Daily Archives: December 22, 2011

Indians have called about Nick Swisher

Indians have called about Nick Swisher

by Matt S.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Indians are one of several teams who have called the Yankees to inquire about Nick Swisher.  We’ve heard that the Indians are pursuing every hitter on the market aside from Prince Fielder, so it’s not surprising they would call. However, the Yankees are not inclined to move him as they don’t have a competent in-house replacement for right field. Swisher’s $10.25 million club option for 2012 was exercised in late-October.


Offseason Leagues Stat Update: Pitchers

Once again, apologies if it is a bit blurry. To make it clearer and larger, click the table.

Morning Bits: Top Ten Prospects, Gio Gonzalez

Good morning all.  Let’s get right to the links…..

* RAB has the list from Baseball America’s 2012 Top 10 Prospects for the New York Yankees.

* How the Yankees could get Gio.

* Ken Rosenthal argues that the Mariners definitely should trade King Felix this offseason. He notes how the Mariners are very excited about their young starting pitching. However, Ken makes a very intriguing point- “Not all of the Mariners’ young pitchers and hitters are going to develop in the way that club officials anticipate. The more prospects a team collects, the greater the chances that it will succeed.”