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Nelson Cruz was among the players listed in Tuesday’s Miami New Times report about a clinic allegedly selling performance-enhancing drugs. The outfielder is innocent until proven guilty, but even if he eventually faces a suspension, don’t expect the Rangers to make any rash decisions.
According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers have not renewed their interest in free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn. Sullivan reports that even if the Rangers end up losing Cruz until the middle of June because of a suspension, the plan is still to go with what they have right now.
That obviously leaves the Rangers in quite a pickle, but as terrible as the outlook would be if Cruz was forced to miss any time, signing Bourn would only make a terrible situation that much worse.
There’s a good chance Cruz won’t end up getting suspended in the wake of Tuesday’s report due to the lack of a positive drug test, but as USA Today’s Bob Nightengale points out, a suspension is still possible in such cases, a...
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The worst offseason in the history of the Texas Rangers took another ugly turn Tuesday when slugger Nelson Cruz's name showed up in a Miami New Times report linking major leaguers to performance-enhancing drugs. Two of the players on this list, Alex Rodriguez and Nationals ace Gio Gonzalez have issued strong denials.
Cruz, who apparently was in the Dominican Republic, hasn...
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, one of the players identified by the Miami New Times as having purchased performance-enhancing drugs from now-defunct Biogenesis, denied having any connection to the clinic. The New Times report, which focused on claims that Alex Rodriguez and Gio Gonzalez bought products from Biogenesis' Anthony Bosch, also said Cruz bought $4,000 worth...
It wouldn't be an offseason for the Texas Rangers without an off-the-field distraction.
The latest one is a doozy.
Outfielder Nelson Cruz has been linked to a Florida clinic that supplied performance enhancing drugs to athletes according to a report in the Miami News Times.
The Rangers found out about the investigation last week.
"The Texas Rangers were contracted late...
The Dodgers may not be done shopping yet folks. Rumors are starting to surface that the Dodgers have interest in Michael Bourn and Scott Rolen. Jon Heyman writes that at least one prominent Dodgers player contacted Bourn encouraging him to sign in Los Angeles. That move seems a bit puzzling no doubt. The Dodgers have plenty of logjams on their roster, adding Bourn to the mix would...
Major League Baseball players Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz and Melky Cabrera are among the athletes connected to performance-enhancing drugs to appear on records from a Miami anti-aging clinic, according to a Miami New Times report. The report includes records from a Biogenesis, a South Florida clinic, which cites those players as being among those who received various...
The New York Mets are continuing negotiations with free agent
outfielder Michael Bourn, according to Mike Puma of The New York Post. However,
Bourn is still seeking a five-year commitment, an offer the Mets are unwilling
to extend at this point.
Latest on Michael Bourn negotiations: He wants at least five years, and Mets aren't willing to go there.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets...
Murphy gets raise
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The Mets have avoided arbitration with Daniel Murphy by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2.925MM, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports (Twitter links). The final total is a bit less than the midpoint between the figures exchanged by the two sides; Murphy asked for $3.4MM, the Mets offered $2.55MM. This was Murphy's first...
The New York Mets interest in free agent centerfielder Michael Bourn appears to be very real. In fact, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported this morning that “general manager Sandy Alderson and assistant GM John Ricco travelled to Houston last week to have dinner with free agent center fielder Michael Bourn and his agent, Scott Boras.”
There’s been a lot of debate as...
Surprisingly, these Mets might be a player for a major free agent. That’s good news. It speaks to the overall financial health of the organization – as a separate entity from Sterling Equities or SNY – in a favorable light for the first time in four years. That the Mets are in a position to throw substantial money at a player who is at the same time the most prominent name...
This is kind of odd, but…
MetsBlog is reporting that MLB Network’s Peter Gammons said he had the sense Major League Baseball would protect the Mets’ first-round draft choice in the upcoming first year player draft if the Mets sign a player requiring draft compensation.
If that happens, there is, “real optimism” Michael Bourn will sign with the Mets, Gammons said.
When I’m wrong I’m always the first to admit it. It’s a habit I picked up while serving my country and learning how some mistakes, no matter how slight, could have significant ramifications on the rest of my company, division, etc. Better to get it out of the way so that we can reassess, readjust and reengage. That said, you always go with whatever your best intel is at the...
This morning, we brought you the story from the Miami New-Times of several MLB players that were linked to a Miami clinic called Biogenesis, a clinic that reportedly supplied them with various performance-enhancing drugs. Among the names included in the report were Alex Rodriguez, Bartolo Colon, Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, and Gio Gonzalez. Cruz and Gonzalez had never been linked...
Latest on Michael Bourn negotiations: He wants at least five years, and Mets aren’t willing to go there.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) January 28, 2013
The New York Post is reporting that a meeting took place last week between the Mets front office, Michael Bourn, and Bourn’s high-powered representative Scott Boras. While Boras and Bourn are still holding out hope for a five-year...
I seriously doubt the New York Mets front office has the Super Bowl checked off on their calendar as some sort of deadline for having certain issues handled, but for most fans, focus is likely to shift (if it hasn’t already) as the weekend approaches. So as the NFL playoffs come to climax this Sunday and we we scurry to check out the Super Bowl 47 odds before determining our...
There are two big problems for Major League Baseball that have come up over the last few days. The big story in all the national outlets is the most recent steroids scandal. The Miami New Times broke a story this week linking several top players to illegal steroids, including Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, and Nelson Cruz. The steroid story has been an issue for the last decade, ranging...