Major League Baseball free agency rumors: Jay Bruce headed back to Mets

Jay Bruce is back with the Mets

The Mets have reached a three-year deal worth $39 million with the free agent slugger, WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman reported.

The biggest victor of this deal is Sandy Alderson who not only got a great player back in the organization, but was able to bring him back for a reasonable cost and more importantly a short three-year deal that will not handicap the organization in the long-term.

Most importantly, however, Bruce adds to what would have been an anemic projected 2018 lineup. He hit 36 homers and drove in 101 runs last season.

Bruce displayed his usual lefthanded power bat before getting traded away last season. Bruce performed well in the postseason, hitting two home runs and driving in four in the ALDS.

It looks like big-hitting outfielder Jay Bruce is on his way back to Flushing.

But the money and the length of the contract he wanted were an issue for the Mets, who have said they will be under the $154 million payroll they began 2017 with. But the team needs one more above average arm to really make this area one of strength.

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Bruce joins Leonys Martin of the Tigers as the second free-agent outfielder to sign a major league contract this winter.

According to a source, the Mets are also interested in reuniting with free agent reliever Addison Reed.

Jay Bruce deal with #Mets is backloaded.

Bruce was acquired by the Mets in 2016 and did not perform well, batting just.219 in 50 games. The average annual value of Bruce's deal is $13 million, which would have swallowed up almost the entire pool of money the Giants have left to add to their payroll this offseason.

Bruce's presence provides some insurance in case Conforto isn't ready at the beginning of the season.

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.

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