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  1. Tuesday Roundup: Latest Cruz update

    AJ Mass

    There's still an outside chance that Nelson Cruz could end up back in a Texas Rangers uniform by the time the start of the season rolls around, assuming of course, that the slugger is willing to settle for a one-year deal. According to Jesse Sanch...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  2. The missing link for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    For the vast majority of major league teams, pitchers and catchers will report to spring training exactly a month from now. Usually teams are simply fine-tuning their rosters, whether it's that last utility bench guy or an additional bullpen arm. ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  3. Free-agent system needs fixing

    Buster Olney

    The five most prominent unsigned free agents -- Nelson Cruz, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, Kendrys Morales, and Stephen Drew -- are being weighed down by more than the draft-pick compensation to which they are tied. Drew and Morales have each suf...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  4. Top 10 lineups in the majors

    Buster Olney

    Kendrys Morales is still looking for work, and so is Nelson Cruz. But with almost all of the best hitters in place, we present the first in a series of our annual top-10 team rankings: the best lineups. As one executive noted: "When y...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  5. Thursday Roundup: Cuban SS on display

    AJ Mass

    Several teams, including the New York Mets, are expected to send scouts to the Dominican Republic later this week to see a showcase featuring Erisbel Arruebarruena. The shortstop, who defected from Cuba in November, is 23 years old, and therefore ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  6. GMs who will make a splash in Orlando

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball's annual winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., don't commence until Sunday, Dec. 8, but several general managers already have made waves this offseason. Tigers president/GM Dave Dombrowski has made the biggest splash of the offseason so far a...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  7. Predicting where FA outfielders will land

    Jim Bowden

    Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the free-agent class is the outfielders, because the future of each player is somewhat dependent on the others. While Jacoby Ellsbury seems to be the top outfielder available, signing any of them is liable to for...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  8. Robinson Cano tops this year's free-agent rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents in this winter's class, starting with Robinson Cano.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  9. Bits: Nelson Cruz quietly producing

    Eric Karabell

    Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz fell to the 13th round, on average, in ESPN live drafts prior to this season, which seemed a bit strange, but it made him a nice bargain. Sure, there's outfield depth this season and Cruz has had trouble staying o...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  10. Nelson Cruz and Carlos Pena escaped the 4A mold, but they are exc...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus probes scouts and big league executives to find out what exactly makes a player a "4A hitter." Several factors can keep a player out of the big leagues, but it usually comes back to adjustments.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2012
  11. Derek Holland, Kendry Morales, Nelson Cruz injuries blur AL West

    Buster Olney

    It seems as though every team has a shot at the division in the mediocre AL West, a sense only heightened by recent injuries to some key players. Buster Olney breaks down what the A's, Angels and Rangers must do to stay competitive the rest of the year.

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2010