Sep 30, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz (17) smiles while on the field for batting practice before the American League wild-card tiebreaker game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers Ballpark at Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Cruz, 33, was suspended for 50 games in 2013 after being linked to steroids.
Despite the fact that he’s a poor defensive outfielder and a power hitter who’s coming off a PED suspension, some have suggested that Cruz might be a solid fit for the Mets.
Perhaps taking a gamble on Cruz for a year wouldn’t be a terrible idea. However, if he will actually cost what MLBTR thinks he’ll cost, the Mets should have zero interest in him.
Cruz at three years makes no sense for the Mets. If all of the outfielders on the market command a deal around that length, the Mets would be much better off gambling on Curtis Granderson (if they don’t sign Shin-Soo Choo or Jacoby Ellsbury).
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