Imagine what could have been.
According to a report from WEEI, Seattle Mariners’ right fielder Nelson Cruz tried not once, but twice, to come to the Boston Red Sox in the past two offseasons. Cruz is good friends with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. Ortiz tried convincing the Sox brass to sign Cruz.
Cruz is batting .308 with 21 homers and 53 runs batted in. If he were on the Red Sox, he would be leading the team in almost every offensive category right now. Also, it is worth mentioning that he is putting up these numbers in which he is playing in Safeco Field, a ballpark known to diminish offensive numbers. Adrian Beltre is all the proof you need. Continue reading Nelson Cruz Wanted to be a Red Sox »