Posted: 12/5/2012 1:16 PM
Last edited 12/5/2012 1:19 PM by TopDawgDixon
Posted: 12/5/2012 1:19 PM
TopDawgDixon wrote: I'm like a lot of ya' on here = I'll believe it , when I see it. Been sooooooo let down with this comical regime the last few seasons, and all of the guys they've been "supposedly" close with.....Carlos Beltran.....Willingham.....Ryan Ludwick....now Victorino. Oh well, just forwarding the article. Hopefully this one will actually take place. I would actually prefer Nick, over Shane Victorino. Younger, can play 1st base, and obviously WAY more pop in the bat.
Posted: 12/5/2012 1:38 PM
Posted: 12/5/2012 1:40 PM
Posted: 12/5/2012 1:58 PM
Last edited 12/5/2012 1:58 PM by TampaBrett
Posted: 12/5/2012 1:59 PM
TampaBrett wrote: Don't think we would necessarily have to overpay - he grew up a Cleveland fan and is very pro Ohio.
Posted: 12/5/2012 2:02 PM
Posted: 12/5/2012 2:03 PM
Posted: 12/5/2012 2:04 PM
Posted: 12/5/2012 2:13 PM
Posted: 12/5/2012 2:15 PM
Dromag67 wrote: Terry Francona personally called to pitch the Tribe to Swisher according to MLBTR.
Posted: 12/5/2012 2:16 PM
DCTribefan wrote: Dromag67 wrote: Terry Francona personally called to pitch the Tribe to Swisher according to MLBTR. Francona's going to quickly learn his charisma cannot overcome the bad image possessed by the Cleveland franchise/market.
Posted: 12/5/2012 2:22 PM
Posted: 12/5/2012 2:26 PM
DCTribefan wrote: And he was Billy Beane's object of affection in Moneyball. Does any of this really matter? Oh and his wife is an actress on primetime TV so she probably wants to be in Cleveland as much as anyone else in Hollywood.
Posted: 12/5/2012 2:35 PM
DCTribefan wrote: Oh, we'll overpay if we want to land any decent FA.
Posted: 12/5/2012 2:37 PM
AustinTribeFan wrote: DCTribefan wrote: Oh, we'll overpay if we want to land any decent FA. The term "overpay" is bandied about a lot. What do you mean by overpay, exactly? That the Tribe will have to pay more than another club simply because we are Cleveland?
Posted: 12/5/2012 2:39 PM
Posted: 12/5/2012 2:40 PM
JenniferMarie wrote: DCTribefan wrote: And he was Billy Beane's object of affection in Moneyball. Does any of this really matter? Oh and his wife is an actress on primetime TV so she probably wants to be in Cleveland as much as anyone else in Hollywood.Yes, it could conceivably make a difference unless Swisher plans on going to the highest bidder. It is analogous to head coaches visiting potential college recruits A call from Francona is intended to sell Swisher on the non-monetary benefits in signing with the Tribe. Bear in mind that Francona has extra credibility because he could have signed with another team and likely for more money.