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It's gettin' hot in here, Nellie...

Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:56 am
by IowaCubs
I'm just going to throw this out there because this guy is putting up video game numbers in AAA...

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent ... 8c896.html

Nelson Cruz is mashing in AAA with 32 HR/21 SB/80/82/.345. This is absolutely unreal and should be noticed.

There... I just noticed it and feel much better about it.

Re: Nelson Cruz

Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:03 am
by Grey
Thanks for the heads up.

Re: Nelson Cruz

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:53 am
by IowaCubs
http://rangersblog.dallasnews.com/archi ... t-724.html

Nelson Cruz and Dallas McPherson are tied for the lead in professional baseball with 34 HR each. I don't know how long the Rangers can justify keeping Cruz down in AAA. It'd be interesting to see if McPherson is trade bait at this point for the Marlins.

My small head says that both of them are worthy adds if you have space on your bench, or if you're in a deeper league. I'd love to see what Cruz could do this year in Arlington.

Re: Nelson Cruz

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:11 pm
by Grey
Dallas McPherson
I've had him for the last month, since your last breaking news about a minor leaguer was posted.

Re: Nelson Cruz

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:46 pm
by IowaCubs
Dallas McPherson
I've had him for the last month, since your last breaking news about a minor leaguer was posted.

He shall pay you back with at least four homers when he gets traded to the Giants. That and good karma.

I just read that Cruz is out of options, so either Byrd or Boggs goes down with an injury, or he'll be traded. The Rangers don't want to risk bringing him up and then get in the uncomfortable position of DFAing him.

Re: Nelson Cruz

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:57 pm
by Grey
Eh, it was in a NL-Only league, so it was worth the grab. You and Cruz should get a room.

Re: Nelson Cruz

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:42 pm
by IowaCubs
You and Cruz should get a room.

I dono, man. That might be put me in the uncomfortable position of having to DFA him.

Re: It's gettin' hot in here, Nellie...

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:07 am
by IowaCubs
A Nelson Cruz Update:

http://rangersblog.dallasnews.com/archi ... -nuts.html
Nellie Cruz has homered again today for Oklahoma. That's 37 for the season, 11 in his last 10 games. The guy has absolutely gone power-bonkers.
Not to be overshadowed - Cruz also stole 2 more bases and now has 24 for the season.

Re: It's gettin' hot in here, Nellie...

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:50 am
by Grey
Where does a quote of "power-bonkers" come from? An Iowa paper?

Re: It's gettin' hot in here, Nellie...

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:22 pm
by IowaCubs
http://mlntherawfeed.squarespace.com/mi ... -isot.html

Dallas McPherson -- 38hr/75r/82rbi/.297/12sb
Nelson Cruz -- 37/91/94/.348/24

Watch for the Rangers to trade Byrd and bring up Cruz today or tomorrow. McPherson could be traded.