New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays Discussing Jay Bruce Deal (Report)
Sep 27, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) rounds the bases after hitting a two run homer during the second inning against Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

With the hot stove heating up, the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays are discussing a trade involving Jay Bruce.

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Toronto Blue Jays have discussed a trade with the New York Mets involving left-handed slugger Jay Bruce.

Toronto could be looking to take on a power bat just in case they are unable to resign free agents, Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista. Sure, the production they would be getting from Bruce would not be equivalent to those two but he could certainly join Kendrys Morales in an attempt to recreate the power.

The asking price on Bruce should not be that high considering he had a brutal second half of the season with the Mets where he slashed .219/.294/.391 with only eight home runs and 19 RBIs.

The Mets and Blue Jays are certainly familiar with each other when it comes to trading, which included the deal that sent Noah Syndergaard and Travis d’Arnaud to New York for R.A. Dickey.

It will certainly be a key storyline for the Mets throughout the offseason to see what they decide to do with three-time all-star Jay Bruce.

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My name is Patrick Hennessy and I am an Editor as well as the Lead Trending Writer here at ESNY. I mainly cover the New York Yankees, but I also reach out to many branches of the sports world. I have had the opportunity to broadcast my work on many different platforms and I plan on continue doing so.