Reds make Jay Bruce the face of the Franchise

ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick has reported that the Cincinnati Reds have signed Jay Bruce to a 6-year, $51 million dollar extension. The deal could be worth $63 million dollars and a club optional 7th year.

This is obviously one of the happier posts that we’ve made on this blog during the almost four years we’ve maintained it. It’s a win-win deal for both the club and the player, and it mirrors the deal that Justin Upton signed before last season.

Jay Bruce is a class act, and we’re very happy that he’s going to be in Cincinnati for the foreseeable future. In a quiet offseason, this has been the big move that we hoped for and now the Reds finally have a guy to truly build around through good times and bad.

If you’ve watched Bruce play on any number of nights, he’s more than worth every single penny.