The Baltimore Orioles agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with outfielder Nelson Cruz earlier today, and it is a move that made them much stronger. First, the contract that they were able to sign him to is extremely team friendly, mainly because of the off the diamond issues that Cruz had last season in Texas. Despite the concerns about his substance abuse issues, those are...
Ready to talk Tigers? Want to hear the opinion of the TigsTown staff? Welcome to the TigsTown Roundtable! This week's question: Does it make any sense for the Tigers to pursue Nelson Cruz?
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Okay, there are a ton of questions related to this GIF, but we’ll try to break it down. We’re not sure if it passes the sniff test. Nelson Cruz broke his bat in the sixth inning of Saturday night’s Rangers-Mariners game, according to GoldAndOrSmith.com. The top half of the bat wound up back in the Rangers’ dugout, the bat was passed to Yu Darvish, and for some reason, he...
Texas Rangers outfielder David Murphy responded to former Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton's comments on Monday, but isn't quite sure what it means to be a "good baseball town."
Hamilton, who signed
Nelson Cruz won ALCS MVP after bashing six home runs and driving in 13 runs against the Tigers. Both marks were a record for a single postseason series. He accomplished another record by hitting extra innings home runs twice during the series. Cruz’s numbers were staggering. He went 8-22 (.364) with a .440 OBP and [...]
Texas is going to the Series. It was a brutal ending for the Tigers: 15-5.Nelson Cruz finished off the rout with a two-run home run in the seventh, becoming the first player in Major League history to hit six home runs and drive in 13 RBIs in a single postseason series. His reward was being named the Most Valuable Player of the ALCS.I didn't watch all these games, but from...
In 1998 the New York Mets signed an 18 year-old, Nelson Cruz, out of the Dominican Republic. However, the Mets then traded Cruz in 2000 to the Oakland Athletics for Jorge Velandia.
Just another scenario to show off the great moves our franchise has made!
Nelson Cruz’s 2011 Regular Season Stats:
(He was injured for roughly a month.)
Cruz also has four homeruns this postseason,...
The Texas tag team of Nelson Cruz and Mike Napoli was too much for the Detroit Tigers.
With one out in the top of the ninth, Nelson Cruz walks to put the go-ahead run on for Texas. David Murphy comes to the plate, three for three on the night.
Update: Joaquin Benoit gets ahead of Murphy 1-2. He swing and misses at the next pitch for the second out of the inning.
Update: Nelson Cruz gets caught stealing to end the inning. He started running before Benoit...
When Nelson Cruz hit a walk-off grand slam to beat the Tigers in Game 2 of the ALCS Monday, a friend said to me “there can’t be too many of those in history.” He was right. Cruz’s walk-off grand salami was the first in MLB playoff history (or technically the second). The 31-year-old right fielder [...]