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Old 12-23-2012, 09:57 AM
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Default Swisher signs with Cleveland--4 years, $56m

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...k-swisher.html

They'll roll with an outfield of Brantley, Stubbs, and Swisher.

Not bad--I'm interested to see how the Indians do next year.

The AL Central is looking a little more interesting...
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:16 AM
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Couldn't happen to a better dude.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:19 AM
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I still think the Sox should have kept Swisher for at least another year.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:45 AM
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There is no way that I would want Swisher for that type of money.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:26 AM
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Full story on Swisher joining #Indians, including club's rationale: http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/cleveland-indians-nick-swisher-agree-to-four-year-deal-122312
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:35 AM
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I will thoroughly enjoy booing him more often now.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:38 AM
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There is no way that I would want Swisher for that type of money.
I wouldn't want him for free.

It will be interesting to see how his "hey look at me" antics will play out when the club is losing 90+ a year.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:44 AM
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There is no way that I would want Swisher for that type of money.
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I wouldn't want him for free.

It will be interesting to see how his "hey look at me" antics will play out when the club is losing 90+ a year.
He's obnoxious and I can't stand him, but he's above average both offensively and defensively. A bit of an overpay, but considering how the market's been trending upward, it's not a terrible deal.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:45 AM
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Got our own $56M/4 guy to worry about.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:41 PM
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Sadly, he'll probably hit .350 against us this year to go with about 20 RBIs. Dude is just annoying as Hell and he'll do things like this.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:01 PM
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He still sucks.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:18 PM
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So a team with the second worst run differential in baseball and 90+ losses just paid a 32 year old 14 million a year for four years. Um, ok.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:19 PM
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I still think the Sox should have kept Swisher for at least another year.
Yeah buying high and selling extremely low wasn't the best move lol.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:36 AM
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This move may well derail any team maturation and improvement on the shores of Lake Erie--I view it as subtraction by addition.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:52 AM
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Default Small Market Teams

I keep being told that small market teams like Cleveland and Pittsburgh don't have the money to compete with the big market teams. Pittsburgh and Cleveland just spent millions of dollars on Liriano and Swisher. Either these teams really are making money or they spend their money foolishly. I wouldn't want either Liriano or Swisher on my team, especially for the type of money they just signed for.
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