Given the loss of Peralta, the sticker shock on Choo and Ellsbury and the added pressure of making a major move. Cruz appears to be the most affordable of the the 3. Also considering that now that Peralta is out of the picture, he needs legit power. Not from 2 spots, but from one. He will make the big splash on Nelson Cruz, this may turn out to be Sandy's Waterloo. I hope that is not too antiquated of a term, but he needs to make a bold move, and big gesture and just live or die with the consequences of it. I think if he goes ahead and does this, it could turn out to be the best off season move, and just may save his ***.