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A Look at Nelson Cruz's Journey -- Past and Present

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WFAA sent a crew out to the Dominican Republic to tell the story of Nelson Cruz and find out more about the people and places which made him who he is. Enjoy.

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The Rangers' Nelson Cruz hit a line drive this spring that Rockies manager Jim Tracy called "the...

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The Rangers' Nelson Cruz hit a line drive this spring that Rockies manager Jim Tracy called "the hardest hit ball I've seen in 35 years in a major league uniform.'' The ball sailed over the head of Rockies left fielder Ryan Spilborghs. Rockies roving pitching coach Marcel Lachemann saw it. "If Ryan had caught it,'' said Lachemann, "it would have pinned him to the left-field fence.'' Added Spilborghs: "It hit my glove and still hit the fence on the fly. If I had caught it, the force would have taken me through the fence.''

Tim Kurkjian

Thanks for the email. You're right, I don't fully trust these metrics. While my background is...

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Thanks for the email. You're right, I don't fully trust these metrics. While my background is scouting, I really look to the advanced stats a lot for certain things. I just think the defensive ones are flawed. There's always debate but quite often there are clear cut problems with these stats. Cruz, to me, is a solid defender. He throws well, and he's athletic. Is he a top defensive corner outfielder? No, he isn't. And, I feel pretty comfortable saying that. I see him as an adequate defender, but not among the league's best by any means. I'm sure there would be others that think less of him than I do, and some more. But I really do not see him as an above average defender, at least yet.

Frankie Piliere responding to an email I wrote him this morning regarding Nelson Cruz' defense. I specifically asked his view of Cruz' defense from a scouts point of view as oppose to some of the advanced defensive metrics that can be found.
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Nelson Cruz and the WBC

So...is Nelson Cruz playing in the WBC detrimental to his shot at making the starting 9 come opening day?  Does him wanting to represent the DR hamper his chances?  Does it give the FO a bad taste...

New T.R. Sullivan mailbag

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T.R. Sullivan has a new mailbag column up, with various interesting tidbits -- including his statement that Nelson Cruz "is definitely in the Rangers' 2009 outfield picture," but the lead item is...

Monday a.m. stuff

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A split in Oakland is a little disappointing, particularly after winning the first two games, but it means the Rangers at least maintained their hold on 2nd place. I know there are folks here who...

Sunday a.m. things

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Texas is 4 1/2 games up on Oakland now, with 19 to go (20 to go for the A's).  They need to go 10-9 to hit the 80-82 record I predicted before the season, and 11-8 to finish at .500.  As I think...

Tuesday a.m. stuff

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Wins are good.  It is enough to make me overlook the fact that Joaquin Arias was hitting leadoff last night, while Chris Davis hit 9th. Nelson Cruz announced his presence with authority last...

Cruz to start, Boggs to the bench

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Hadn't seen this mentioned yet, but apparently, per the S-T blog, Nelson Cruz will be the everyday right fielder, with Marlon Byrd playing left field and Brandon Boggs heading to the bench as the...

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