Yeah I know, I don’t want to think about Nelson Cruz‘s impending free agency either, but it’s worth mentioning because of this little interesting tidbit — according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Cruz has switched agencies from WMG’s Adam Katz to Diego Bentz of Relativity Sports.
As Mark Polishuk of MLBTraderumors.com points out, Cruz is setting himself up for a nice contract this winter:
Relativity’s list of baseball clients includes such major names as David Ortiz, Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, Andrelton Simmons, Jordan Zimmermann, Julio Teheran, Paul Goldschmidt, Madison Bumgarner and Jhonny Peralta. As ESPN’s Enrique Rojas tweets (in Spanish), Peralta received a four-year, $53MM deal from the Cardinals last winter despite his own ties to the Biogenesis scandal, though Peralta didn’t have draft pick compensation hanging over him.
There is no bad news in Birdland right now with the Orioles in the American League Championship Series, but it certainly is looking more and more like Cruz won’t be back next season.
Though truthfully, I always expected that anyway.