Nelson Cruz

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9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs On

With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.

10/31/2014

Nelson Cruz (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Speed Vs. Power: Contrasting Styles Stand Out In Royals-O’s ALCS

The surprising Kansas City Royals and unflappable Baltimore Orioles are extremely similar with one significant exception: the fashion in which they score runs.

10/10/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a single in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game One of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 2, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Cruz, Hardy Go Yard, Orioles Blast Tigers 12-3 In ALDS Opener

Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles had the good fortune of avoiding Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer during the regular season.

10/03/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees walks to the plate to bat in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on September 23, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jeter, Yanks Pushed To Brink Of Elimination In 5-4 Loss To Baltimore

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.

09/24/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees warms up before their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2014 in Oakland, California.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2014 MLB All-Star Game

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Here are 5 things you need to know about the game.

07/14/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

Shin-Soo Choo (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo Agrees 7-Year Deal With The Texas Rangers

Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has agreed to a $130 million, seven-year contract with the Rangers.

12/21/2013

The Reds’ Bronson Arroyo throws a pitch against the Pirates at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Sept. 28, 2013. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

Report: Mets Shocked By Asking Prices Of Free Agents, Other Teams

The Mets entered the offseason with the hope of finding cost-effective players that would help fill needs and appease the fans. All they’ve gotten in return so far for their efforts has been a cold dose of reality.

11/21/2013

Free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Coleman: Mets Need To Proceed With Caution On Some Free Agents

This is not the perfect market for the Mets, not the best time to have a ton of money coming off the books, but it does dovetail with the fact that this team has a lot of holes to fill.

11/14/2013

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Is A Move Imminent? Sandy Alderson, Jeff Wilpon Send Mixed Messages

“We’ve got a couple more meetings,” Wilpon said. “And there might be hopefully something cooking later. Right now, it’s quiet.”

11/13/2013

Robinson Cano reacts as he leaves the infield. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Big Spending Winter Ahead? Top MLB Free Agent Bats Are Hot Commodities

Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo and Brian McCann are among the players seeking to cash in from a free-agent class lacking any ace starting pitchers.

11/09/2013

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Kallet: It’s Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Mets GM Sandy Alderson

For what feels like a lifetime, Mets fans have been hearing that THIS is the offseason. THIS is when it will all change. 2014 will be the year that the Mets FINALLY field a team that can contend. You’re up, Mr. Alderson.

10/01/2013

Bud Selig (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Bud Selig On A-Rod’s Suspension: ‘I Thought It Was Eminently Fair’

“It was not difficult for me at all,” Selig said. “I spent many, many hours thinking about it, trying to be fair, trying to be logical and rational. I wouldn’t second-guess a thing at all. I thought it was eminently fair.”

08/16/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Defiant A-Rod Vows To Fight 211-Game Suspension

Once the greatest player of his time, Rpdriguez was reduced Monday night to saying that he was humbled, at 38, just to “have the opportunity to put on this uniform again.”

08/06/2013

Everth Cabrera  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images), A-Rod  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MLB Players React To Biogenesis Bans: ‘We Want These Guys Out Of The Game’

“If all the allegations are true, then I’m glad they got caught and I’m glad baseball is doing something about it,” Royals reliever Aaron Crow said.

08/06/2013

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