Presenting the 2012 National League MVP…

Watch out Hank Aaron, here comes Jay Bruce!

Joey Votto made all the headlines with his mega-millions contract, but Jay Bruce will be the king of Cincinnati by the end of the season. On pace to hit 162 home runs and drive in a staggering 810 runs this year, the young right fielder will have to learn quick how to deal with overnight stardom. He was an All-Star last year, but still played in the shadows of Votto and Brandon Phillips. This year, it’s his turn to shine.

Now, I don’t understand the mathematics behind Bill James’ Favorite Toy, but it cannot be sound reasoning. According to it, #32 will finish with just over 300 dingers in his career, despite already having 103 at age 25. What, his career is already a third over statistically? No way. I call shenanigans. 861 total RBI? Hardly worth the trillions the Reds are shelling out. I think there must be a kink in James’ system.

About JT

Preacher. Author. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on April 9, 2012, in baseball and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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