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Heyman: Cruz and O's agree on deal (1 - $8M)


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Here you go. :)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>sources: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23orioles&src=hash">#orioles</a> closing in on a deal for nelson cruz. <a href="http://t.co/adBI1komTr">http://t.co/adBI1komTr</a></p>— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) <a href="

">February 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Free agent slugger Nelson Cruz is close to a deal with the Orioles, according to people familiar with the deal.

The Cruz signing, once finalized, would be the second major signing within days for Baltimore, which is obviously going for it now. The Orioles will have one of the better lineups in baseball once Cruz is in the fold.

There are still a couple issues to be resolved, according to sources, though a deal looks extremely likely.

The Orioles also had been talking to Kendrys Morales, another free agent hitter. Morales had other opportunities, though, including the Mariners and possibly the Pirates.

Reports suggested Morales was a strong possibility throughout the day Friday, but Orioles decisionmakers were "split" on Cruz vs. Morales, Roch Kubatko of MASN @masnroch reported Friday night. One possible difference is that Cruz may not have had many other alternatives.

Looks like they're pretty close to an agreement. I've gotta say, if it's Cruz I hope it's cheap and 1-2 years.

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Here you go. :)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>sources: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23orioles&src=hash">#orioles</a> closing in on a deal for nelson cruz. <a href="http://t.co/adBI1komTr">http://t.co/adBI1komTr</a></p>— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) <a href="

">February 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Thank you fine sir.

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I too wanted Morales as he gave us some protection if Davis went down. But I'll trust DD on this one. I suspect it's a two year deal with an option for a third. I do like that a quality organization like Texas has nothing but great things to say about him. Sounds like a quality clubhouse guy as well.

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<div class="kwout" style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://kwout.com/cutout/a/a3/q3/6t9_bor.jpg" alt="https://twitter.com/masnRoch/status/437181943487016960" title="Twitter / masnRoch: #orioles source told me last ..." width="443" height="303" style="border: none;" usemap="#map_aa3q36t9" /><map id="map_aa3q36t9" name="map_aa3q36t9"><area coords="215,233,236,267" href="https://twitter.com/g_mccubbin" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="38,68,122,91" href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23orioles&src=hash" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="258,233,279,267" href="https://twitter.com/Dougmumford7" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="82,19,184,54" href="https://twitter.com/masnRoch" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="236,233,257,267" href="https://twitter.com/djc26" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="302,233,323,267" href="https://twitter.com/El_Doubarge07" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="100,233,139,264" href="https://twitter.com/Fugi0930" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="38,233,76,264" href="https://twitter.com/Fugi0930" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="137,213,183,222" href="https://twitter.com/Fugi0930" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="81,213,131,222" href="https://twitter.com/Fugi0930" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="323,233,344,267" href="https://twitter.com/Sanaynay60" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="38,213,74,222" href="https://twitter.com/masnRoch/status/437181943487016960#" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="161,233,192,267" href="https://twitter.com/OsFanClub" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="193,233,214,267" href="https://twitter.com/DrRockt0pus" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="280,233,301,267" href="https://twitter.com/BirdsofBaltoFan" alt="" shape="rect" /><area coords="38,122,225,145" href="https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS" alt="" shape="rect" /></map><p style="margin-top: 10px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://twitter.com/masnRoch/status/437181943487016960"></a></p></div>

Well Morales must not want to take less than demanding then lol

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Well Morales must not want to take less than demanding then lol

I have a feeling the Orioles are more interested in Cruz because of the price tag. They can probably get Cruz to take 1-2 years whereas Morales was much less likely to do so outside of a pillow deal, and no way he signs a 1 year deal for less than $10m.

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If Roch heard Morales was a "definite no" last night, I wonder why he didn't report it. Seems like that's the thing reporters do, no?

Legitimate question. These negotiations have lots of ups and downs and different sources say different things, so maybe he felt he didn't have enough confirmation to report. Back in the old days, most newspapers had a rule that you couldn't report based on anonymous sources unless you had verification from two sources. But I think Twitter has destroyed that standard.

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