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    Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    If so at what cost and why is Nelson Cruz not getting another shot in the bigs? I know he was blah last year with texas but his numbers in AAA are eyepoppoing again this year. Is he simply a AAAA guy or ould he be a decent RH bat?

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    Team League AVG G   AB R   H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP  SLG OPS 
    OKL PCL    .343 77 280 73 96 15 3  25 70 192 51 67 18 7 .447 .686 1.132
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    Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS 
    OKL PCL .352 44 162 32 57 9 1 15 45 113 21 34 1 2 .428 .698 1.125 
    Minors  .352 44 162 32 57 9 1 15 45 113 21 34 1 2 .428 .698 1.125 
    MLB     .235 96 307 35 72 15 2 9 34 118 21 87 2 4 .287 .384 .671
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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    Murphy, Bradley, and some guy named Hamilton have been eating up OF space all year in Texas. Might be a good target to deal with them for Cruz and a catcher for some sort of pitcher.

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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    Where does he play in the outfield, if he is a centerfielder then make a deal.

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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    Quote Originally Posted by bellhead View Post
    Where does he play in the outfield, if he is a centerfielder then make a deal.
    He has played almost every game in RF and only part of two games this year in CF.

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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    Texas also seems to have an abundance of catchers too. Between Salty, Laird, Max Ramirez, and Taylor Teagarden, you'd think they'll need to move one or more of those guys at some point.

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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    Belisle, Dorn & Tatum for Teagarden & Cruz?
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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    This may be a good team to talk to with about Harang. They seem to have the prospects necessary and they aren't far back. Lord knows they need pitching.

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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    I like that Mario-Rijo

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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    teams don't typically swap prospects... i can't think of one occassion of a top prospect for top prospect deal that didn't include substantial ML players

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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_jbh View Post
    teams don't typically swap prospects... i can't think of one occassion of a top prospect for top prospect deal that didn't include substantial ML players
    Does Garza for Young count?

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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_jbh View Post
    teams don't typically swap prospects... i can't think of one occassion of a top prospect for top prospect deal that didn't include substantial ML players
    When your desperate for pitching and don't have a clue how to judge talent in that area Belisle may look better than he is. I remember about 2 years ago the Rangers alledgedly had some interest in EZ Ramirez. It's befuddling I know but it's Rangers baseball.
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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    Nelson Cruz homered again tonight and now has a ridiculous 11 homeruns in his last 10 games spanning 44 atbats to give a total of 37 homeruns on the AAA season in only 345 atbats. His line is .348/.443/.733 - 1.176 and he also has 24 stolen bases in 31 attempts. Unbelievable. He turned 28 earlier this month but he's a guy I'd like to see Jocketty attempt to acquire. He could be the next Ryan Ludwick (who Jocketty also acquired) or at worst provide some solid right handed pop off the bench.

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    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Nelson Cruz homered again tonight and now has a ridiculous 11 homeruns in his last 10 games spanning 44 atbats to give a total of 37 homeruns on the AAA season in only 345 atbats. His line is .348/.443/.733 - 1.176 and he also has 24 stolen bases in 31 attempts. Unbelievable. He turned 28 earlier this month but he's a guy I'd like to see Jocketty attempt to acquire. He could be the next Ryan Ludwick (who Jocketty also acquired) or at worst provide some solid right handed pop off the bench.

    Check out his stats:

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=443558

    Those are seriously mind blowing numbers. I don't even know what to say about that.

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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    Nelson Cruz is what Jay Bruce will become if Bruce ever becomes a bust.

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    Re: Could Cruz be had from Texas?

    The Rangers need pitching and I would be willing to give them some depending on who they would want.
    If you did trade for Cruz you would have to trade Dunn or Griffey to make room for him in the outfield.


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