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

Nelson Cruz Newsbeat

Monday, August 17, 2015


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Nelson Cruz: David Ortiz Tried To Recruit Me To Red Sox Again During Offseason | Boston Red Sox | NESN.com

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.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 14, 2015 at 09:28 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: nelson cruz, red sox

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The first batch of All-Star vote tallies are out and the Royals are dominating

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?


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Set for return to Baltimore, Nelson Cruz fondly recalls his one big season with O’s - Baltimore Sun

Exceeding all expectations while passing all PED tests. Who’da thunk it?

Jim Furtado Posted: May 19, 2015 at 08:59 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: adam jones, mariners, nelson cruz

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Boston skipper regrets pitching to Cruz | redsox.com

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.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 16, 2015 at 08:18 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: mariners, nelson cruz, red sox

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Blitz to 13 homers puts Cruz in elite company | MLB.com

Where was the Statcast on Nelson Cruz’s second homer?

Jim Furtado Posted: May 03, 2015 at 01:04 PM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, mariners, nelson cruz

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Rough Carrigan
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1903 - 2:59pm, Aug 29)
Last: Poster Nutbag

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 8-29-15
(9 - 2:51pm, Aug 29)
Last: Dock Ellis on Acid

NewsblogOT: Soccer August 2015
(541 - 2:45pm, Aug 29)
Last: Spivey

NewsblogJON HEYMAN: MLB prevails over Barry Bonds in collusion case over his career ending
(51 - 2:32pm, Aug 29)
Last: EddieA

NewsblogOTP - August 2015: Meet the … Baseball Owner Funding the 2016 Campaign ...
(4641 - 2:26pm, Aug 29)
Last: Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB)

NewsblogSwihart's inside-the-park homer | MLB.com
(11 - 1:52pm, Aug 29)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-28-2015
(20 - 1:35pm, Aug 29)
Last: bobm

NewsblogInside Baseball: Keys to Cubs' success, plus more MLB news and notes - CBSSports.com
(11 - 1:26pm, Aug 29)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogZduriencik the latest GM discarded in MLB's executive shuffle | FOX Sports
(3 - 12:51pm, Aug 29)
Last: TJ

NewsblogDan Shaughnessy: With Don Orsillo news, Red Sox drop the ball again - The Boston Globe
(14 - 11:13am, Aug 29)
Last: Flynn

NewsblogMariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik
(50 - 10:42am, Aug 29)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com

NewsblogIts OK to have the hots for baseball players: A Manifesto
(32 - 9:30am, Aug 29)
Last: BDC

NewsblogEach season has an autopsy. Here’s an early version for the Nationals. - The Washington Post
(20 - 9:19am, Aug 29)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogSB Nation: Pirates outfielder may have made the most chill out in MLB history
(58 - 9:16am, Aug 29)
Last: A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose)

Newsblog8-28-15 OMNICHATTER
(115 - 1:33am, Aug 29)
Last: Spahn Insane

Page rendered in 0.2651 seconds
68 querie(s) executed