A countdown to recap the Orioles’ 96 win season

Photo: The Orioles wrapped up the regular season with a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, and head to the postseason with an impressive 96-66 record. Before the ALDS begins on Thursday, Oriole fans can spend a few days appreciating the team’s run to the 2014 AL East title. In many ways, baseball is a game that can be defined by numbers. In the case of the Baltimore...
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Schoop homers, Orioles beat Blue Jays 1-0

TORONTO (AP) Jonathan Schoop drove in the only run of the game with a solo home run, Miguel Gonzalez became the fourth Baltimore starter to reach 10 wins, and the AL East champion Orioles headed into the playoffs on a winning note, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 on Sunday. Nelson Cruz went hitless in his final regular-season game but remained on track to finish as Baltimore&...
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Yankees Officially Eliminated From Playoff Contention With Loss To Orioles

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees were eliminated from postseason contention, wasting a three-run lead Wednesday in a 9-5 loss to Nelson Cruz and the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles. Jeter went 0-for-4 as the designated hitter in his next-to-last game home game, ending a seven-game hitting streak and dropping his average to .253. The Yankees missed the playoffs...
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Orioles hit three HRs, hang on for 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees

One day after being held to one hit, the Orioles found their bats Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. The Orioles hit three home runs, including Nelson Cruz’s 40th of the season, and had 17 hits in a 5-4 win over the Yankees in front of an announced 43,201, putting a dagger in New York’s already faint postseason hopes. In Monday’s series opener, the Orioles managed just one...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cruz hits 40th, Orioles hold off Jeter, Yanks 5-4

NEW YORK (AP) Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 40th home run and the Baltimore Orioles pushed Derek Jeter and the Yankees to the brink of playoff elimination, beating New York 5-4 Tuesday night. The Yankees fell five games behind for the second AL wild card with only five games left. Jeter extended his hitting streak to seven games, but struck out on three pitches with a...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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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7 days 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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15 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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21 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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25 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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29 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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29 days ago  |  Discuss

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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 29, 2014  |  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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August 29, 2014  |  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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August 29, 2014  |  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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August 29, 2014  |  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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August 26, 2014  |  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

Why the Royals passed on Nelson Cruz and his 28 homers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As the inconsistencies and the lack of power from the Royals' offense continue to drive Royals fans to the edge, many wonder why the team didn't work harder to obtain a productive, middle-of-the-order bat in the offseason. There was one such power bat available -- Nelson Cruz, who happens to have walloped 28 homers already this season for the Baltimore...
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July 14, 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 […]
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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