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Nelson Cruz: Worth Five Years? Nelson Cruz single handedly ensured the divisional crown came home to Baltimore this year. While resident slugger Chris Davis fell back to the Mendoza line with more force than the bottom fell out of the economy, Cruz provided a presence that every manager had to account. For somebody who just finished a suspension for suspected performance enhancing drugs...
Via DC Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Mariners pass on Cruz again?

Last season was a crazy one for Nelson Cruz. The thirty-four year old signed a 1yr/$8M contract with the Baltimore Orioles. When the Birds first signed the hard hitting right-hander they weren’t expecting the numbers he put up this past season. Cruz hit .271, with a Major League best 40HR, and 108 RBI. Nelson Cruz recently came off a 50-game suspension for violating the Basic Agreements...
Via On-Base Talk
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Three sensible fits for Nelson Cruz

Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar Nelson Cruz hit 40 home runs and drove in 108 RBIs for the Baltimore Orioles in 2014. As an elite DH on a market that views power as a premium, Cruz’s worth could be valued at roughly $15-18 million per year. He’s also a right-handed batter, giving him extra worth due to a league-wide power outage from that side of the plate. Take a look at what three...
Via Reading Between The Seams
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Free Agent Profile: Nelson Cruz

Major League Baseball’s reigning home run king is on the free agent market. Nelson Cruz is reportedly seeking a five year deal. After declining the qualifying offer tendered by the Baltimore Orioles, the 34 year-old Cruz is looking to cash in on an excellent season. Cruz saw his stock plummet last offseason after the Texas Rangers tagged him with the qualifying offer. He started...
Via Baseball News Source
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles offered Cruz 3-year deal during season, the sides expected to talk this week

The Baltimore Orioles offered designated hitter Nelson Cruz a three-year deal before he hit free agency, ESPN’s Buster Olney reports. The dollar value wasn’t reported, but the average yearly value was probably a huge step up from the $8 million Cruz made in 2014.The Orioles offered Nelson Cruz a three-year deal before he went into free agency. They’re positioned to wait out...
Via On-Base Talk
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Nelson Cruz wants to stay

The Baltimore Orioles fell to the Kansas City Royals last night by the score of 2-1, ending their season in a four-game sweep in the ALCS. Heading into the off season, the Orioles look to retain the biggest piece of the offense by re-signing Nelson Cruz, who lead the team in home runs and RBI this season. Reports are that Cruz wants to stay in Baltimore, but it would take an expensive...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Nelson Cruz hopes to stay in Baltimore

The Baltimore Orioles signed Nelson Cruz to an 8 million dollar deal back in February hoping the slugger would return to the player he was in Texas. The first place Birds have received everything they asked for, and more. Now, Cruz has significant interest in signing an extension with the club.#454433018 / gettyimages.comCruz said his agent and the Orioles have had talks since post...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz goes on selfie rampage at All-Star Game

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz took a bunch of selfies with his American League All-Star teammates during batting practice before Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis.Cruz made sure to get pictures of himself with Derek Jeter, Mike Trout, Robinson Cano, and Yu Darvish along with so many others. Selfie with the Captain. Selfie con el Capitan. #DerekJeter...
Via Holdout Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Three prospects that can make an impact this year

The Baltimore Orioles find themselves two games above .500 as we head towards the end of May, 2.5 games behind the AL East leading Toronto Blue Jays, who are winners of 6 games in a row. While the Orioles already have the talent to push for a division title in 2014, a roster move like calling up one of these three players (for longer than just a week or two) could jumpstart the team...
May 25, 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

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