Under the radar free agent options for the Indians

The hot stove league is already warm and is only going to get hotter. While Indians fans would like to see the front office add a big bat like Nelson Cruz or a front line starting pitcher like Jon Lester or James Shields, the chances of that happening are very remote. While they have spent big dollars in the past with the big contracts doled out to Michael Bourn and Nick...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: November 25, 1980

Current Indians designated hitter, first baseman, and occasional outfielder Nick Swisher is born in Columbus, Ohio. Swisher, the animated clubhouse presence, joined the Cleveland roster early in 2013 on a four-year, $56 million contract with a vesting option for a fifth year. He had previously spent his first four seasons in Oakland before a one year layover in Chicago with the White...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Obama putts with El Capitan

Exclusive: Obama told Jeter the Yanks should re-sign Ichiro and trade for Nick Swisher.  Jeter responded by saying, "Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi" whenever the President prepared to swing. 
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Trading Junk Bonds: Swisher for Jimenez & Other Options

There are times when two teams exchange top talent, like last week when the Braves sent Jason Heyward to St. Louis in exchange for Shelby Miller. A move like that can help one team win now (the Cardinals) and another win in a few years (the Braves). In recent days, however, there have been rumors that the Indians are interested in trading Nick Swisher (or Michael Bourn or David...
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Is Nick Swisher Done?

Can Nick Swisher bounce back and help in 2015?
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians announce plans for Tribe Fest 2015

Cleveland, OH -- The Cleveland Indians on Thursday announced details for Tribe Fest 2015, presented by KeyBank, set for Progressive Field on January 24 and 25. The third annual event will feature Silver Slugger Award winner Yan Gomes, Cody Allen, Carlos Carrasco, Nick Swisher, Jason Kipnis, Mike Aviles, Trevor Bauer, Michael Bourn, Lonnie Chisenhall, TJ House, Roberto Perez, Jose...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toward an Indians Off-Season Strategy

This is the first off-season I can remember in quite a while that doesn’t seem to carry with it a somewhat obvious imperative for the Cleveland Indians front office.  Typically, it feels like we enter the winter with a hole that requires filling.  Last year, for instance, the team had to address right field, as Nick Swisher transferred to a 1B/DH role.  Some years we’ve needed...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher Trade Rumors Could Result in a Ubaldo-Cleveland Reunion

The #IndiansTwitter-sphere exploded a bit on Tuesday with the tweet-announcement from Ken Rosenthal that stated that the Indians could be looking to trade Nick Swisher. Rosenthal’s tweet said that sources implied the Indians are “exploring wide range of options, including a trade of Swisher for another player with an inflated contract.” He went on to state that since Swisher...
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Could Nick Swisher be on the move?

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Cleveland Indians are exploring a possible trade that would involve RF/1B Nick Swisher. The switch-hitter came off a terrible season, hitting .208, with 42 RBI, with 75 H. In the 2012 offseason, Swisher signed a 4yr/$56M contract which also includes a $14 Million option for a fifth year. The 33-year-old’s season was interrupted with...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade of Swisher possible, not easy

With roughly $8-10 million to spend in free agency, there is only one viable avenue for the Indians to make a significant addition this offseason -- a trade. General manager Chris Antonetti said on MLB Network radio this past weekend that there was some progress on discussing certain scenarios during last week's general manager meetings. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweeted...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why a Nick Swisher trade will not actually benefit Cleveland

Nick Swisher is a big name going around the hot stove lately, with reports out that Cleveland could be looking to move the soon-to-be 34-year-old in a bad contract-for-bad contract swap. But while many seem ready to move on from Swisher, such a trade may be premature. There is no denying the 2014 version of Swisher was one of the worst regular players in baseball. Following a decent...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Finally Some Good News: Cubs NOT Looking at Swisher

Finally, the fans of the Chicago Cubs have something to celebrate. Nick Swisher is not in the plans for 2015 and beyond. @BruceMiles2112: Sources say #Cubs have not inquired about Nick Swisher. I will be honest, I felt a little sick yesterday when I saw this report. @MLBBruceLevine: Cubs one of the teams that have inquired about Swisher . Personally, I cannot stand Swisher. While...
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Indians are right to explore trade options for Swisher

On Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that the Indians are exploring a wide range of options on the trade market including a trade of Nick Swisher for another player with a bad contract.. This was not a surprising idea to me and there are a few reasons why. First off, last season Swisher was arguably the worst player in baseball before he went on the disabled list. One...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Buckeye Talk, Nick Swisher, and the “Vikings Family”: While We’re Waiting

Hey there, WFNY. It’s Wednesday, and I’m not TD. Yes, much like Mike Aviles, I have no regular WWW position, but I’m pitching in wherever needed. So, from when you last heard from me in the WWW space, it was Thursday, and plenty has happened since then. In fact, all five of the teams that I follow have relevant news going on, so let’s not waste any time. Last night was my...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Indians looking to trade Nick Swisher?

Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher had a rough season plagued by injury - and now he could be on the trading block, according to a report by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. In a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon, Rosenthal cites sources saying that the Indians could try to move the 33-year-old Ohio native for another big-money contract. The Indians signed Swisher to a 4...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell Brohio? Indians looking to trade Nick Swisher

It’s not basketball and he doesn’t work at Yahoo, but I’m going to go ahead and call Ken Rosenthal’s news drop on the Indians a Wojbomb anyway. He indicates that the Indians are exploring a wide range of options, including trading the king of Brohio, Nick Swisher. Sources: #Indians exploring wide range of options, including a trade of Swisher for another player with an inflated...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Optimizing the Indians Line-Up

With the finish of the World Series, open season on free agents is about to begin and we have already prepared you with reports on which Indians are signed through 2015, the most likely Indians line-up and where their biggest holes are. While those articles were all based on what the Indians are most likely to do, this will be what they should do. Those others showed what was necessary...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Trade Winds May Become Gusty this Winter

After three weeks of reflection on the Cleveland Indians and their disappointing 2014 season, it’s time to move on. While the World Series enters Game 3 this evening, the Tribe is just about a week away from kicking off their offseason. And while the defense was horrendous, Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn underachieved for the second straight season and the acquisition of John Axford...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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 / gettyimages.comAfter an above-average but not great first season with Cleveland...
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October 21, 2014  |  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...
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October 21, 2014  |  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...
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October 17, 2014  |  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...
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October 14, 2014  |  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...
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October 08, 2014  |  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...
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October 08, 2014  |  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 [...]
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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