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Collette Calls: Smooth Cruzin'

Jason Collette

Jason Collette

Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Towers of Power Baseball Hour Podcast on iTunes. He was selected as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2013.

To say that I've been a Nelson Cruz fan for a long time would be a bit of an understatement. I first got on his trail in 2008, when my beloved Rays were struggling to hit left-handed pitching. I was looking for people to trade for and came to Cruz, who wasn't even on the 40-man roster for the Rangers and was raking in Triple-A for yet another season.

I spent that summer going on sports talk radio stations in the area making my case for this guy, even though hosts had never heard of him. I got very desperate near the 2008 trading deadline, I made a rather bold bet:


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