Found December 23, 2012 on
MLB Injury News:
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
Bowden adds that while Swisher would prefer to sign with the
Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels or New York Yankees, there isn’t a
comparable offer from those clubs. The free agent wishes to wind up in Los
Angeles or New York for the sake of his wife’s acting career, according to
Last season for the Yankees Swisher hit .272/.364/.473 with
36 doubles and 24 home runs. The 32-year-old has hit .268/.367/.483 over his
past four seasons in New York and owns a career line of .256/.361/.467 in nine
years at the major league level.
Beyond Swisher, the Indians have targeted other outfielders
this offseason, including Shane Victorino before he signed with the Boston Red
var _gaq = _gaq || ;
ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script'); s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Nick Swisher has reportedly signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Indians worth $56 million.
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 (...
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...
ESPN’s Jim Bowen tweets that OF Nick Swisher is mulling the Tribe’s offer:
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 Tribe made their pitch to the former Ohio State outfielder on Tuesday and Swisher visited other teams throughout...
Nick Swisher has signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Indians. Swisher, 32, will earn $56 million over the course of the contract and a vesting fifth year could push the deal to a total value of $70 million.
Swisher spent the last four seasons with the New York Yankees. A career .256/.361/.467 hitter, Swisher has hit 21 or more home runs dating back to 2005.
The New York Yankees weren’t ready to break the bank for Nick Swisher. But the Cleveland Indians were happy to oblige.
Terry Francona‘s new club emerged from “a half-dozen teams” to win over Swisher with a four-year, $56 million deal that includes a fifth-year vesting option of $14 million based on plate appearances, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News....
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...
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...
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...
Update: Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the Indians have signed Nick Swisher to a four-year, $56 million contract.The deal also includes a $14 million option for 2017 that will vest based on his number of plate appearances in 2016.
The hot stove is burning in Los Angeles as as the rumor storm continues to brew in Dodgertown. We already heard today that Joel...
No Cody Ross, no Nick Swisher. Happy me. No, neither guy stinks. No, I didn't want to think about them in a Phillies uniform in three years. With both off the board, neither will be here. Again, I am quite happy with that. Apparently RAJ is considering Scott Hairston now....
A bit of surprising news on the free agency trail today: The Indians are reportedly on the short list of teams “in the market” for OF Michael Bourn, according to a tweet from ESPN and XM analyst Jim Bowden.
Michael Bourn’s market includes: Sea, Cleve, Mia, Phil, NYM, TX
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 21, 2012
Tony Lastoria, writer for the newly rebranded Indians...
While the Los Angeles Dodgers are “kicking the tires” on
late-inning relievers Joel Hanrahan and Brian Wilson, the club is not in on
free agent right-hander Rafael Soriano, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Dodgers still "kicking the tires" internally on both Joel Hanrahan & Brian Wilson with goal of deepening bullpen...not in on Rafael Soriano
— JIM BOWDEN...
Photo: Gene J. Puskar/AP
In his column today, ESPN writer/former GM Jim Bowden expressed concern about the inactivity of the Brewers’ offseason, arguing that the team is close to contending in the NL Central this year and really needs to do more than acquire a pair of middle relievers. To fix this, Bowden suggested that the club try and sign right-hander Kyle Lohse...
Texas Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine told Jim
Bowden of ESPN that the team hasn’t yet discussed free agents Kyle Lohse or
Adam LaRoche. Levine added that the Rangers are currently more focused
improving their team via trade than free agency.
Thad Levine Rangers AGM just told us at #SXM that they have not discussed Kyle Lohse or Adam LaRoche at this point...