Orioles Rumors: Nelson Cruz extension talks to wait until offseason

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz is having one of his best seasons, if not the very best season, of his career. Not only that, but he has been a huge part of the postseason bound Orioles' offensive production. The kind of season Cruz is having is the kind of season you'd expect from a player with a big multi-year contract. However, Cruz came to the Orioles in somewhat...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Adds Two MLB Games to Its Schedule This Week

As the baseball pennant races go down to the wire, ESPN has added what it has called “Postseason Impact Games” which basically means contests that have playoff implications. Not sure why it has to use “Postseason Impact Games” to make them sound more important, but here we are. On Tuesday, ESPN will air Baltimore at the New York Yankees at 7 p.m. ET and on Wednesday, San...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: New York will bid on Nelson Cruz in FA

The best value signing of this past offseason was the Baltimore Orioles getting Nelson Cruz on a one-year, $8 million deal. They took a chance on him and it has paid off in a huge way, as he has hit .263 with 39 home runs and 102 RBI. He is set to become a free agent at the end of the year and is sure to draw plenty of interest, including from teams within the American League East...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cruz's seven RBIs give Orioles 7-5 win in 11 innings

Nelson Cruz drove in all seven Orioles runs with a pair of two-run home runs and a three-run triple as the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 in 11 innings on Sunday. Cruz gave the Orioles a 5-4 ninth-inning lead with the three-run triple, and after Tampa Bay (69-74) tied the score in the bottom of the ninth, he hit a two-run home run off Joel Peralta. His 11th inning home run...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Mets Target Nelson Cruz In The Offseason?

Photo Courtesy of NBC Hardball Talk A few days ago on Sirius XM’s Fantasy Sports Radio, Steve Philips floated the idea out there that while Nelson Cruz would love to turn his major league leading home run season into a huge, multi-year deal, teams will be wary of too many factors to consider a 4-5 year deal. He concluded that Cruz would likely command 2-3 years with no speculation...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nelson Cruz crush major league-leading 35th home run

It’s been nothing short of an MVP-type season for Orioles’ Nelson Cruz, and the former Rangers slugger showed that he deserved the AL MVP with a massive home run against the Minnesota Twins. With the game scoreless in the bottom of the 3rd, Cruz rocketed a Ricky Nolasco slider that hung too high over the left field wall to put the O’s up 1-0. Aside from Cruz’s 35th home run...
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22 days ago  |  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...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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Orioles and Nelson Cruz show mutual interest in an extension

Photo: As the regular season winds down,  both the Orioles and Nelson Cruz are expressing interest in extending the slugger’s tenure in Baltimore. In February, Cruz signed a one-year, $8-million contract that has been lauded as one of the best bargains in baseball. The Oriole is leading the league in home runs and has also driven in 88 runs to lead the team. While...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz, Orioles Have Mutual Interest in Possible Extension

Following his 50-game suspension for PED’s as a member of the Texas Rangers in 2013, slugger Nelson Cruz signed a 1 year, $8 million dollar contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Many regard this as the “move of the off-season”, considering the gaudy numbers that Cruz has put up with his new club. This seems like […]
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Nelson's one-year Orioles deal become long-term thing ?

Slugger Nelson Cruz and the Orioles got together on a last-minute, one-year deal last spring, but the partnership has worked out so well that people close to the situation figure it could turn into a long-lasting relationship. While there's no definitive immediate word of any early negotiations between Cruz and the Orioles, both sides have expressed an interest in continuing...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Keeping track of possible 100-RBI seasons

Nelson Cruz Orioles – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   How impressive is a 100-RBI season? Is it as big an accomplishment as it used to be? Back in the 1950′s-60′s it was a big feat for a player to hit that century mark in runs batted in. I personally think it is still very impressive but with all the analytics, sabermetrics and new stats out now, it seems that we try to discount...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 70-win teams

Credit: Nam Y. Huh/AP 10. Baltimore Orioles (74-55): The Orioles, like the Blue Jays, have six players with double digit home runs, including Nelson Cruz, who has 34 home runs. But their best hitters right now are bench players Delmon Young, who’s hitting .311 and Steve Pearce, who is hitting .289 with 15 home runs. But if the Orioles don’t hit home runs, they could be more...
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27 days ago  |  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...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Orioles use 3 home runs in 11th inning to drop Nationals

Last night was the beginning of the infamous “Battle of the Beltway” series between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals. It seemed to be a pitchers duel between Chris Tillman and Stephen Strasburg until Nelson Cruz did what Nelson Cruz does, hits home runs. Cruz delivered a two-run shot in the fourth to put the Orioles up 2-0. But then two innings later, Anthony Rendone...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz tells MLB Network to shove it after PED comments

David Ortiz was not happy that his name came up in connection with the John Lackey-Nelson Cruz PED comments, and he let the media know about it. Lackey was roped by Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday and voice his displeasure over being hit hard by a guy who was suspended last year […]
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz: David Ortiz Tried To Recruit Me To Red Sox Over Offseason

BOSTON — Nelson Cruz was there for the taking last offseason. The Red Sox didn’t pull the trigger. Cruz ultimately signed with the Baltimore Orioles in free agency, kicking off what has been a very productive year for the veteran slugger. However, Cruz told on Sunday that David Ortiz reached out to him about potentially signing with the Red Sox before landing with the...
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles have league-high 3 starters

The fans have spoken, and they've said they don't care about performance-enhancing drug scandals. A year removed from a 50-game suspension following the Biogenesis investigation, Baltimore Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz has been voted to this year's All-Star Game. Cruz, who is tied for the major league lead with 27 home runs, is one of three Orioles elected to the Midsummer...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles nab 3 strarters in the All-Star game

Photo: The Baltimore Orioles make up one-third of the AL starting line-up in this years All-Star game. Matt Wieters led the way in votes for cather, however he will be unable to play due to Tommy John Surgery. Outfielder Adam Jones and designated hitter Nelson Cruz join the squad as well. Nelson Cruz leads the majors in home runs and rbi’s up to this point....
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey brings up Nelson Cruz’s PED use after Cruz shells him

Nelson Cruz had a huge night for the Baltimore Orioles in their 7-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Cruz went 5-for-5 including a homer, single and double of Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey. When Lackey was asked about Cruz’s performance after the game, he conveniently hinted at Cruz’s history of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

O's skipper responds to Lackey's talk

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter responded to Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey's loud "no comment" on slugger Nelson Cruz after Saturday night's game, telling ESPN Radio that "everybody needs to make sure that their own backyard is clean." Cruz went 5-for-5 Saturday night in the second game of a doubleheader, helping the Orioles beat Lackey...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey Rips Nelson Cruz for PEDs

  Some MLB PED users are quicky forgotten, while other reputations are forever destroyed. Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey finally provided a blunt opinion from a current player, trying his best to ensure everyone remembers the cheaters. Lackey was shelled in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Baltimore, who received a 5-for-5 showing from Nelson Cruz. Yes...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey conveniently brings up Nelson Cruz's PED use

On Saturday, John Lackey and Nelson Cruz opposed each other in the second game of a doubleheader between the Red Sox and Orioles.Cruz had himself a fine game after slugging a home run, tying him with Jose Abreu for the MLB lead at 27, and smashing a couple of doubles.After the game, Lackey was not happy about being hit around by a player who was once suspended for his ties to performance...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox pitcher John Lackey on Orioles star Nelson Cruz: 'I've got nothing to say about him'

Nelson Cruz’s five-hit night helped send Red Sox right-hander John Lackey to an early exit in the Orioles’ 7-4 win over Boston in the nightcap of the teams’ doubleheader, but after the game, Lackey didn't have much positive to say about Cruz. Cruz was 3-for-3 with a double and homer off Lackey. He doubled and singled off Lackey in his first two at-bats of the game, then...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles take series with Nelson Cruz grand slam & walkoff wild pitch

Photo: Twitter-@masnorioles On Tuesday, the Orioles won the first game of the White Sox series with a 3-run pinch hit walk-off home run by Chris Davis. Last night, the Orioles took the series with another walk-off. This time, off of a wild pitch in extra innings. But before the walk-off and the rain delay, Camden Yards had some excitement thanks to Nelson Cruz. The Orioles were...
Via DC Sports-Kings
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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