Found December 16, 2012 on Bloody Sox:
By With so much going on during the offseason, many have been wondering what the Boston Red Sox will do to improve their chances for the playoffs in 2013.  Apparently, one of their major plans is to improve their outfield as they have firmly set their sights on free agent outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher.  With the addition of him, the Red Sox may become logical MLB picks for the upcoming season. One of the main reasons Swisher would be such a good fit in Boston is the fact that he is a switch hitter that would immensely help their struggles on offense.  The team did not look good at all behind the plate in 2012 and needs all the help they can get going forward into the upcoming season.  While Swisher would help them out a great deal, the team reportedly is hesitant to sign him to the six year contract he wants, and there are a few other teams that have their sights on the player.  With the Indians reportedly very interested in Swisher, Boston will need to figure ...

Nick Swisher Visiting Cleveland Indians

Free agent outfielder Nick Swisher is touring the country like a rock star.  In almost every city he stops, he is being wooed and showered with promises.  Maybe it's more like a college recruiting trip than a rock show, but Swisher is definitely the rock star.  He is now visiting the Cleveland Indians as the team tries to land him. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland...

Hoynes: Swisher to Visit Cleveland this Week

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