"No doubt, it's in the past," Cruz said. "I remember the stuff when people ask me about it, the fans yelling and screaming. But it's been a smooth ride this year. The rough part was last year, going through the process. From Day 1 in spring training, it was rough. During the season, every day, something new would come up, all the media, all the fans. This year has been easy. It's not even close at all.