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Nick Swisher Receives Feller Award

Regardless of what he's done on the field, off the field Nick Swisher has been a big supporter of the US military.

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Tribe-Related

Swisher, Lasorda honored with Feller Award in DC | indians.com - When Nick Swisher got the opportunity to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2011, he didn't hesitate.

Cloyd gets spring invite as part of series of Tribe moves | indians.com - ICYMI - The Indians made some adjustments to their roster on Monday, beginning with re-signing right-hander Tyler Cloyd to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to attend Spring Training with the Major League club. Cleveland also had outfielder J.B. Shuck claimed off waivers by the White Sox, and the Indians sent catcher Chris Gimenez outright to Triple-A Columbus. Gimenez, who was eligible for arbitration, has the right to decline the outright assignment and elect free agency.

Inside a Cleveland Indians blockbuster trade -- the '97 Kenny Lofton deal: 'Glory Days in Tribe Town' excerpts, Part 4 | cleveland.com - Only a handful of people knew that the Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves were cooking up a blockbuster deal involving mega-stars Kenny Lofton and David Justice. Tom Hamilton was one of them.

Alomar: Gomes has look of future superstar | FOX Sports - Indians' coach has high praise for catcher Gomes.

Around the Horn

WAR, what is it good for? Ranking free agents | MLB.com - What follows is a list of the top 50 free agents this offseason, as ranked by their wins above replacement over the last three years. In order to give more credit to recent seasons, we ranked them by weighted WAR, with 2014 given three times as much weight as 2012, and 2013 getting twice as much.

The Dodgers Still Have Too Many Outfielders | FanGraphs Baseball - Six players for four spots -- something has to give.

The Yankees Found Another Way To Outspend Every Other Team | FanGraphs Baseball - What good is it to have money if you don't use it?

Rockies finally "willing to listen" to trade offers for Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez | HardballTalkRockies owner Dick Monfort has remained adamant over the past few years that his club -- despite the obvious need for a rebuild -- would not part with star players Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez in any sort of trade. But that attitude might be changing.

A’s do not plan to trade third baseman Josh Donaldson | HardballTalk - Sorry, campers. It looks like Donaldson is staying put,

Tigers could have $80 million rotation even without Max Scherzer | HardballTalk - Led by Justin Verlander at $28 million, it is likely the Detroit rotation salaries will equal or exceed the Indians' payroll.

Alex Rodriguez confessed everything to the DEA | HardballTalk - Publicly A-Rod was defiant. Privately, when speaking to law enforcement, A-Rod told all.