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NELSON CRUZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

How Much Will The Baltimore Orioles Regress?

It’s been a tumultuous offseason for the Baltimore Orioles, both on and off the field. The defending American League East champs were unable to retain reigning MLB home run leader Nelson Cruz, longtime starter and former franchise cornerstone Nick Markakis, and prized trade-deadline acquisition Andrew Miller. Altogether, the three were worth about 6.5 fWAR to the team last year...
Via Batting Leadoff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles seem destined to move pitching

After already losing both Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis this offseason, the Baltimore Orioles  are looking to improve their offense with some bats this winter. As a result, the team seems destined to trade some of their pitching depth. They’ve already chatted with both the Rockies and Angels about acquiring Drew Stubbs and Howie Kendrick, but neither deal ended up happening (at...
Via The Outside Corner
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Sign Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a 4 year deal worth $58 mil.  Cruz led the MLB in home runs with 40, and was fourth in RBI with 108.  Cruz will join Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager in heart of Seattle's lineup.  The Mariners gave Seager a 7 year $100 mil extension earlier this fall.  Felix Hernandez must love a guy like Cruz being added to the lineup! ...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners sign Nelson Cruz to four-year deal

The Mariners have made no secret out of their desire to trade for a right-handed slugger, so perhaps this report from the Dominican newspaper El Caribe should not surprise us too much: Nelson Cruz está cerca de firmar con Seattle por 57 millones de dólares http://t.co/Fsxcc2r04y — El Caribe (@ElCaribeRD) December 1, 2014 You don’t […]
Via Fangraphs
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cruz agreed to deal with M's, but team backed out

Nelson Cruz has been one of the best hitters in the American League throughout the season and has helped carry the Baltimore Orioles to the ALCS. The Seattle Mariners missed the playoffs by a game and, Friday, one writer wondered how they would have done if they had signed Cruz. According to The Tacoma News...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles sweep Tigers, advance to ALCS

Your browser does not support iframes. The Baltimore Orioles have reached the AL Championship Series for the first time since 1997. Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Orioles held of the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Sunday to sweep the series. The Tigers scored in the ninth inning, but Orioles closer Zach Britton escaped the inning and lifted Buck Showalter into...
Via Sports-Glory
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Heating up at the right moment

Orioles’ catcher Caleb Joseph homered in five straight games, and has the highest caught stealing percentage in the league.   The Baltimore Orioles have opened up a five game division lead, which is the largest in the entire league. The Orioles’ bats have been on and off throughout the season but have appeared to begin to heat up for the most part as of late. As the Orioles...
Via isportsweb.com
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Consistency key for Baltimore Orioles

Despite obvious evidence to the contrary, many of the division’s most loyal followers spent the season’s first-half refusing to accept that the AL East was facing a period of significant transition that isn’t likely to be led by the group’s most historically prolific powers. But now that the non-waiver trade deadline has forced poker-faced hopefuls throughout the league to...
Via Sports-Glory
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles most likely to trade for Jeff Samardzija?

The Chicago Cubs don’t have much of a chance to make noise this season, and they could very well end up trading their best starting pitcher as well in the coming weeks. There have been quite a few rumored suitors for him, including the Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Baltimore Orioles. According to reports, the Orioles could very well be the most likely trade partner...
Via Sports-Glory
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz grabs crotch after Justin Verlander threw behind him (GIF)

In a case of payback for Torii Hunter getting plunked by Bud Norris on Monday, Justin Verlander threw a pitch well behind Nelson Cruz to send a message that the Detroit Tigers have the backs of one another during the 4th inning of Wednesday’s matinee. The Tigers were up 4-0 at the time, making it […] The post Nelson Cruz grabs crotch after Justin Verlander threw behind him (GIF...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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