Are Cleveland Indians insured if Nick Swisher can't play? Hey, Hoynsie! | cleveland.com - The Indians, as they do with most players who sign multiyear deals, have insurance on Nick Swisher. Last season Swisher underwent surgery on both his knees on Aug. 20.
Examining the Cleveland Indians' off-season and the club's place in the city's sports scene: Zack Meisel's musings | cleveland.com - Could the Indians have made a resounding move or two this winter to seize the city's enthusiasm, which continues to sit in a land of purgatory?
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These MLB players could hold the key to their club's success. | SportsonEarth.com : AJ Cassavell Article - As we approach the 2015 baseball season, it's clear some players are easier to project than others, like Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout. But this year, quite a few pennant races could swing in one direction or another based on some impossible-to-project players.
2015's Comeback Player of the Year Award candidates. | SportsonEarth.com : Andrew Simon Article - The Comeback Player of the Year Award is not something anyone necessarily hopes to win. But for several accomplished players -- like Shin-Soo Choo and Ryan Zimmerman -- who fell on hard times last year, it just might be something to shoot for in '15.
Don Mattingly: "If you’re not using analytics . . . you’re a fool" | HardballTalk - Is this in response to Dave Stewart?
Rockies avoid arbitration with Drew Stubbs | HardballTalk - The Rockies and LGFT Drew Stubbs agreed on a one-year deal worth $5.825 million, avoiding arbitration.
Nationals acquire Yunel Escobar from the Athletics | HardballTalk - The Nationals have reportedly acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Athletics.
The Athletics Trade a Shortstop for a Reliever | FanGraphs Baseball - Examining the Escobar-Clippard trade
Blue Jays claim pitcher Matt West off waivers from the Rangers | HardballTalk - It's the Blue Jays. It's the waiver wire.