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Dee Gordon or Nelson Cruz sure could have helped the Mets

Heading into this past off-season, the Mets’ front office knew the team needed to add a bat or two to bolster our lineup. The pitching was formidable and deep, but they’d need some run support. We knew we had capable batsmen in David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda, Travis d’Arnaud, Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares – though you’d never know it from their recent...
Via Mets360.com
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Five bold predictions for 2015

The Baltimore Orioles are wrapping up the final games of the Grapefruit League season, and in just nine days will be in Tampa Bay to battle the Rays on Opening Day. With such little time remaining until the real games get underway, it’s time to make some bold predictions as to how the 2015 Baltimore Orioles will fare. The Orioles will not defend their crown as AL East champions...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s time for Orioles to jump on remaining Outfielders

Last offseason, the Orioles signed outfielder Nelson Cruz to a one-year, $8M contract. Coming off a season in which he got caught using steroids, his market was down, so it became a platform deal for Cruz. If he were to have a good season with Baltimore, he would set himself up for a huge payday. Playing every day as the left fielder or DH, Cruz had an MVP-worthy season, with 40...
Via Baseball Essential
December 31, 2014  |  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 Tribune’s Bob Dutton, the Mariners and Cruz had agreed to a one-year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 10, 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

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

The Case of the Proven Closer and the Moneyball A’s

Most rumors, of course, are nonsense, or at least things that won’t come true. We all know this to be the case, but a lot of the time, it’s difficult to tell from the outside what’s part of the signal and what’s part of the noise. Then there are the rumors that are just immediately, obviously ridiculous. This is the way I choose to feel about the chatter that the A’s have...
Via Fangraphs
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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