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Cleveland Rumors: Nick Swisher will return

Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher had surgery on both knees in August, putting an end to his dud of a 2014 season. Nevertheless, with two years and $30 million still owed on his four-year $56 million contract, he isn't going anywhere, according to Jackson Alexander of MLB.com.#492505095 / gettyimages.comAfter an above-average but not great first season with Cleveland...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians ask fans about Wahoo, popular players in survey

It’s that time of year again and the Cleveland Indians want to know what their fans and season ticket holders think. Not a lot of surprising questions, per usual. The Indians once again asked about all their various uniforms and Chief Wahoo himself. They also asked for a ranking of the top five Cleveland Indians, which makes sense. One slight wrinkle though: They included manager...
Via Waiting For Next Year
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Taking a look at the 2015 projections for the Indians

Projected statistics for 2015 have been posted by Steamer Projections Blog and, while it’s difficult to predict what a team will look like six months before Opening Day, it offers Tribe fans clamoring for next year an early look at what they might expect. Might is the key word to remember here as they are projections.  Injuries, career years, and down years happen every season...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

A deeper look into the numbers for the Indians

Despite missing the playoffs the Cleveland Indians made some great strides in 2014 and have expanded on an already promising young core of players. I wanted to dive deep into the numbers to find out where the Indians can improve knowing they have limited money to work with.  With arbitration cases and natural raises the Indians will be on the books for somewhere between $70-75 million...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians offseason checklist: Four steps to a contender in '15

Well, Tribe faithful, here we are again. On the outside looking in on the MLB postseason. Last season the Indians made it by the skin of their teeth and we watched our team put up a goose egg. But outside of that, a legitimate run has been a distant memory. The Indians have a plethora of young talent between the Triple-A and Major League levels, helped by recent drafts and trades...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Nick Swisher will work as World Series analysts for Fox

Every year, Fox drags a couple of active players into the World Series analyst fray. Last year, A.J. Pierzynski and Jimmy Rollins did some work for Fox, and did a pretty good job. This year, two new players will be working as analysts for Fox during the World Series – David Ortiz and Nick Swisher. Most of Fox’s press release was focused on Ortiz, a relative neophyte to the analyst...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Biggest Holes to Fill in 2015 & a Shovel To Fill Them

With the end of the post-season fast approaching and with it, the advent of free agency and the beginning of the trading season. It is obvious that the Indians need help if they want to be a World Series contender in 2015 and not just a Wild Card contender, although where that help comes from is yet to be decided. As always, super star free agents are likely off the table and while...
Via Burning River Baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz will be analyst for 2 World Series games

NEW YORK (AP) Three-time world champion David Ortiz will return to the World Series as an analyst for Fox. Fox said Thursday that the Red Sox slugger will be on the pre- and postgame shows for Games 1 and 2. He'll appear alongside Frank Thomas, Nick Swisher and Gabe Kapler on the set. ''Big Papi'' won a World Series ring with Boston last year, and has a .455...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Building a Wahoo Winner: Getting Swisher, Bourn back to form

As the winter of 2012 thawed its way into the spring of 2013, so did the Cleveland Indians thaw the previously frozen heart of their organization. The additions of Terry Francona, Michael Bournand Nick Swisher prior to the 2013 season pumped life into a jaded fan-base and brought, if only for a fleeting moment, visions of the ticker tape floating from the sky and onto East 9th...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Potential 2015 Indians Line-Up

Placing the 2014 Indians season fully into the rear view mirror, this will be the initial look at next year’s team. While this is likely to change many times throughout the off-season as trades are made and free agents are signed, a starting point is needed to notice any changes that are made. As there is only one player leaving the Indians through free agency and a lesser one...
Via Burning River Baseball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Happenings: Offense may not be Indians biggest need

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook... Is offense a significant need? After a frustrating showing this season by the offense, the focus this offseason by a great many fans will be to upgrade the lineup to add more offense. I actually agree that the Indians should look to add a big bat if possible, though understand the realities of such a move happening are remote...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
8 days ago  |  Discuss

With a young core in place, Indians need to look for power

They teased. They winked. And they beckoned. But when the final chapter closed on the 162-game journey, the Indians fell just short of the postseason and a spot to play in October. Not exactly the outcome many envisioned at the start of spring training, especially for a team coming in with high expectations. For the 11th time in 13 years, winter has again come too soon for Tribe...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
10 days ago  |  Discuss

With a young core in place, Indians need to look a trade for power

They teased. They winked. And they beckoned. But when the final chapter closed on the 162-game journey, the Indians fell just short of the postseason and a spot to play in October. Not exactly the outcome many envisioned at the start of spring training, especially for a team coming in with high expectations. For the 11th time in 13 years, winter has again come too soon for Tribe...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher receives Feller award

Indians first baseman/designated hitter Nick Swisher has been named one of the recipients of this year's Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. The Feller Award , which is in its second year, recognizes three recipients -- one Baseball Hall of Famer, one current player, and one US Navy Chief Petty Officer -- each of whom possesses the values, integrity and dedication to serving our country...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014 IBI Awards: Least Valuable Hitter

Welcome to the third annual edition of the IBI Awards! At the end of every year, we here at IBI vote on various categories relating to Cleveland baseball as we continue looking back on 2014 ahead of our 2015 offseason coverage. Today is the third installment of the IBI Awards, the Least Valuable Hitter. Previous awards for this season include: Most Valuable Hitter Most Valuable...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Avoiding the Six Million Dollar Man

As the 2015 Cleveland Indians payroll sits right now, the team has over $57 million dollars invested in guaranteed contracts for 32 players, plus another six roster men that are arbitration eligible this winter. Assuming that the payroll stays somewhere in the same ballpark of the 2014 roster ($88.9 million), that statistic doesn’t leave a ton of wiggle room for General Manager...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bro-verrated

Today continues DTTWLN’s three week examination of the Indians 2014 season and where it fell short of the playoff expectations established last winter. The staff will examine where the season went wrong and the challenges the front office faces to make the Indians contenders in 2015.   There seems to be a curse at Progressive Field when a player gets a section named after him...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Offense More Average than You May Think

Today continues DTTWLN’s three week examination of the Indians 2014 season and where it fell short of the playoff expectations established last winter. The staff will examine where the season went wrong and the challenges the front office faces to make the Indians contenders in 2015.   If a team wants to be on fire, they need something to get the flames started. Unfortunately...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Names: Nick Swisher, Kenny Smith, Greenberg & Williams

The Cleveland Indians’ Nick Swisher will join the MLB on FOX studio team for the World Series. In other news, Turner Sports basketball analyst Kenny Smith has a new reality show and ESPN has added Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams to its College Gameday basketball show. Swisher Joins FOX For World Series Cleveland Indians 1B [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher to join FOX Sports for World Series

Nick Swisher will be bringing his signature style to FOX this fall. That's not a tagline for a new pilot but instead marks the news that the Cleveland Indians first baseman will be part of FOX's World Series pregame and postgame shows. In a USA TODAY For The Win exclusive, FOX Sports executive producer John Entz explained what made Swisher an enticing candidate for the role...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher will join FOX World Series coverage

Nick Swisher had a really tough year with the Indians, but he’s going to get a shot at the World Series anyway. He’ll be joining FOX’ World Series coverage team, it appears. Another new face on World Series coverage will be the always-entertaining Cleveland Indians star Nick Swisher, who will join FOX’s studio show. “Nick’s a guy we’ve done things with for many years...
Via Waiting For Next Year
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 29, 2013

Cleveland wins its tenth straight game to finish the regular season with a 92-70 record in a 5-1 victory in Minnesota over the Twins. The Indians clinch the first American League Wild Card spot, earning the right to host the winner of a play-in game in Texas between the Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays. Ubaldo Jimenez finishes September with a 4-0 record in six starts with a 1.09 ERA...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #162: Rays 2, Indians 7

And so it ends. Another long six-month grind has come to an end as the 2014 season of Cleveland Indians baseball is now officially in the books. They ended on a high note with a 7-2 victory over Tampa Bay to finish the year with a respectable 85-77 record. The celebration ended once the players left the field, however, as Terry Francona's bunch fell just shy of a postseason berth...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher, Francona say Jeter's storybook ending was fitting

CLEVELAND -- Nick Swisher and Terry Francona both agreed that when it came to Derek Jeter's last at-bat in Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, there was no better way to end it. Jeter's walk-off single in the ninth inning gave the Yankees a 6-5 win over the Orioles. With the Indians having an off day on Thursday, Swisher and Francona were both able to watch the game on television...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher back with Indians after knee surgeries

CLEVELAND (AP) Nick Swisher took a break from playing Mr. Mom to get back in his baseball uniform. Swisher, who underwent season-ending surgery on both knees last month, rejoined the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday for the final few days of a year he wished he could start over. He was excited to be back around his teammates, who stayed in playoff contention while he was at home recovering...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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