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Nick Swisher undergoes surgery on both knees

Aug 20, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

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Nick Swisher‘s terrible season is officially over, as the Indians announced that the first baseman/outfielder underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees and will need 8-10 weeks to recover.

Swisher has played through knee problems all year while hitting .208 with eight homers and a .608 OPS in 97 games, setting career-lows across the board before shutting things down two weeks ago.

Swisher turns 34 years old in November and has two seasons remaining on his contract, at $15 million per year.

  1. teejayss - Aug 20, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    you mean to tell me the Indians will owe this clown $30 million no matter what? if he never plays again?!??

    • lukedunphysscienceproject - Aug 20, 2014 at 4:54 PM

      Yup. He gets $30M whether he plays or not. And how exactly would HE and not the Indians front office, be the clowns in that scenario?

      • teejayss - Aug 20, 2014 at 5:32 PM

        hitting .208 this year, then not even playing the next 2 years. thats how, you clown.

      • lukedunphysscienceproject - Aug 20, 2014 at 6:33 PM

        So you’re such an ownership suck up that you don’t hold them at all responsible for giving $30M to a player who no one else wanted to touch with a 10 foot poll? I know the stats, clown, I’m just wondering if you would turn down $30M you knew you didn’t deserve.

  2. SocraticGadfly - Aug 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Maybe Amaro will take him off your hands?

  3. jrbdmb - Aug 20, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Wow, I must have dozed off for a few decades if league average veterans are now worth $15 M a year.

    • SocraticGadfly - Aug 20, 2014 at 4:50 PM

      Maybe you haven’t finished waking up yet, if that slash line looks league average, even!

    • teejayss - Aug 20, 2014 at 6:17 PM

      my point.

      • illegalblues - Aug 20, 2014 at 6:41 PM

        so why’d your rooting interest’s owner pay him that much? you so mad at the wrong people, friend.

    • genericcommenter - Aug 20, 2014 at 9:07 PM

      He was an above average starter until this season, but now he’s way below average.

  4. El Bravo - Aug 20, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    I told you so. Swisher sucks, always sucked, and always shall remain sucky, bro.

    • teejayss - Aug 20, 2014 at 6:17 PM

      my point again.

      • illegalblues - Aug 20, 2014 at 6:42 PM

        your point is weak. your point is a simple man’s strawman argument. u lack so much fortitudes

      • lukedunphysscienceproject - Aug 20, 2014 at 6:42 PM

        Your point is stupid. He knew he sucked when he signed the contract and banked $46M for four years. The Indians didn’t know that and barfed up $46M for four years. And yet you continue calling the player (and me) a clown, while slurping up to Indians management, who are undoubtedly the real clowns in this case.

  5. rogerisdead - Aug 20, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    If he needed surgery on bother knees then why in the hell was he out there for 4 months? Were they afraid that they wouldn’t find another error prone .208 player? He is a great dude but our front office way over paid for him. I know that its hard to get good mlb free agents here but to pay him 5-6 million more per year for an aging player is INSANE!! Its just as dumb as giving a guy like michael Bourne who had hamstring issues for a few years which is no team wanted him. But good old chris antonetti and mark Shapiro always think that they’re the smartest guys in the room and they consistently blow big trades, drafts and major signings. They are the issue, not nick Swisher. He should’ve been making half as much money to begin with , putting the weight of the team on his shoulders was idiotic. So was giving 4 million to a washed up closer and an old outfielder (axford/murphy) this year instead of keeping Kazmir.

  6. laxer37 - Aug 20, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    $30 million is a lot to pay a guy that is basically a cheerleader at this point.

    Guy strikes out three times, does the O-H-I-O cheer, and the fans magically forget how terrible he is.

    • teejayss - Aug 20, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      my point a third time. can u now see that HE is a clown, you clown ,lukedunphysscienceprojectclown?

      • lukedunphysscienceproject - Aug 20, 2014 at 6:34 PM

        See my above response, you pathetic ownership suck up loser.

  7. zinger99 - Aug 20, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    He should of had surgery to have his stupid personality removed. Was absolutely USELESS in October for the Yankees and he’d STILL have that stupid smile on his face. Not a competitor. The total opposite of Paul O’Neill.

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