Former Cleveland Indian Nick Swisher set to re-join Yankees

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In what has turned into a rollercoaster of a career, with more dips the past three seasons, it appears that former Cleveland Indians first baseman and outfielder Nick Swisher is set to head back to where his best years in the MLB took place. According to ESPN’s Andrew Marchand, the 35-year-old will ink a minor-league deal

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Atlanta Braves designate Michael Bourn for assignment

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What’s another $14 million? Michael Bourn is the latest player who get paid handsomely to stay home.

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Atlanta Braves eat $15 million, release Nick Swisher

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The Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians will both be paying Nick Swisher not to play for them in 2016.

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Fangraphs show Indians have highest percentage of dead payroll money

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Having the Cleveland Browns in town has allowed fans on the North coast to understand the term dead money refers to players who are still being paid high amounts of money despite no longer being a part of the team. Well, Fangraph’s Craig Edwards demonstrated the Browns no longer have a monopoly on the term

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Cleveland Indians designate Chris Johnson for assignment

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To clear room for Rajai Davis, the Cleveland Indians designated Chris Johnson for assignment. He’s still owed $17.5 million.

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Atlanta Braves looking to unload Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn

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If you know anyone willing to take on $29 million in salary, give John Hart a call.

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

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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

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

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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

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Not everyone in Indians clubhouse sad to see Nick Swisher go

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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

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

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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

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O-H Bye Bros: Indians trade Swisher, Bourn, cash to Braves for Chris Johnson

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While the 2015 Cleveland Indians season has been absolutely disappointing, Mark Shapiro and Chris Antonetti apparently have used such frustrations as an impetus to start an overhaul on the team. The infrastructure rebuild started before the MLB trade deadline when David Murphy and Marc Rzepczynski were shipped off to contenders for prospects. However, such trades

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On sluggers, arbitrary milestones, and Carlos Santana

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When the Cleveland Indians were at their peak from 1995-2001, they had the biggest, baddest offense in the league. It was a glorious time to love the sport of baseball in Northeast Ohio. During that seven-year stretch — the height of MLB’s steroid era — the Tribe ranked top-two in baseball in total runs, doubles, home runs,

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Indians could move Brandon Moss by trade deadline

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Roughly one week ago, Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro discussed the addition of outfielder Brandon Moss, saying that the veteran slugger has been “as productive as hoped” who is “better than we thought defensively.” Fast forward to today, and we have ourselves a bit of a contradictory report, stating that the Tribe would love to

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Video: Cleveland Indians continue daughter-friendly tradition

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For entirely too long, Major League Baseball clubhouses have been treated like sacred grounds wherein a male-dominated environment is further insulated by the walls of the absurd and arcane BBWA. The Cleveland Indians, however, continue to blow through the doors of history as they started their very own Sunday afternoon tradition in June of 20141 .

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The Cleveland Cavaliers give fans a much needed break from the bad

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As Cleveland fans, we know all too well what it’s like when there’s almost nothing to look forward to. We’ve experienced plenty of years in our lives — especially recently — where none of our teams could give us the proper distraction we seek with our entertainment time and money. It’s easy to forget just how wonderfully

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Ball Played: Indians continue Cleveland celebration

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The Cleveland Indians missed a fantastic opportunity on Tuesday night as fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers spilled out from Quicken Loans Arena in pure jubilation to chaotically celebrate the Cavs punching their NBA Finals ticket for the first time since 2007. Many of those fans found their way to the gates of Progressive Field. Michael

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C-Cap Recap: Swish, Salazar and a Salvaged Weekend

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While you were distracted by various thrilling, high-stakes buzzer beaters this weekend, your Cleveland Indians quietly lost two out of three to an inexplicably red hot Minnesota Twins club, salvaging some pride with a dominant Danny Salazar effort in an 8-2 win on Sunday. Overall, the Tribe has now gone 32 days without winning a

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Ball Played: Bro at the Bat, but the Indians get beat

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Finally, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona unveiled what many fans of the have been waiting for all season. No, Francisco Lindor is still in Columbus where he should be (for now). Yes, Nick Swisher making his 2015 debut, serving as a gauge of how healthy or productive he can be for the team. In fact, Nick’s

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Indians’ Nick Swisher on knee rehab: “It’s been a long road”

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The Cleveland Indians are struggling mightily at the plate, but could relief be in sight? If it’s up to one Nick Swisher it is. Swisher, attempting to return from off-season knee surgery in his age 34 season, is slated to visit with a few of the Tribe’s minor league teams in a rehabilitation assignment before

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Are the Indians dead yet? TD calms fears – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-23

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The Indians are off to a really rough start, so I called TD to help calm me down. Jerry Sands is LeBron James 2013 Cleveland Indians started 5-10 before figuring it out Can’t hit the panic button, but the roster is in disarray There’s no calling card to bring about change Is the left-handed lineup

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