Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/14/14

08 May 2009: Nick Swisher in action during the Baltimore Orioles versus the visiting New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

Getty Images

The Tribe’s busy offseason marches on, as Paul Hoynes is reporting that OF Nick Swisher will visit Progressive Field this week: Swisher is the next big outfielder on the free-agent market following Josh Hamilton’s signing with the Angels last week. The Indians have been negotiating with him for much of the winter and he’s scheduled to visit Progressive Field on Tuesday or Wednesday. The Indians have two starting outfielders in Michael Brantley and Drew Stubbs, acquired last week from the Reds. They need a third and Swisher could be the man, but he will not come cheaply. The Tribe made a four-year, $44 million bid to Shane Victorino at the winter meetings, but it’s going to take more to get Swisher. Swisher, who played baseball at Ohio State, hit .272 (146-for-537) in 2012 for the Yankees with 36 doubles, 24 homers and 93 RBI. Texas, Seattle and Baltimore have also expressed interest in Swisher. I like a lot of things about Swisher; his power, his clubhouse presence, the fact that he went to Ohio State, etc. But I’m a bit worried about his age. Swisher turned 32 in November and I can’t help but be concerned about offering a multi-year contract to a guy in his 30s. Still, Swisher hits for power and lord do the Indians need an outfielder with some pop in his bat. [Related: Fun with Numbers: Nick Swisher and Tristan Thompson]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Turner has great quote in defense of Bridgewater

Gary Bettman's quote about expansion makes no sense

Beltre sends Richards invoice for three broken bats

Herschel Walker: Vikings should trade Adrian Peterson

Report: Raiders fielding calls about fourth overall pick

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: UAB football player brings helmet to graduation

Andrew Luck to students: 'I'm only 25, I don't have advice'

Mark Sanchez: Tebow is another arm while Bradford recovers

Report: Former LSU CB Jalen Collins failed multiple drug tests

Six players suspended for White Sox-Royals brawl

Stephen A. Smith blasts Brady for missing White House visit

WATCH: Jerryd Bayless beats Bulls with buzzer-beater

John Legend catches Belichick checking out Chrissy Teigen

Jim Rice to Jim Palmer: 'Quit complaining'

Time Warner-Comcast failed merger hurts Dodgers fans

WATCH: Bucks mascot devours fan

Protestors tried to have Orioles-Red Sox game called off

Greg Hardy abandons his Bentley during flash flood

WATCH: LeBron James hits full-court shot after practice

Peyton Manning announces $3 million gift to Tennessee

WATCH: Leah Still scores TD in Temple spring game

WATCH: Todd Gurley shares video of himself sprinting

Five most boring NFL prime time matchups for 2015

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

UAB player brings helmet to graduation

Leah Still scores in Temple spring game

Sanchez shares thoughts on Tebow

Stephen A. Smith blasts Tom Brady

Kris Humphries apologizes for Jenner tweet

Five most boring NFL prime time matchups for 2015

Bruce Jenner: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman"

Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota: Perception vs. reality

Report: Gronk dating former Patriots cheerleader

NFL exec compares Jameis Winson to JaMarcus Russell

NFL does not care about Rams' future in St. Louis

Nothing gleams like late-round draft gold

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.