1. Finding the Root of Nelson Cruz's MLB-Leading Power Explosion in 2014

    It wasn't long ago that we thought we had a good idea who Nelson Cruz was: an unlikely candidate to be a huge success story in 2014. Nah...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 16,224 reads 90 comments

  2. Johnny Damon Hits the Nail on the Head with PED Talk

    After an 18-year career in the majors, Johnny Damon feels he was forced to leave the game of baseball before he was ready to hang up the spikes. The reason for that, according to Damon, is because he never used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs)...

    Gary  Phillips Written by Gary Phillips about 1 month ago 4,325 reads 17 comments

  3. New York Mets: Nelson Cruz Was the Better Option over Young and Granderson

    In years past, the New York Mets have been notorious for making deals that don’t pan out. While it’s still too early to determine whether Chris Young and Curtis Granderson ...

    Evan Smith Written by Evan Smith about 1 month ago 1,215 reads 0 comments

  4. Re-Grading Every Orioles Offseason Acquisition or Move

    After making the playoffs in 2012, the Baltimore Orioles took a step backwards in 2013 and failed to qualify for the postseason...

    Kendall Baker Written by Kendall Baker about 1 month ago 1,360 reads 1 comments

  5. Early-Season Grades for Baltimore Orioles' Offseason Acquisitions

    The Baltimore Orioles have gotten off a rough start in this 2014 season. After winning on Opening Day, the team proceeded to lose four straight games until a win against the Detroit Tigers halted that skid...

    Alex Snyder Written by Alex Snyder about 3 months ago 2,936 reads 6 comments

  6. Where Will Nelson Cruz Bat in the 2014 Baltimore Orioles' Lineup?

    The signing of free-agent All-Star outfielder Nelson Cruz was made official on Monday, stirring up the inevitable question amongst most Orioles fans, "Where is he going to bat?" ...

    Mark Cover Written by Mark Cover about 5 months ago 3,201 reads 10 comments

  7. Not Signing Nelson Cruz a Big Mistake for the New York Mets

    It can be frustrating being a New York Mets fan these days. The Mets missed a real opportunity to add an impact hitter to their lineup when it was announced that free-agent slugger ...

    Stephen Smith Written by Stephen Smith about 5 months ago 6,902 reads 43 comments

  8. Nelson Cruz Is Smart Orioles Bargain, Perfect Fit for Camden Yards

    From the beginning of the MLB offseason, Nelson Cruz seemed like a very good fit for the Baltimore Orioles , with their interest in Cruz reported early on. They weren't alone, however...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 5 months ago 14,542 reads 35 comments

  9. Nelson Cruz and Baltimore Orioles Agree on 1-Year Contract

    Veteran right fielder Nelson Cruz has reportedly signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Baltimore Orioles, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes : Brittany Ghiroli of Orioles...

    Alex Kay Written by Alex Kay about 5 months ago 24,145 reads 110 comments

  10. Nelson Cruz: Are the Minnesota Twins His Only Option?

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, the remaining top free agents are ones with a rejected qualifying offer tag attached to them...

    Ben Berkon Written by Ben Berkon about 6 months ago 7,538 reads 12 comments

  11. Should the New York Mets Take a Chance on Nelson Cruz?

    We are roughly two months removed from Major League Baseball Opening Day 2014. All 30 teams are starting to take form as they get prepared for another 162-game season...

    Jason Lempert Written by Jason Lempert about 6 months ago 8,146 reads 32 comments

  12. Ranking the Best Remaining Players the O's Could Bring in for Spring Training

    With spring training just a few weeks away, most teams around MLB are content with their winter moves, considering their offseason at or near completion. Baltimore Orioles fans are wondering when their team is going to start shopping...

    Alex Snyder Written by Alex Snyder about 6 months ago 1,591 reads 6 comments

  13. Could Nelson Cruz Return to Rangers on a One-Year Deal?

    After the Texas Rangers signed Shin-Soo Choo a couple weeks ago, the general feeling around Ranger Nation was that longtime right fielder Nelson Cruz was all but gone, probably never to return...

    Will Korn Written by Will Korn about 6 months ago 5,714 reads 14 comments

  14. Texas Rangers: Most Memorable Events of 2013

    The Texas Rangers are looking to put the 2013 season completely in their rear view as they gear up for 2014. Last year was filled with both good and bad memories, from a near-perfect game to a trade that didn ’t pan out...

    Trey Warren Written by Trey Warren about 7 months ago 1,823 reads 7 comments

  15. Impact Outfielders Still Available with Choo, Beltran, Ellsbury Gone

    Christmas is around the corner, but don't expect an impact outfielder under the tree from your favorite baseball team...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 7 months ago 3,255 reads 5 comments

  16. Grading Baltimore Orioles on the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings

    The 2013 MLB winter meetings have come to an end. Four rumor-filled days have passed, teams have discussed numerous trade scenarios, and free agents have made progress toward finding somewhere to call home for the 2014 season...

    Alex Snyder Written by Alex Snyder about 7 months ago 2,617 reads 14 comments

  17. What Do Corey Hart, Logan Morrison Moves Mean for Mariners' Post-Cano Plan?

    With star second baseman Robinson Cano in the fold after agreeing to a $240 million deal last week, the Seattle Mariners have executed their first two moves in an effort to build around him...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 78,835 reads 127 comments

  18. Carlos Beltran's Deal Makes Nelson Cruz to Philadelphia Phillies Possible

    Jonathan Papelbon and Kyle Kendrick are on the trading block for a reason, and that reason's name is Nelson Cruz . The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to find wiggle room financially so they can land another high-priced free agent or two...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 7 months ago 12,071 reads 13 comments

  19. 9 Best Free Agent Options for the New York Mets

    With free agency picking up and the winter meetings around the corner, there are still a number of free agents available that the New York Mets should consider. On this list are the nine best available free agents for the Mets...

    Sean Cunningham Written by Sean Cunningham about 8 months ago 735 reads 0 comments

  20. Could Free-Agent Slugger Nelson Cruz Possibly Live Up to a $75 Million Deal?

    Just when you thought you had seen and heard it all in this time of outrageous contracts and outrageous contract demands, along comes Nelson Cruz demanding $75 million. That's the word according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 9,151 reads 12 comments

  21. What Impact Have Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta PED Suspensions Had on Free Agency?

    When the Biogenesis sanctions were handed down in August, the 50-game suspensions were expected to negatively impact the impending trips to free agency for both the Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz and the Detroit Tigers' Jhonny Peralta ...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 8 months ago 1,787 reads 0 comments

  22. Nelson Cruz Not the Answer in the Outfield for the New York Mets

    The New York Mets signed Nelson Cruz as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 1998. Fifteen years later, the 33-year-old outfielder has turned into a solid major leaguer...

    Matthew Musico Written by Matthew Musico about 8 months ago 1,707 reads 8 comments

  23. MLB Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Matt Kemp, Nelson Cruz and More

    MLB teams are exploring different options to upgrade rosters as soon as the season is over, and rumors abound about what may happen. Trades are being discussed and some involve star players, which always revs up the rumor mill...

    Jesse Reed Written by Jesse Reed about 8 months ago 1,305 reads 0 comments

  24. Seattle Mariners Rumors: Pros and Cons of Top Offseason Targets

    With the MLB offseason in full swing, the Seattle Mariners have yet to make any moves, but they may be in business to spend a lot of money this winter, hoping to bolster their roster for first-year manager Lloyd McClendon...

    Madison Guernsey Written by Madison Guernsey about 8 months ago 3,591 reads 4 comments

  25. Playing Sign and Walk with the Texas Rangers Free Agents

    The Texas Rangers up-and-down season in 2013 ended with the team missing the postseason for the first time in four years...

    Trey Warren Written by Trey Warren about 8 months ago 1,630 reads 3 comments