader long-term questions, too, for a Mets team that has just a 27.9% chance of making the playoffs this year, according to FanGraphs. 236 with. 300 on-base percentage, one home run and five RBIs.

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Winker is hitting. 286 with a. 376 OBP in his first season at Louisville. At 29, a strong finish to the season, with the Reds or someone else, could set him up for a big contract not too far from now.

Herrera, the erstwhile Mets' second baseman of the future, came to the Mets in August 2013 in a waiver-deadline deal with the Pirates that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to Pittsburgh.

Neither the Reds nor the Mets have confirmed the reports.

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