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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 in his tenth professional season. He has been incredibly durable over that time, averaging more than 150 games since 2006. He has produced at a pretty even level throughout that time, but did have a notable peak in 2009 and 2010 (age 28 and 29 seasons). It is likely that he will continue to slow as he ages, with his numbers dropping all over the board. Don't expect more than 20 home runs from Swisher again or a batting average over .275.
The second thing to look at is the Yankee effect. Simply by being on the Yankees, playing with that short right field and batting before or after some of the ...
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Nick Swisher has reportedly signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Indians worth $56 million.
OF Nick Swisher will bid adieu to the New York Yankees and put down stakes with the Cleveland Indians.
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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...
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.
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...
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 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...
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.
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 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....
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...
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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.
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