Nelson Cruz Newsbeat
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
You know things aren’t going well when…
Catcher Mike Zunino will not be called up. He will instead go to Arizona and participate in the upcoming instructional league. It was always assumed that the Mariners would bring him back after the Rainiers’ season ended. But Zunino is undergoing a massive swing overhaul with hitting coach Cory Snyder under the supervision of Edgar Martinez.
Zunino will report early and then begin instructional play. The idea of reworking a swing and playing in big league games every four days just didn’t seem like a prudent idea. So Zunino will be in a non-pressure situation to make the changes.
Posted: September 09, 2015 at 06:31 AM | 14 comment(s)
Monday, August 17, 2015
Posey is so good he’s mentioned twice.
Posted: August 17, 2015 at 07:24 AM | 6 comment(s)
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
David Ortiz apparently tried his darndest this past offseason to recruit Nelson Cruz to join the Boston Red Sox.
And no, this isn’t a reprint of a story from last July. Speaking with reporters before Tuesday’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cincinnati, Cruz detailed how, for a second winter in a row, Ortiz made a push to bring him to Boston. “Yes, he did. It’s huge,” the Seattle Mariners slugger said, via WEEI.com. “I mean, he doesn’t make the calls. I guess they listen to him because he’s been with the team for so long and he’s the face of the team, but at the same time it is the (general manager’s) and owners’ call.”
“My agent also tried, but they had their plans,” Cruz added.
Posted: July 14, 2015 at 09:28 PM | 3 comment(s)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Would be fitting if Royals fans stuffed the ballot for the All-Star Game in Cincinnati.
Fans of the Kansas City Royals spent the early part of the season defending their team — either because they weren’t getting enough respect after their 2014 World Series run or because they were being painted as villains after they made the benches clear a few times.
Now, it appears Royals fans have focused their energy on another plight: making sure they dominate All-Star game voting. MLB released the first batch of AL vote tallies Tuesday and the Royals fans proved themselves the king and queen keyboard clackers, as five Royals would be starters if voting ended right now.
Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon and overall vote leader Salvador Perez lead their positions. At the positions where Royals aren’t first, they’re second. Even Alex Rios, who has played just seven games this season is in sixth place for outfielders, ahead of Jacoby Ellsbury, Jose Bautista and Michael Brantley. Totally warranted, right?
Posted: May 26, 2015 at 10:52 PM | 36 comment(s)
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Exceeding all expectations while passing all PED tests. Who’da thunk it?
Saturday, May 16, 2015
If Farrell could do it over again, he would have had Layne intentionally walk Cruz. And then the southpaw could have faced left-handed batter Kyle Seager.
Instead, Farrell called on Tazawa, daring Cruz to beat the Red Sox. And that he did.
“Yeah, we’ve got it set up, two outs, [can] easily take the bat out of his hand, walk him, then you get a left on left with Layne and Seager. As we sit here in this moment after the walk-off, that’s the move to make,” said Farrell. “Like I said, terrible decision on my part.
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Sunday, May 03, 2015
Where was the Statcast on Nelson Cruz’s second homer?
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