Swisher signs with Indians

It's official: the Nick Swisher era is over. According to Mark Feinsand, Swisher has agreed to a four year, $56 million contract with the Cleveland Indians. The deal also include a vesting option for a fifth season that could bring the total value of the contract to $70 million. I feel like I've already said everything I could say about Swisher at least a dozen times since the end of the season, but now that we see exactly what the market held for him, my opinion of the situation really hasn't changed. With the continued decline of Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez, plus Curtis Granderson's lack of consistency, Swisher was the Yankees' second best hitter over the past couple of seasons, and to get him at this price at a time when Cody Ross is getting three guaranteed years is an absolute steal. It's just absurd that the Yankees didn't even feign interest in re-signing Swisher. Absolutely absurd.