Baltimore Orioles: Areas of success and areas of concern

The Baltimore Orioles are off to a decent start in 2014, sitting at an 8-8 record through Saturday the 20th of April. As the season continues, the Orioles will look stay competitive in a suddenly weakened AL East. The two favorites, the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox, have both looked vulnerable in the season’s early weeks, as the Rays have had injuries to pitchers Alex Cobb...
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Nelson Cruz lifts Orioles on Opening Day

The Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Opening Day yesterday afternoon. Chris Tillman took on the defending World Series champions, limiting the powerful lineup to 1 run (a Grady Sizemore solo HR) over five innings. While he wasn’t at his sharpest in this outing, he was able to get key outs when he needed them. Tillman will look to build off of a breakout season in 2013...
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Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day

The path that brought Nelson Cruz to the orange carpet for Opening Day introductions at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon wasn’t the one he imagined months ago when he became a free agent. But if there was any doubt in his mind whether he landed in the right place, those questions were answered quickly. As Cruz ran down the carpet before the Orioles’ season opener against the...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz’s CT scan comes back clean

Results of a CT scan on Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz has come back clean. Cruz took a pitch off his helmet in Thursday’s game against Tampa Bay. The pitch was a slow breaking ball and he scan was considered precautionary. After being hit Cruz was able to stand back up before being attended to by team trainers. Cruz CT scan came back clean. He's fine #Orioles...
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Baltimore Orioles get first look at new addition Nelson Cruz

Baltimore Orioles get first look at new addition Nelson CruzThe Baltimore Orioles agreed to a contract with power-hitting outfielder Nelson Cruz on a 1-year, $8 million dollar contract on February 22nd. Cruz, a former member of the Texas Rangers, batted .266 with 27 home runs and 76 runs batted in over 109 games in 2013, before the Biogenesis scandal led to a 50 game suspension after...
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz says 'I want to be in the fire right away'

Today's intrasquad game – which is slated to begin around 11 a.m. -- will be closed to the public now that it has been moved to the Ed Smith Stadium field. It was originally scheduled to take place on one of the back fields of the complex, but those fields are wet because of storms that went through the area. Nelson Cruz will see game action for the first time. He’s hitting...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Mets Fans Shouldn't Be Upset About The Nelson Cruz Deal

Yesterday's news that Nelson Cruz signed with the Baltimore Orioles for just one year and only $8 million dollars was met with significant vitrol from a variety of Mets fans who choose to remain ignorant to the reality of the situation.  Chris Young signed with the Mets back on November 26th.  At that time, Nelson Cruz was rumored to be looking for a minimum of a five-year...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Nelson Cruz signs one-year deal with Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles continued their fancy offseason spending, agreeing to a one-year contract with Nelson Cruz for $8 million. The contract's details were reported by ESPN's Enrique Rojas, and as always, the completion of the deal is pending a physical. Cruz is reportedly going to serve as Baltimore's designated hitter, and I'd expect that Cruz will displace non...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Rumors: Nelson Cruz Edition

Here we are, almost finished with January, and Nelson Cruz still remains a free agent. With the huge Mashahiro Tanaka signing by the New York Yankees passing, it is time for other notable stars to get some press attention. Let me put this out flat: I like Nelson Cruz. I don’t think he is a necessary part of this Texas Rangers team that has made some big pick-ups in the offseason...
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz receiving interest from four teams

Nelson Cruz remains the biggest offensive threat left on the free agent market and despite few public rumblings it appears as though a market might finally be starting to develop. Jeff Wilson of the Ft. Worth Star Telegram spoke with Cruz recently, mostly about his feelings about leaving the Texas Rangers after eight seasons, and learned that the slugger has received interest from...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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