What would Jay Bruce do?

Bruce likes the idea of taking a flyer on Rocco Baldelli.

Bruce likes the Mark DeRosa ideal: “He can rake.”

But Bruce was reminded by somneone who would know that DeRosa cost a Johnny Cueto.

“I wouldn’t do that,” he said.

He wouldn’t give up Homer Bailey for Jermaine Dye.

“Homer’s 22,” Bruce said. “That doesn’t make sense.”

Bruce, by the way, has been lobbying Jerry Hairston Jr. to return. Bruce said Hairston is also considering Seattle and Philadelphia.

“He should come back here,” Bruce said. “He’d play center and lead off and we’d win.”

Well, he’s a better hitter than a GM, but I like his enthusiasm. I’m SO looking forward to watching Bruce play a full season for Cincinnati this year. I think he’s going to be simply outstanding.