Say what you want about Nelson Cruz, but he’s certainly confident:
The Orioles offered Nelson Cruz a three-year deal before he went into free agency. They’re positioned to wait out as he talks w/ other teams
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 11, 2014
Once again he has qualifying offer compensation attached. He’s coming off a great season, yes, but he’s a year older and in this day and age players in their mid 30s tend not to set new plateaus of performance. They may peak a bit, but doesn’t 2014 look like a peak year for him?
Still, the Orioles want him and are willing to go multiple years. Good luck to him if he think he can do better.