Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Designated Hitters Newsbeat

Saturday, February 22, 2014

DJ Short: Report: Orioles closing in on a deal with Nelson Cruz

No word yet on the terms involved and Heyman writes that a couple of issues still need to be resolved, but a deal is seen as “extremely likely.” The Orioles would surrender their second-round pick (and the corresponding draft pool money) in order to sign Cruz, as they already gave up their first-rounder for Jimenez. It’s unclear whether signing Cruz officially takes the Orioles out of the mix for Ervin Santana, but it’s safe to say that they fully intend to contend this season.

The Orioles are unsettled in the DH spot, so given Cruz’s poor reputation on defense, he should be a good fit there. It could also help keep him healthy, which has been an issue for him in previous since and should be a consideration as he moves toward his mid-30s.

JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: February 22, 2014 at 10:19 AM | 46 comment(s)
  Beats: designated hitters, jon heyman, orioles

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBA Report: MLBPA Files Grievance Against Astros Over Aiken, Nix, Marshall
(12 - 8:56am, Jul 26)
Last: RMc's desperate, often sordid world

NewsblogWisch: Cooperstown Shouldn’t Close Out Lee Smith
(24 - 8:55am, Jul 26)
Last: Mike Emeigh

NewsblogGiants purchase contract of 2B Uggla
(1 - 8:51am, Jul 26)
Last: Bhaakon

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-25-2014
(9 - 8:37am, Jul 26)
Last: Mike Emeigh

NewsblogSurprising Sports Stars – Guided by Voices’ Robert Pollard
(17 - 8:32am, Jul 26)
Last: Non-Youkilidian Geometry

Newsblog5 for Friday: Leo Mazzone, pitching coach to the HOFers
(30 - 8:28am, Jul 26)
Last: McCoy

Newsblog7-25-14 OMNICHATTER
(58 - 8:22am, Jul 26)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogESPN : GM Offers To Get Prostate Exam During Game
(18 - 6:20am, Jul 26)
Last: Joe Bivens, Minor Genius

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(3205 - 2:40am, Jul 26)
Last: robinred

NewsblogRe/code: Major League Baseball Cries Foul on Net Neutrality Proposal
(7 - 2:17am, Jul 26)
Last: Bhaakon

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(944 - 2:14am, Jul 26)
Last: RollingWave

NewsblogHurdles remain in Mets-Rockies deal for Tulowitzki, Gonzalez
(34 - 1:04am, Jul 26)
Last: Der-K thinks the Essex Green were a good band.

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(414 - 8:38pm, Jul 25)
Last: J. Sosa

NewsblogThe Inventor of the High Five
(30 - 8:32pm, Jul 25)
Last: Willie Mayspedes

NewsblogSoE: AN IDIOT IN EXILE
(4 - 8:24pm, Jul 25)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Page rendered in 1.3590 seconds
47 querie(s) executed