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May 25, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher (33) in the dugout during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Indians 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

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Fans love Nick Swisher, as his enthusiasm is endless. Think about it. When is Swish not on? Unfortunately, his passion for the game doesn’t equal production, because the former Ohio State product hasn’t given the Indians a lot of bang for their buck, as the one-time slugger couldn’t finish the season and underwent surgeries on both knees.

Swisher was a player the Indians had to sign two offseason ago, as the club’s season-ticket fan base was dwindling to historic lows (for the Progressive Field era).

Swish didn’t have a great first season in Cleveland, either, but he did hit seven homers of September 2013, which helped catapult the Tribe into the postseason.

So you could see why there was a lot of optimism heading into 2014, but an injured Swish managed to hit just eight homers while slashing .208/.278/.331 in 97 games. For those efforts, he collected $15 million.

It’s no secret the Indians are trying to shop Swisher, as the contract serves as a reminder of another big-dollar deal squandered by the Tribe.

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