Baseball Prospectus has weighed in on Jay Bruce’s six-year/$51 million contract with the Reds. They likey:

To say the deal provides the Reds with good value would be an understatement. Using MORP (Marginal Value Over Replacement Player), Bruce’s value on the free-agent market over the next six seasons is $113 million ($19.2 million in 2011, $18.7 million in 2012, $20 million in 2013, $19.3 million in 2014, $18.3 million in both 2015 and 2016). That’s a full $62 million more than his contract calls for.

Go read the rest, as it has more analysis that will make a Reds fan very happy.