NICK SWISHER NEWS

Former powerhouse Braves struggling to finish a lost season

ATLANTA (AP) This was not unexpected. Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse. Then again, it's a bit jarring to see a perennial playoff contender, a team that won the NL East just two years ago, sitting near the bottom of the standings and on pace for its worst season since 1990. With about five weeks to go in a lost season, the Braves...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iceberg dead ahead: The Yankees visit two last place teams going nowhere. What could possibly go wrong?

It's been a while since I watched a game in Atlanta, but I can't wait! What a joy it will be to see Ted Turner and Jane Fonda, sitting behind the dugout, leading the "Tomahawk Chop!" Do the Braves still have that big guy with the facial mole? Dale Somethingorother? That thing was huge. Didn't he have it surgically removed, and then never hit again? Scary, eh? Oh well, Atlanta! Pride...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: August 22nd

If You Only Read One Thing… Paul Goldschmidt continues his MVP caliber season for the Diamondbacks going 4/5 with two home runs, three runs scored, four RBI and a stolen base. Goldi is now at 20 steals on the year and nearing 100 runs batted in, not to mention he is hitting .331. What an incredible year for Goldi in 2015, but it’s been hiding in the shadows of the likes or...
Via The Fantasy Fix
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Move by Shapiro Could Lead to Chain Reaction

Despite it at first seeming that this would be a season where the Indians didn’t make many major shifts, the changes have been more plentiful than many fans could have predicted. From the trading of Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher to the rotating fifth spot in the rotation, the Indians have been often unrecognizable this season. And the changes, it seems, are not slowing down. While...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Prospects that could impact in 2016

The Cleveland Indians will head into 2016 looking to rebound from a disappointing 2015 season. Of course, the 2015 season hasn’t been completed yet, but with the Indians out of the playoff race, expectations certainly will not have been met. The Indians will also head into 2016 with some question marks on their roster. Starting rotation depth, front-end bullpen options, and the...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New Look Tribe Sees Attendance Spike

Much attention has been paid to the Indians recent roster moves, particularly the trade of Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn to Atlanta for Chris Johnson, and the subsequent offensive increase, but there has been another increase that went less noticed. Playing against the Twins and Yankees for six games, the Indians had their highest attended home stand of the season. Below is a break...
Via Burning River Baseball
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns pre-season game, Nick Swisher, and scared of West Virginia – WFNY Podcast – 2015-08-13

Craig Lyndall is finally podcasting with people again. Dave Sterling rejoins the podcast. Click here for my guide to podcasting equipment and software. Check out all the gear and software that Craig uses to record the podcast Craig and Dave briefly discuss the first half of the Browns game Nick Swisher is a dude you met freshman year of college Trying to get rid of that dude...
Via Waiting For Next Year
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns conclusions, Nick Swisher, Yelp and more: While We’re Waiting

Happy Friday WFNY people. It’s my turn on the WWW and I get the morning after a Browns pre-season game. How many of you watched the Indians instead? Anyway, here’s all the stuff that I found interesting to talk about. While We’re Waiting… Breaking down the Browns’ pre-season game… You don’t get to draw conclusions just because you want to and just because the Browns...
Via Waiting For Next Year
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson Showing Trade Could Be Even Better Than Initially Thought

Last week when Cleveland Indians General Manager Chris Antonetti found a way to trade away both Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn and get a Major League Baseball player in return, it felt like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat or David Copperfield performing one of his famous escape tricks. Swisher and Bourn were both overpaid and under-performing veterans who seemed like their...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher’s former Indian teammates grew tired of his cheerleading

Newly acquired Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Swisher is known for having one of baseball’s biggest personalities. While some love his enthusiasm for the game, others have grown tired of it, including some of his former Indian teammates according to Zach Meisel of Cleveland.com. According to Meisel, Swisher’s attitude had become grating among some of his former teammates, and...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians weren't sad to see Nick Swisher go

The Nick Swisher era has ended in Cleveland. Last week the Indians traded the overzealous first baseman/outfielder to the Braves, in a move that will bring them relief in more ways than one. The trade, which also sent outfielder Michael Bourn and some cash to Atlanta, frees the Indians of their biggest salary albatross, a wasted roster spot and a seemingly unwanted cheerleader in...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Next Up: Indians vs. Yankees and opportunities a-plenty

Well, whaddya know? The Cleveland Indians, in winning two of three games against the Minnesota Twins over the weekend, scored 34 runs. Perhaps the Twins are succumbing to the test by fire that is the long major league season. An in-house theory is the Change of Scenery thesis put forth by A. Clayman of WFNY. Whatever the cause, there was a charged atmosphere at Progressive Field...
Via Waiting For Next Year
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Not all Indians in clubhouse sad to see Nick Swisher go

Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn were traded last week, and now their departures — especially that of Swisher — have inspired some looks back at their time in Cleveland. Both had been productive MLB players elsewhere and came to Cleveland as big money, 30-plus year-old free agents; both struggled to maintain that productivity and showed their age more than Tribe brass hoped...
Via Waiting For Next Year
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Trade with Indians provides Braves more flexibility in 2017

The Atlanta Braves pulled off another trade over the weekend, swapping struggling third baseman Chris Johnson to the Indians for costly veterans Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher. Zach Dillard and Cory McCartney discuss the deal, Shelby Miller's poor run support and more.
Via Fox Sports South
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Swisher ignites fans while flashing Tomahawk Chop in Braves debut

Atlanta Braves manager cited one intangible from Friday's trade that sent Chris Johnson to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn: "Energy."Swisher certainly revved up the home fans in his debut with the Braves on Saturday night after clubbing a two-run double to give his team a three-run lead en route to a 7-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.As he stood...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Indians trade Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn! – WFNY Podcast – 2015-08-09

It was a nice vacation, but I have so many things to say about Cleveland sports! First up, the Indians and their monumental trade of Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn. Here’s what I discussed. Click here for a direct link to the MP3 file. Also, be sure to subscribe on iTunes. [Also see: Andre Knott gets pelted with sunflower seeds] Anything is possible if the Indians can trade them...
Via Waiting For Next Year
18 days ago  |  Discuss

C-Cap Recap: Retooled Indians Clobber and Kluber the Twins

With their lone All-Star on the disabled list and veteran bats Brandon Moss, David Murphy, Michael Bourn, and Nick Swisher all permanently jettisoned from the payroll, a presumably lame-duck version of the 2015 Cleveland Indians went out and—naturally—dropped 34 runs on the reeling Minnesota Twins over the weekend, taking two of three games in the process. It was a series so...
Via Waiting For Next Year
18 days ago  |  Discuss

More Money Not Always the Indians Answer to Success

It seems often the Indians organization tells fans it’s early and encourages them not to panic, however, it only took them three weeks to take the roster in a new direction. On July 20, we analyzed and explained the Indians roster and payroll problems for 2016. The Indians were facing a potential $100 million payroll to bring back a roster that could lose 90 games. Cleveland has...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: What to watch for in the final months

With two months of the 2015 Major League regular season remaining, the Cleveland Indians are effectively out of the playoff race this season. Although they won’t make the postseason this year and were minor sellers at the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline, the Indians aren’t a rebuilding club and will be spending the remainder of this season preparing for 2016. With a solid...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe and Braves Blockbuster Trade Benefits Both Clubs

When word began to spread around the internet like fire on Friday that the Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves were engaged in trade talks once again, it seemed like a tease of something quite possibly too good to be true for Tribe fans. When the rumors became reality, the overwhelming sense of elation and glee was palpable. How on earth had Indians general manager Chris Antonetti...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor Accomplishments: I Will Not “Zimmer Da Na”!

The Indians just unloaded Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher to the Braves, which created some breathing room on the roster. Bradley Zimmer could be one of the guys that benefits the most from all that extra oxygen. I ranked Zimmer 14th on my power rankings last week on a whim, but this recent trade has me looking at him as a legit call-up option as we head into September - one that...
Via Razzball
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Trade Johnson to Indians for Swisher & Bourn

Over the weekend the Atlanta Braves sent third baseman Chris Johnson to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for outfielders Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher along with cash considerations. The Braves have been desperately trying to rid themselves of the under performing and overpaid Johnson for months and finally struck a deal to accomplish just that. Unfortunately Bourn and Swisher...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bourn happy to be back with Braves

ATLANTA (AP) On Alumni Weekend, the Braves are welcoming a former player back into their clubhouse. With former Braves participating in an alumni softball game on the Turner Field infield Saturday, Michael Bourn met with the media the day after being traded with Nick Swisher from the Indians to the Braves. ''I came in at about this time (in 2011), right around the trade deadline...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Time Now #26: Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher Traded to Atlanta Braves

The Cleveland Indians trade Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher to the Atlanta Braves for Chris Johnson and a bunch of money. Special host Damien Bowman (@damienbowman) is joined by Jim Pete (@JimPeteEHC) and Michael Hattery (@HatmanEHC) of Everybody Hates Cleveland, Stephanie Liscio (@stephanieliscio) of It’s Pronounced “Lajaway”, Mike Brandyberry (@didtribewin) of Did The Tribe...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Time Now Special Report: The Bourn & Swisher Trade

The Cleveland Indians trade Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher to the Atlanta Braves for Chris Johnson and a bunch of money. Special host Damien Bowman (@damienbowman) is joined by Jim Pete (@JimPeteEHC) and Michael Hattery (@HatmanEHC) of Everybody Hates Cleveland, Stephanie Liscio (@stephanieliscio) of It’s Pronounced “Lajaway”, Mike Brandyberry (@didtribewin) of Did The Tribe...
Via Burning River Baseball
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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