Prince Fielder

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Nelson Cruz had a lot to prove this season. After serving a 50-game suspension in 2013 for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, the power hitter was pretty much written off by the entire league. The offseason saw Cruz waiting for a deal better than the $14.1 million offered by the Rangers and it never came. Cruz finally signed with the Orioles during spring training for a relatively meager $8 million (Prince Fielder is making $24 million this year). But a lot of fan excitement was tempered by the same talk: “He was only good because he was on PEDs, he won’t have the same power.” Luckily for O’s fans, Cruz has had the last laugh. As of the beginning of August,...