Listen along to the podcast and leave your thoughts in the comments. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal is pending a physical and no announcement had been made. Those numbers suited Bruce well when he played at Great American Ball Park, Citi Field and Progressive Field, but there was no guarantee that his power would transfer over to AT&T Park, especially as a left-handed hitter. Bruce spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Reds. However, Bruce could be the first baseman down the stretch next season especially if highly toted prospect Dominic Smith continues to struggle at first base.
Kipnis, 30, is guaranteed $30.5 million over the course of the next two years.
"I'm happy", Mets ace Noah Syndergaard tweeted Wednesday night, with a "wackyBruce" hashtag.
Bruce is expected to start alongside Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto. Bruce's glove in right field, long a matter of disagreement between scouts and defensive metrics, is unlikely to improve as he ages.
NY was one of at least four teams interested in Bruce. Throughout Bruce's 10 year career he has played in 1,416 games, has batted.249/.319/.472, has 272 doubles, 29 triples, 277 home runs, drove in 838 runs, and averages about 158 strikeouts per season.
The Mets signed reliever Anthony Swarzak to a two-year, $14-million deal in December, but it was unclear whether they would open their wallet any more.
SpaceX-launched satellite isn't seen in orbit, Pentagon says
Since the last Space Shuttle flight in 2011, NASA has relied upon the Russian space agency to carry US astronauts to the ISS. Additionally, a SpaceX rocket carrying supply missions to the International Space Station for NASA exploded in 2015.
Israeli forces close Huwwara checkpoint in Nablus
But for Palestinians, such payments are a key source of income for families who have in many cases lost their main breadwinner. J Street and its student affiliate, J Street U, launched a campaign past year to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes.
Home & Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died aged 29
Vivian Falkholt's brother Paul Ponticello spoke at their funeral, saying he thought he and his sister "would grow old together". Home and Away star Jessica Falkholt and her family were involved in a awful auto accident on December 26.