Swisher’s divorce from the Yankees is complete

Nick Swisher was formally introduced as a member of the Cleveland Indians a little while ago – it was broadcast on MLB Network. In his press conference, he declared Cleveland to be the place, “Where we were going to be wanted and where we were going to be loved.”

Oh, really?

He, of course, added that he had a blast in New York and loved the fans in right field.

Nice save, Swish!

It will be interesting to see the reception Swisher receives in his first trip back to the Stadium. Will Yankee fans remember him for the four years of above average performance in the regular season or will they still have the bad taste in their mouths from his final playoff appearance?

Personally, I’d stand and applaud him in his first at bat back in New York. I enjoyed watching Swisher during his time in pinstripes and will miss his zany antics.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and is co-host of the It's About The Yankees, Stupid podcast. When she's not blogging about baseball, she's blogging about the New York Knicks and when she's not doing either of those things, she's tweeting about General Hospital and her cats.

7 thoughts on “Swisher’s divorce from the Yankees is complete

  1. Cantonhof

    He is a great addition to the Indians. Fans are excited for the former Buckeye to return home. Hopefully he can help get us back into the playoffs. Then we'll worry about playoff production, but we need to get their first. To bad we can't get a new owner too! Go Indians

  2. Mister D

    Love Swisher, wish him nothing but success in his new home. Hope no one gives him grief over the "wanted" line – this is the first FA in recent memory that the Yankees let walk without a viable replacement plan (well, Swish and Martin).

    • Michael

      Replacement plan? How about ichiro and getting Gardner back?

  3. uyf1950

    It was an amicable divorce. Swisher got the contract and the money he wanted and the Yankees got their compensation pick which is what they wanted. And while Ichiro certainly doesn't have and won't provide the power numbers Swisher has, I believe Ichiro will provide more then enough excitement with his style of play (running, small ball and defense) that the Yankees and we fans won't look back.

    Personally I wish, Swisher, Ichiro both the best of luck in 2013.

  4. lazlosother

    I'm still not happy about the Swish departure, I was hoping to see him in NY for a few more years. I wish him the best in Cleveland.

  5. ProfRobert

    Absolutely I'd cheer him when he comes back to New York. To boo him — or even to sit on one's hands — because of the last playoff series, or even his whole post-season record — would be the ultimate triumph of small-sample-size and small-minded prejudice. He was a great addition during his years in New York, and I wish him well in Cleveland (though of course not against the Yankees).

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