Struggling after coming to NY at the 2016 trade deadline, Bruce not only proved that he could play in NY in 2017, but he basically carried the Mets' injury-plagued lineup.
The deal Bruce is getting from the Mets is for three years and $39 million, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
But with free agency throughout the industry moving at a glacial pace, team officials remain in no hurry to make acquisitions, preferring instead to let the laws of supply and demand dictate their moves.
The Indians acquired Bruce from the Mets on August 9, one day after left fielder Michael Brantley suffered a sprained left ankle, for Lake County Captains relief pitcher Ryder Ryan.
Bruce gives the Mets some insurance in the outfield and in the lineup as Michael Conforto recovers from surgery to fix a torn capsule in his left shoulder.
In a slow-developing market around the majors this offseason, Bruce's deal would be the third-largest given to a free agent so far.
Bruce's return offers the Mets insurance on multiple fronts.
I know people don't like bringing back players from teams that failed, but Addison Reed was arguably the best Mets reliever over the past couple of seasons, so if he can be brought back, that should be a no-brainer. Bruce's deal also includes a partial no-trade clause.
After being sent to Cleveland, however, Bruce said he enjoyed his time in NY and was open to coming back.
After the trade, Bruce hit.248 with 7 HR and 26 RBI in 43 regular season games.
Though Defensive Runs Saved like Bruce in his 2017 stint with the Mets, he still likely profiles as a below-average to well-below-average defender in right field, notably in terms of range.
Beardsley meets with Newcastle over bullying claims
Players who have given statements regarding the alleged bullying and racism will be interviewed by the club in the coming weeks. Beardsley was questioned on Monday about the allegations during a meeting with officials of the Premier League club.
SC: Not mandatory to play National Anthem before a Movie
Supreme Court has stated that playing of the national anthem - " Jana Gana Mana " at movie halls is not mandatory. The new decision, Indian news outlets reported, allows theatres to choose whether to play the national anthem.
HP Recalls Laptops Over Fire Risk
HP added that many of these laptops use built-in batteries, meaning the customer can not simply remove and replace them. HP that it's recalling batteries for select laptop models, including some in the ProBook , Envy , and ZBook families.
Why Are Actresses Wearing Black to the Golden Globes?
The audience audibly groaned when he predicted that Weinstein would be "the first person ever to be booed in the In Memoriam ". Later, Meyers confronted "the elephant not in the room", aka accused sexual predator and former producer Harvey Weinstein .
Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley says he will enter draft
Another standout, running back Damien Harris, will forgo the draft and come back for his senior season, according to the website. Having been thoroughly prepared for that next step, I am truly ready, because in the beginning, I chose THE RIGHT SCHOOL.