Though there were no titles won in the DFW area in 2013, there was no shortage of storylines. Here are the 15 biggest sports stories — good or bad — from the area over the past year.
There’s a surprise entry in the Nelson Cruz sweepstakes, and it’s the Oakland A’s. The Mariners, Mets and Phillies are among the other teams in pursuit of the free agent slugger.
Free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz has turned down the Rangers’ $14.1 million qualifying offer, the team announced on Monday.
The Rangers have made a $14.1 million qualifying contract offer for next season to Nelson Cruz, the All-Star slugger who served a 50-game suspension this year.
Texas won at least 90 games for the fourth year in a row, even with suspended slugger Nelson Cruz missing 50 games and opening-day starter Matt Harrison pitching only twice. But the Rangers are already done.
Who should the Rangers fire for not making the playoffs for the first time since 2009? Nobody. Anytime you win 90+ games in a regular season, I consider that a successful season.
Cruz will bat sixth and act as the Rangers’ DH as Texas takes on Tampa Bay in Arlington in a one-game tiebreaker for the second AL Wild Card spot.
The Rangers have been noncommittal as to whether suspended slugger Nelson Cruz would return to the lineup for the playoffs. On Sunday, we got our answer.
The only certainty surrounding Nelson Cruz is that he’s not on the field. Everything else involving his 50-game suspension from the Biogenesis investigation is vague — at best.
Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels makes his weekly Thursday radio appearance with the Ben and Skin show to discuss what’s been going wrong with the Rangers of late, the fate of Nelson Cruz, and the great mountain lion hoax of 2013.
Nelson Cruz held a brief press conference Friday at Rangers Ballpark to apologize to fans, the Rangers organization and Major League Baseball regarding his role in the recent PED scandal.
Not surprisingly, the Rangers have hit fewer home runs without suspended slugger Nelson Cruz in their lineup. Yet, the AL West leaders are somehow scoring more runs without him.