Jay Bruce needed a shot at redemption with the Mets, however stated he utterly understands the commerce sending him to the Mariners that turned official Monday.
“I do know they needed to make a splash and shore up the bullpen and clearly they did that with getting the nearer from Seattle,” Bruce advised The Publish, referring to reliever Edwin Diaz. “And Robbie Cano clearly has a observe document. I believe [general manager] Brodie Van Wagenen goes to come back in and actually attempt to make his mark and do what he thinks is critical with a view to level the group in the suitable path. I want everyone there the most effective.”
Bruce joined Anthony Swarzak and prospects Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn, along with reliever Gerson Bautista, in heading to the Mariners for Cano and Diaz. The 31-year-old Bruce has two years and $28 million remaining on his contract after a disappointing 2018 season wherein he was restricted by accidents and performed 94 video games, slashing .223/.310/.370 with 9 homers and 37 RBIs.
The commerce is Bruce’s second from the Mets; in 2017 he was dealt to the Indians for minor league reliever Ryder Ryan. The Mets had acquired Bruce from the Reds on the 2016 commerce deadline.
“Truthfully, it’s simply one other commerce now,” Bruce stated when requested about getting dealt by the Mets for a second time. “The third commerce doesn’t maintain fairly the shock as the primary couple do.”
Bruce stated he had a number of dealings with Van Wagenen earlier than his newest commerce was finalized and appreciated the brand new GM’s forthrightness.
“He was clear and truthful and trustworthy the entire time I talked to him,” Bruce stated. “That’s one thing for me being on this sport a very long time, that’s one thing I actually admire and worth from somebody that’s within the entrance workplace, as a result of they don’t have to do this. That’s one thing that’s not crucial and doesn’t at all times occur. Preserving me within the loop and that doesn’t occur fairly often. I needed him all the most effective. I’ve lots of people that I grew near there.”
Bruce stated the Mariners have advised him he would be the membership’s on a regular basis left fielder.
“If I’m on the sector enjoying and wholesome, then efficiency is just not a difficulty,” Bruce stated. “I simply hope folks in New York bear in mind me as a man who needed to play and play effectively and never quite a lot of frills. I used to be trustworthy and I used to be truthful and tried to not trigger an excessive amount of commotion, a method or one other.”