This was a surprise item from Mark Sheldon, about Bruce's strong desire to stay in Cincinnati for life:

... the 25-year-old would like to sign an extension that would enable him to possibly finish his career in Cincinnati.

Bruce is interested in adding another six years to the deal. The timing might seem odd since he is already under a contract that is guaranteed through 2016.

"[Bruce] made it clear that he wants to be a Red his entire career," Bruce's agent, Matt Sosnick, said. "[Joey] Votto is in his wedding in a couple of weeks and he wants to play with him. He has a lot of friends there. He and his fiancee are very comfortable in Cincinnati. Jay asked me to approach the team and see if something is there. We'll see if the team has any interest."

Surprising because Bruce already has an extension. And because ballplayers don't often turn the tables and approach teams about extension - at least ballplayers who have superstar potential and could still get a Big Contract on the free agent market down the road.