Talking to Jay Bruce
Jay Bruce gives off the air of confidence. He knows he's good. He knows he's going to play in the big leagues for a long time. That's why he won't devastated when he didn't get a September call up. Bruce was in town accept Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year award.
Bruce wishes he were here to play.
“Absolutely,” Bruce said. “Who doesn't? The first time I came up here, I was kind of star-struck a little bit. Now, I know the majority of people in here. I've got some sort of relationship with them. I care a lot more about watching them play, seeing them succeed up here and help the team out.”
Was he disappointed not to join them?
“I don’t know if disappointed is the right word,” he said. “I definitely wish I was up here. I understood the situation with the outfield. Those guys have earned their spots. I'm looking forward to being here when I get the chance. I've got to take care of my part of the game. The front office will make their decision. I'll be fine with it either way.”