Originally posted on MLB Buzz  |  Last updated 11/25/12
  Most of the talk around the Indians this off-season revolves around which players they will trade, from right fielder Shin-Soo Choo to shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, right-hander Justin Masterson to closer Chris Perez.    Yet, according to major-league sources, the Indians aren’t limiting their search to improve, even while considering moves that seemingly will result in a step backward.   In fact, club officials are checking in on most of the available players in trades and free agency, even ones who seemingly will be out of their financial reach.   Case in point: Free-agent outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher.   The Indians likely stand no chance of signing Swisher, who is drawing interest from a number of clubs and could emerge as a viable alternative for teams that fails to land the market’s biggest prize, Josh Hamilton.   Swisher, though, is from Parkersburg, WV, a city not far from the Ohio border. He attended Ohio State University. And, like most players, he holds new Indians man
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