ESPN.com’s Rob Neyer (who linked to Redleg Nation recently; thanks, Rob) notes that the Reds have sent Jay Bruce to the minors, and wonders if Joey Votto is next (subscription required). He also says that the Reds could be pennant contenders this year if Bruce and Votto get 1,000 at-bats in the majors this year.

From Neyer’s lips to Wayne Krivsky’s ears….