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    nick swisher to Indians

    4 year 56 mil. Wow

    Indians, Nick Swisher agree to deal
    ESPN.com news services | December 23, 2012
    Outfielder Nick Swisher has agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, a source told ESPN.

    The contract also includes a $14 million option for a fifth season that will "easily vest, the source said, making the potential total value of the contract $70 million.

    Swisher's contract agreement was earlier reported by the New York Daily News.

    The 32-year-old Swisher spent the past four seasons with the New York Yankees.

    He would immediately fill a hole in right field for Cleveland, which traded Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati this month and has been trying to improve a team that collapsed in August and finished 68-94.

    A switch-hitter, Swisher batted .272 with 24 homers and 93 RBIs in 148 games last season, his fourth with the Yankees.

    The Indians have been in the market for an outfielder throughout the offseason. They offered Shane Victorino a four-year contract worth a reported $44 million before he signed a three-year, $39 million deal with Boston.

    He and his wife, actress JoAnna Garcia, who is expecting the couple's first child in May, were at Progressive Field on Dec. 18 for a tour of the team's facilities, including the club's family room and a lunch with manager Terry Francona, team executives and former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel.

    Swisher and his wife were shown a suite and the team's clubhouse before the Indians tugged at Swisher's Ohio State connections to convince him Cleveland should be his next baseball home. Swisher played baseball for the Buckeyes.

    The Indians played a video on their scoreboard that featured current Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer and basketball coach Thad Matta, who encouraged Swisher to join the Indians. Swisher was moved by the gesture and didn't expect to see Tressel at lunch in the stadium's Terrace Club.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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    Like the pickup, Swisher is very solid.

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    Very fair contract, I wish Texas would have signed him for that. Guy is consistent, plays hard, and produces year in and year out, while hardly ever missing time.

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    **** him, we got Raul...
    You have no idea how excited I am right now.


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    Nice pickup, guess nobody wanted to sacrifice a pick for him.

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    Well worth it, the most consistent batter in baseball the past 4 yeara

    Thanks for the Memories Suarez!


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    Yikes, good luck with that contract Cleveland.

    Our QB > Yours

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    He didn't get his 100 million dollar deal?

    http://www.hark.com/clips/chzkjsxlvc-thats-shocking

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    Quote Originally Posted by xnick5757 View Post
    Well worth it, the most consistent batter in baseball the past 4 yeara


    sure you can't be serious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iam brett favre View Post
    Yikes, good luck with that contract Cleveland.
    He's averaged a .370 wOBA over the past 4 years, don't act like this is Mark Kotsay or something. It's a good deal.

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    Good player, they'll still suck though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetsFanatic19 View Post
    He didn't get his 100 million dollar deal?

    http://www.hark.com/clips/chzkjsxlvc-thats-shocking
    No, he didnt but he got a lot more than anyone thought he would. 70 mill for Swish is a bit, ummmm, but then again, its Cleveland....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYY09 View Post
    No, he didnt but he got a lot more than anyone thought he would. 70 mill for Swish is a bit, ummmm, but then again, its Cleveland....
    They needed an athlete to fill the shadow of Lebron James. Hey at least the Swish has twitter followers.

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    Overpaid

    Then again he's my least favorite player in the game, so I'll always think he's overpaid
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    Not a bad deal at all! I am still bitter that the White Sox traded him. Wouldve loved if we couldve brought him back and have him be our LF!

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