Free Agent Spotlight: Nelson Cruz

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Nelson Cruz may very well enjoy what the winter has in store for him.

Fighting with the likes of Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran and Shin-Soo Choo for money among the top-tier outfielders, it’s clear Cruz has his work cut out for him.

However, there are many who believe his various faults won’t hamper him from making quite the cash grab as the offseason unfolds.

Join MLB Contributor Gabe Zaldivar as he breaks down one of the more intriguing free agent sluggers.

While Cruz had to serve a 50-game suspension this past season, he still managed to slam 27 home runs and is still considered a top target among a bevy of teams.

It’s clear his image is hardly tarnished, but teams still might consider his age and history of lingering injuries when throwing wads of cash his way.

Of course, we would love to hear from you as to where Cruz fits perfectly and what he deserves as far as a contract.

Or we can always take the debate to Twitter.  

Follow Gabe at: @gabezal

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