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A father and son's view on the Indians at the trade deadline

With the trade deadline approaching, there are many opinions and thoughts about what the Indians should do, or not do. Presented below are just two opinions of many, that of my Dad and I, on several topics facing the team right now. Should the Indians be buyers or sellers at the Trade Deadline? Dad: I think that the Indians have to be buyers. They’re just four games out right now...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher tosses keg to help swing on ‘American Muscle’

In his first season with the Indians, Nick Swisher put up some of the worst numbers of his career, batting .246 with 22 home runs, a .423 slugging percentage and .763 OPS. So during the offseason, he worked out with Mike Barwis, former strength and conditioning coach at Michigan and West Virginia, to help out with his swing. As it so happens, Discovery Channel decided Barwis’ gym...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher tosses keg to help swing on ‘American Muscle’

In his first season with the Indians, Nick Swisher put up some of the worst numbers of his career, batting .246 with 22 home runs, a .423 slugging percentage and .763 OPS. So during the offseason, he worked out with Mike Barwis, former strength and conditioning coach at Michigan and West Virginia, to help out with his swing. As it so happens, Discovery Channel decided Barwis’ gym...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NicK Swing & Misser

The pride of Ohio State and President of BrOhio, Nick Swisher has finally had a hot streak to make his bros proud, raising his average from a season low of .192 on June 30th to .215 on July 22. Even more impressively, raising his terrible slugging percent of .316 to .353 over that same span. As often happens, that increase in power and hit rate has lead to an increase in production...
Via Burning River Baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians land another top pick in Competitive Balance Lottery

On Wednesday there was another competitive balance lottery and once again the results were good for the Indians. This was the third competitive balance lottery in league history.  The first year the Indians were unlucky and landed a second rounder, which was later surrendered when the team signed Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher. Last year the Indians received a first rounder and...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bauer, Swisher, and a theory on baseball aesthetics

Jon is in a bit of a writing rut, so he’s asking the WFNY gang to help him get out of it. After circulating some juicy topics around WFNY Headquarters, Craig said he was interested in talking Trevor Bauer, Nick Swisher, Travis Hafner, and what it means to like some players more than others.  So we did that. We’ve got some more of these in the hopper and we’ll try to keep...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians 3, Twins 4: It smelled funny from the start

8:29 PM – We join our heroes in Minneapolis, during the top of the second inning after an uneventful first. Much has been made in the booth of the fact that this is the Indians’ first trip back to Target Field since clinching their 2013 playoff spot.  That is somewhat hard to believe.  I find it much easier to believe that Roberto Perez just grounded into an inning-ending double...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Rules to Remember for Tribe Trades at Deadline

It’s a column I crafted a year ago as the Indians closed in on the trade deadline, but now that the Tribe has taken three of four from the Detroit Tigers this weekend, the trade talk will begin again with fans wanting the organization to be buyers for a second-half push. Considering the injuries and inconsistent starting pitching in the first 97 games, a starting pitcher or right...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kipnis and Swisher break out for Tribe

If Friday’s win in Detroit was any sign of things to come for the Indians in the second-half, then buckle your seatbelts for a wild ride. Fresh off of a nice All-Star break of rest and relaxation for all Indians minus Michael Brantley, the Indians flashed their guns in game-one of the second-half in Detroit. The Tribe came rallying back from down 3-0 to topple the Tigers with...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #94: White Sox 2, Indians 3

The Indians head into the All-Star Break on a high note earning a game and series win over the White Sox. After 94 games, the Tribe sits in third place at an even 47-47 and seven and a half games behind first place Detroit. Considering the inconsistency this team has battled through so far, that's not the worst spot to be in. Yan Gomes and Trevor Bauer stole the spotlight...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe at .500 going into break after rallying past White Sox

CLEVELAND -- In a first half where the Indians have been on a series of ebbs and flows, they ended it on a high note. Yan Gomes' two-run homer to right in the eighth inning gave the Tribe a 3-2 victory over the White Sox on Sunday at Progressive Field. The Indians go into the All-Star Break at .500 with a 47-47 record and were 6-4 on what will be their second-longest homestand...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New-look Tribe lineup heating up as All-Star break approaches

CLEVELAND -- As strange as it sounds on the surface, the best thing to happen to the Indians offense ended up being disabled list stints for Carlos Santana and Nick Swisher in late May. Consider the following -- for the first two months of the season, Terry Francona was playing a juggling game with Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall that wasn't working. Chisenhall wasn't getting...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan smashed in face by ball after failing to catch Nick Swisher homer (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Baseball, along with most sports, is often referred to as a “Game of Inches.” The same apparently can be said about the fans taking in America’s Pastime … especially when it involves narrowly missing out on catching a home run ball … and how those inches may result in […] The post Fan smashed in face by ball after failing to catch...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

7/9 Recap: Tomlin’s 7 Only Half Enough, Yankees Win in 14

Player of the Game Facing his former teammates was apparently just what Nick Swisher as the Indians DH came into the series batting just .197, but has been on fire for three games, knocking in five runs on three hits, including two home runs. Today, he put the finishing touches on a strong first inning, hitting a two run single to score Carlos Santana and Michael Brantley. Jason...
Via Burning River Baseball
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Total team effort lead Indians to 5-3 win over Yankees

CLEVELAND—He is without question a star in the making. Just call him the city’s new favorite No. 23. Looking to bounce back after a loss to New York in the series opener Monday, All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley led a total team effort by the Tribe Tuesday night. Behind solid starting pitching and timely hitting, the Indians rallied to take down the Yanks, 5-3. “That...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ailing ace: It's time for the Indians to shut down Justin Masterson

CLEVELAND -- When Terry Francona finally moved Carlos Santana and Nick Swisher down in the batting order in mid-May he acknowledged that he got the point where he might have been more stubborn than patient. We have reached that point with Justin Masterson. For the past three weeks, Francona, Masterson and the Indians have run the gamut of reasons why the right-hander has struggled...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  Discuss

7/7 Recap: Swisher Bombs the Bombers, but Tribe Falls

Roster Update: More news has come out on the Michael Bourn front and it isn’t getting better. Bourn is now expected to miss at least three weeks and with Nyjer Morgan also out for the foreseeable future, the Indians have brought in some help. Chris Dickerson was obtained through trade this morning and added to the 25 man roster prior to game time with George Kottaras being designated...
Via Burning River Baseball
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Best of BRB: The Remarkable Consistency of Nick Swisher

This is the second edition of Best of Burning River Baseball and it features an article written by Mike Melaragno back in February of this year. The original article is repeated in its entirety below, in italics, with new commentary in red.  Throughout Major League Baseball, Nick Swisher has been underrated for much of his career. Except when coming in sixth for the Rookie of the...
Via Burning River Baseball
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Best-Of BRB: Swishalicious, the Nick Swisher Debacle

The first Best of Burning River Baseball article for Nick Swisher Day has to be the first ever written about Swisher in the history of the site. I wrote this prior to him actually signing and it came out on December 12th, 2012. In addition to a reprinting of the original article, in italics, there is new commentary on the original that is written in red, added into the original post...
Via Burning River Baseball
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Yankees at Indians, Nick Swisher Day Special

It’s Nick Swisher Day here at BroningRiverBaseball.com as his old team, the New York Yankees come into town. The Yankees are playing about .500 baseball and are stuck in third in the East (essentially the same position the Indians are at in the Central), but this series will feature a few high points in addition to the joy inherent in simply playing against the Yankees. Prior...
Via Burning River Baseball
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NICK SWISHER DAY! An Introduction

The creator of BrOhio, Nick Swisher was the biggest free agent signing in total money in Cleveland Indians history. While he has taken a lot of negativity, his attitude has never changed as he remains the ultimate bro. In honor of this unrelenting positiveness, Burning River Baseball (or Broning River Baseball for the day), will be all about the Swish all day on July 8th. There will...
Via Burning River Baseball
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians in a slump at home

As recently as two weeks ago the Indians had the best home record in the Majors, but lately Progressive Field has been more hospitable to opponents. After winning 10 straight, the Indians have dropped five of their last six here. In the past six games, they have been outscored 40-21 with opponents hitting 11 home runs. The offense has a .228 batting average, which is 23 points lower...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians offer military veteran surprise opportunity

CLEVELAND -- Rick Strong thought he was going to be spending a relaxing July 4 with his four buddies watching the Indians-Royals game at Progressive Field. It ended up turning into an experience he won't forget anytime soon. On a night when the Indians honored fallen, current and future members of the U.S. military as part of its Homestand Heroes event, the Army Major was selected...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher finalist for Bob Feller Act of Valor Award

Indians first baseman/designated hitter Nick Swisher is one of the six finalists among Major League Baseball players for the second annual Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. Swisher has participated in USO tours to Afghanistan for forward-deployed troops and is active in the Wounded Warrior Project and Operation Homefront. Swisher and his wife, Joanna, also visited troops in Afghanistan...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Offense Arrives, Double Challenge Leads to Triple Play; Indians 10, Dodgers 3

After two days of not having offense, Tuesday night’s Indians game had everything. The Tribe busted loose offensively, had high pitch counts, inexcusable errors and a triple play. Even Nick Swisher had multiple hits. The game could have been a nine-inning compressed version of Cleveland’s season through 83 games, but the Tribe was able to win 10-3 over the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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