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Nelson Cruz leaves spring training game with quad injury

Nelson Cruz left the Seattle Mariners’ spring training on Tuesday with a quad injury.Cruz knocked in the Mariners’ first run in a game with the Colorado Rockies with a line drive single to right field. After his hit, Cruz had to be helped off the field with a trainer. Mariners reporter Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times explains what happened: The Mariners have been crushed by injuries...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 DHs for 2018

Defining a player's value is more nuanced than simply checking the box score, but there's one position in baseball that is a bit easier to judge. I'm talking, of course, of the designated hitter.The expectations are laid out pretty clearly in the position's title: hit, hit and hit some more.Today, there are some formidable specialists in the bat-swinging game who inhabit the American...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorting out a complicated American League MVP scene

Early in the year, the American League MVP race appeared like it would follow a familiar script: look at what Mike Trout is doing, see if anybody else is having an out-of-his-mind enough season to keep up with him, and then decide whether or not to give it to that fortunate soul or hand it back to Trout, again.Trout was doing everything in his power to ensure the competition could...
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August 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Getaway Day: The playing field is leveling off as the wild-card chase takes shape

In a week that may be best remembered for Giancarlo Stanton's one-man war on the seats over outfield walls of Marlins Park or Aaron Judge's monogamous relationship with striking out, there was a much more important story line that developed around Major League Baseball – parity is spreading. With the Diamondbacks stumbling, the Twins surging forward and the Brewers getting back into...
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August 20, 2017  |  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

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, $7...
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 were...
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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)...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz Hits First Walk-Off Grand Slam in MLB Playoff History

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 [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 10, 2011  |  Discuss

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