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2015 MLB Qualifying Offer Breakdown

Last winter, Nelson Cruz sat by his phone lonesomely awaiting a call from anyone. He must have been motivated by the howling silence leading up to his one-year, $8 million deal with Baltimore, because, as you know, he led the league in home runs with 40 and put himself in an excellent position to avoid the same situation this winter. But who knows? Maybe he’ll go through the whole...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After season ends, Orioles' pending free agents set sights on the future

As the Orioles prepared to leave the visitors' clubhouse Wednesday night after being swept in the American League Championship Series, they understood the harsh reality of today's industry: This group, in its entirety, will never again be together as a team. "That part stinks," said left-hander Andrew Miller, one of several pending free agents on the Orioles'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Nelson Cruz wants to stay

The Baltimore Orioles fell to the Kansas City Royals last night by the score of 2-1, ending their season in a four-game sweep in the ALCS. Heading into the off season, the Orioles look to retain the biggest piece of the offense by re-signing Nelson Cruz, who lead the team in home runs and RBI this season. Reports are that Cruz wants to stay in Baltimore, but it would take an expensive...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Baltimore Orioles

The AL East was expected to be a dogfight between the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays this year. Instead, the Baltimore Orioles shocked them all and ran away with the division. So how exactly did they go about making everyone look so stupid for overlooking them? Preseason Prediction: The Orioles face a pretty tall task if they’re going to contend for an AL East division title. They...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Baltimore Orioles

The AL East was expected to be a dogfight between the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays this year. Instead, the Baltimore Orioles shocked them all and ran away with the division. So how exactly did they go about making everyone look so stupid for overlooking them? Preseason Prediction: The Orioles face a pretty tall task if they’re going to contend for an AL East division title. They...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles plan to extend qualifying offer to Cruz, decline Markakis option

The Orioles are interested in re-signing outfielder/DH Nelson Cruz and outfielder Nick Markakis, but with the Orioles still ensconced in the playoffs, it seems the team will likely have to make one-year calls on both players, and word is the team plans to extend a $15.3 million qualifying offer to Cruz, but decline Markakis' $17.5 million option. Neither decison comes as a surprise...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: A Look Ahead

While the MLB postseason is in full swing, you'll have plenty of coverage coming your way from us here at The Sports Post. In the meantime, this week's Wind Up will serve as a guide to the mutterings around the rest of the baseball world—particularly outside of the postseason realm. Sure, you'll get your quick takes, but it's also time to start thinking about the...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners notebook: Looking at Cruz and wondering what might have been

It’s hard for the Mariners to look at outfielder Nelson Cruz anchoring the middle of Baltimore’s lineup as the American League Championship Series unfolds and not wonder what might have been. The Mariners had a deal in place last winter with Cruz, then a free agent, for roughly $7.5 million in 2014 with a club option of about $9 million for 2105…before ownership backed away...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles trying to get deal done with Nelson Cruz

The Orioles are pushing to get a deal done with outfielder Nelson Cruz, sources told FOX Sports. Cruz recently changed agents from Wasserman Media Group to Relativity Sports. Cruz, who signed a one-year deal in the offseason, clubbed a career-best 40 home runs in 2014. He also hit .271 with a .525 slugging percentage, .859 OPS, 32 doubles, 87 runs and a career-high 108 RBI in 159 games.
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Baltimore Orioles’ Road to the ALCS

Here we sit, ladies and germs, at the end of the division series round. Unless you’re a fan of either the San Francisco Giants or St. Louis Cardinals, you’re probably thinking, “Eh, this is kind of boring.” However, if you’re looking at the AL side of things, you’ll see a couple of unlikely teams about to play for a trip to the World Series in the Baltimore Orioles and...
Via The Sports Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hard-hitting Cruz happily carries Orioles to ALCS

BALTIMORE (AP) Nelson Cruz found vindication, happiness and many new friends as a member of the Baltimore Orioles. To show his appreciation, the free-swinging slugger served as the driving force in the team's most successful season in 17 years. Cruz led the majors with 40 home runs and finished third with 108 RBIs to help Baltimore win the AL East for the first time since 1997...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nelson Cruz hits the ALDS clinching home run

Photo: isportsweb.com Of all the home runs Nelson Cruz has ever hit, Sunday’s shot was one of his shortest. However, the decisive homer was one of his most important strokes, providing the winning runs in the clinching ALDS victory. The Orioles 2-1 victory featured masterful pitching, and the slugger’s two-run homer was all the offense the team needed. Here is video of the home...
Via DC Sports-Kings
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Price and the Tigers swept out of the ALDS in three games by the Orioles

Nelson Cruz continues to be a Tigers killer, especially in the postseason. Cruz’s two run home run proved to be the difference Sunday afternoon as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Tigers 2-1 eliminating Detroit from the postseason in a three-game ALDS sweep. Tigers lefty David Price gave the Tigers every opportunity to win going 8 innings allowing just 2 runs on 5 hits. Baltimore’s...
Via The Majors Detroit
17 days ago  |  Discuss

3 striking moves by the Orioles’ Showalter in the game three win

Photo cred: espn.go.com The Orioles won the ALDS with a 2-1 victory over the Tigers, and the game featured a number of key performances. Bud Norris pitched a phenomenal game, holding the Tigers to 0 runs and 2 hits over 6.1 innings. Nelson Cruz came through with a two-run homer to provide the Orioles with enough offense to clinch the series. However, the lasting impression of game...
Via DC Sports-Kings
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Earn ALDS Sweep, Advance To ALCS After 2-1 Win Over Tigers

DETROIT — Nelson Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest big postseason hit, and the Baltimore Orioles swept aside Detroit’s Cy Young Award winners to hold off the Tigers 2-1 Sunday and reach the AL Championship Series for the first time since 1997. Bud Norris outpitched David Price in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. The Tigers scored in the ninth and put the tying run on...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles beat Tigers 2-1 to complete sweep, advance to ALCS

And then there were seven. The Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of Detroit and advance to the ALCS for the first time since 1997. All it took was one big hit for the Orioles to advance, and that hit was a two-run homer by Nelson Cruz in the sixth inning off of David Price that barely cleared the right field wall. Following Cruz’s...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles beat Tigers 2-1 to complete sweep, advance to ALCS

And then there were seven. The Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of Detroit and advance to the ALCS for the first time since 1997. All it took was one big hit for the Orioles to advance, and that hit was a two-run homer by Nelson Cruz in the sixth inning off of David Price that barely cleared the right field wall. Following Cruz’s...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sweep away Tigers

DETROIT (AP) -- Nelson Cruz, Buck Showalter and an unheralded bunch from Baltimore swept aside Detroit's Cy Young winners. Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest big postseason hit, and the Orioles held off the Tigers 2-1 Sunday to reach the AL Championship Series for the first time since 1997. Bud Norris outpitched David Price in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. The Tigers...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles complete sweep of Tigers in ALDS behind Cruz's two-run homer

  Nelson Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest big postseason hit, and the Baltimore Orioles swept aside Detroit's Cy Young Award winners to hold off the Tigers 2-1 Sunday and reach the American League Championship Series for the first time since 1997. Bud Norris outpitched David Price in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. The Tigers scored in the ninth and put the tying...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sweep Tigers in ALDS with 2-1 victory

DETROIT (AP) Nelson Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest big postseason hit, and the Baltimore Orioles swept aside Detroit's Cy Young Award winners to hold off the Tigers 2-1 Sunday and reach the AL Championship Series for the first time since 1997. Bud Norris outpitched David Price in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. The Tigers scored in the ninth and put the tying run...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Use Eight Run Eighth to Pull Away from Tigers

The Baltimore Orioles downed the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards in the first game of the ALDS. A solid outing from Chris Tillman, four good innings from the bullpen, key home runs from Nelson Cruz and J.J. Hardy and a huge 8th inning led to a 12-3 victory. Cruz started the scoring with a two run shot against Tigers starter Max Scherzer. Leadoff hitter Nick Markakis singled, and...
Via Baseball News Source
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers-Orioles Preview

Nelson Cruz continued to punish the Detroit Tigers while helping the Baltimore Orioles to a historic offensive performance in the opener of their AL division series. The AL East champions could have trouble duplicating their playoff-record scoring outburst against former Cy Young winner Justin Verlander in Game 2. With the Orioles looking to gain a 2-0 edge in the best-of-five series...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rout Tigers 12-3 In Game 1 Of American League Division Series

BALTIMORE — The way Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles are hitting this season, it may not matter much who pitches for the other guys. Cruz and J.J. Hardy homered, and the Orioles hammered out 12 hits in defeating Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers 12-3 on Thursday in the opener of their American League Division Series. Rookie Jonathan Schoop had two hits...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles power past Tigers in Game 1, score eight runs in eighth inning

  Nelson Cruz and J.J. Hardy homered, and the Baltimore Orioles hammered out 12 hits in defeating Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Thursday in the opener of their American League Division Series. Rookie Jonathan Schoop had two hits and two RBI for the Orioles, who turned a close game into a rout with an eight-run eighth inning against Scherzer and three...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cruz, Hardy HRs carry Orioles past Tigers 12-3

BALTIMORE (AP) Nelson Cruz and J.J. Hardy homered, and the Baltimore Orioles hammered out 12 hits in defeating Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Thursday in the opener of their AL Division Series. Rookie Jonathan Schoop had two hits and two RBIs for the Orioles, who turned a close game into a rout with an eight-run eighth inning against Scherzer and...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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