They have also traded for young prospects such as when they picked up a young Nelson Cruz in 2006 via trade. Nelson Cruz has been a solid five tool player since his true breakout year with the Rangers in 2009. The Dominican Baseball Guy thinks he could be a legit MVP candidate if he was not slowed by so many injuries. He is currently mired in a 3-23 slump and manager Ron Washington decided to give him a day off on Tuesday. Says Cruz: "I'm never happy when I'm not playing," he said. "I'm here to play."
|Right fielder Nelson Cruz, by Keith Allison on Flickr|
|Texas Rangers Adrian Beltre, by Keith Allison on Flickr|