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Tribe fans saw almost no action from their team in November and almost thought they were in for a very inactive off-season.
In December, things changed, but before we get to that, here’s a rundown of transactions the Tribe completed during the ho-hum month of November:
Activated right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco off of the 60-day disabled list.
Mark Reynolds brings a proven power hitter to the Indian line-up.
Activated reliever Rafael Perez off of the 60-day disabled list and then failed to offer him a contract, making him a free agent.
Activated right-hander Josh Tomlin from the 60-day disabled list.
Signed pitcher Hector Rondon to a minor league contract.
Signed outfielder Cedric Hunter to a minor league contract.
Announced second basemen Brent Lillibridge refused outright assignment to the minor leagues and will be a free agent.
Signed pitcher Blake Wood to a one-year contract.
Signed pitcher Fernando Nieve to a minor league contract.
Claimed infielder Mike McDade...
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Today the Indians got their man, in the form of a shiny new four-year $56 million contract to secure the services of Nick Swisher.
Swisher is known to most for his ebullient and outgoing nature both in the clubhouse and with fans.
But to me, he’s most known as Dandy Marte’s lone strikeout victim in a career of otherwise spectacular failure. Marte (née Andy) was once touted...
As first reported by the New York Daily News‘ Mark Feinsand, the Indians and Nick Swisher have agreed to a 4 year deal worth $56 million.
BREAKING: Nick Swisher has agreed to a four-year, $56 million deal with the Indians. Vesting $14M option for a 5th year could make it $70M.
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) December 23, 2012
The deal also is reported to have a $14 million vesting...
Nick Swisher signing isn’t the biggest free agency news in MLB this off-season, but it’s very big for a Cleveland Indians team that needed an outfielder and some serious clubhouse leadership. Well, the fact that Swisher has roots in Ohio isn’t too bad either.
Wow! What a crazy few weeks. Hey Cleveland! Are you ready? Because I’m coming home! #RollTribe
— Nick Swisher (...
Merry Christmas! Busy with the holidays I missed one noteworthy piece of news from Christmas Eve: outfielder Nick Swisher signed with the Cleveland Indians. Swisher's deal is reportedly for four years and $56 million. Merry Christmas to him! Swisher once was thought of as an option for the Phillies, but...
The Cleveland Indians finally landed a top free agent Sunday, reaching agreement with right fielder Nick Swisher on a four-year, $56 million contract.
The deal, first reported by the New York Daily News and later confirmed by Swisher on Twitter, includes a vesting option for a fifth season.
The Indians previously had made failed four-year offers to outfielder Shane Victorino and...
There are plenty of reasons to be bearish on the Nick Swisher signing that locks him in for at least four years and $56 million, and I think some of the unbridled enthusiasm 1 out there might need a wee-bit of tempering before we get too far ahead of ourselves.
For one, he could get hurt. Just because he has a track record of impeccable health—Swisher has played at least 148...
The Cleveland Indians got their man. They were recruiting Nick Swisher heavily, and yesterday they signed him. Swisher, who is coming off four solid seasons with the New York Yankees, quickly became one of the hottest outfield free agents as Josh Hamilton signed with the Los Angeles Angels. Plenty of teams were interested, but it seems Cleveland was the best fit.
The signing is complete and there is no looking back now, Nick Swisher is an Indian and will be one through 2016 (possibly 2017). At this point everyone knows that he will be making $56M over those first four seasons with an option for the fifth. What we don't know is what he will produce.
The first thing to discuss is Swisher's age. He is going to be 32 in 2013 and playing...
Nick Swisher has reportedly signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Indians worth $56 million.
The Cleveland Indians signed Nick Swisher to a four-year, $56 million deal on Sunday with a vesting option for a fifth season. Cleveland was the only serious suitor for Swisher, who preferred to play for a large market team like the Yankees, Angels, or Dodgers, but none had a spot for him in their budget this winter.
Swisher will essentially be replacing Shin-Soo Choo, who was...
Free agent outfielder Nick Swisher is “giving serious
consideration” to the four-year, $52 million offer the Cleveland Indians have
extended him, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Nick Swisher giving serious consideration to 4-year $52mm offer from Indians....preferred LAD,LAA,NYY because of wife acting but not avail
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 22, 2012
The Cleveland Indians have signed Nick Swisher to a four-year deal worth $56mm, Mark Feindsand of the New York Daily News reports. The deal also includes a $14mm fifth year vesting option and can vest based on a certain number of plate appearances in ‘16.
Indians had interest in Swisher from the get go, but the Indians may not have been his first choice. Swisher's wife who...
2012 was one crazy year in the wild wacky world of Cleveland Sports. Some would tell you 2012 was as bad as it has ever been here. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last four years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the 10 biggest sports stories affecting our local sports scene. Each day through the rest of the year, we will be counting down from ten to...
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Big news, everybody. The Indians and Nick Swisher have ended their long courtship (seriously, it sounds as if Cleveland has been targeting him since September...