Nick Swisher is Coming Home

December 23, 2012 at 11:23a    by Jason Priestas    
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Conroy's picture

Noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brutus's picture

Reds fan? That must be it.  I'm extremely pleased by this news.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Yankees fan, lmao even better!

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Brutus's picture

That makes more sense.  Nice to see a big market guy come back to a small market for a change, but that usually means the big market doesn't want him anymore.  Whatever the case, he's a Buckeye so welcome home.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Dallas and LA were battling for Swish, too. The Tribe must've really wooed him.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

blazers34's picture

Love swisher, but that's a lot of money for him IMO 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Still cheaper than extending Choo

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

BuckI_1033's picture

Cleveland will regret this one. 

"You'll be proud of our young people in the classroom, in the community, and most especially in 310 days in Ann Arbor, Michigan on the football field." 

Buckeyejason's picture

He couldn't hit a beach ball in the playoffs..great pick up!!

BUCKEYES BABY!

johnblairgobucks's picture

Hey, I'm a Tribe fan, too.  However, winning percentages of .401, .426, .494 and .420 the past 4 seasons says it all.  I've been an Indians fan since the days of Pat Tabler, Brook Jacoby, Joe Carter, Andre Thorton and Corey Snyder.  I've been to games in the old Municipal Stadium, packed with 7,000 strong, to games in Jacob's/Progressive/Whatever Field.  I've seen them rise up in the 90's and continue strong into the early 2000's, the fall again.
There's not a player on Cleveland's roster I would spend money to watch. 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

The good news is that in Cleveland, just making the playoffs should be good enough for now.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

buck-I.8's picture

Verlander's gotta be licking his chops to face the Indians now. Between Stubbs, Reynolds, Hafner, and Swisher, he'll have 20 Ks per game.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Come on, Verlander isn't that great, besides, the Tribe went 10-8 against the Motor City Kitties last year.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Michael's picture

The Indians needed Meyer, Tressel and Matta on top of the $14m/yr to get Swisher?
I don't mind Swisher, but $14m is crazy.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

To be fair, it's 13.5 million.
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Saw today the actual contract. Still cheaper and more productive than extending Choo.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Menexenus's picture

I'll take any bit of good news when it comes to Cleveland sports teams.  So here's my response to this news: "Yay!  An elite player/star athlete wants to come play in Cleveland!  Tell him to bring his friends!"

Real fans stay for Carmen.

D. Anthony's picture

That money should have gone towards pitching vs over-paying an over-rated outfielder.

D. Anthony

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Fortunately, they didn't end up with Edwin Jackson, who is getting paid too much to go .500 in Chicago. 13-13 for 13 million a year? I'd rather have Ubaldo and McAllister with Masterson and the prospects rather than Jackson.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

btalbert25's picture

I was hoping the Reds would of let Ludwick go and signed Swisher to a 1 or 2 year deal at 14 million.  Of course, with the 4 year deal he got his agent hit a grand slam here.  I would definitely take Choo's 380+ lifetime OBP leading off with Swisher's 360+ lifetime OBP batting 2nd ahead of Votto.  

Poison nuts's picture

Fully agreed.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Ludwick was a must have for Reds. I would've rather them keep Stubbs than sign Swisher. Choo is a better player and doesn't break the bank. Walt nailed this one.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

The reds will only have Choo for one year of they don't show him the money in the offseason (like at least 20 million a year, damn Scott Boras), otherwise, he'll end up with the Bankees or the Tigers for way more than he's worth. He had a very unproductive year last year (granted, the Jake is a tough place to hit) and may see a slow decline over the years. Really like how this turned out for the Tribe.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Wait the Indians made a dumb personnel move? This must be...every year. I'm a Tribe fan through and through, but man am I tired of being in 1st place till July and then falling flat to finish last in the division. I was hoping bringing Francona on board would be a plus, and maybe it will be, but with this roster, adding Swisher does very little to improve it.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Who would you rather start, Swisher, Ezekiel Carrera, or Johnny Damon?

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.