August 19, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher (33) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Clevelinks: Swisher and Bourn Will Improve for Indians in 2014

In today’s edition of Clevelinks, we take  look at Jordan Bastian’s mailbag, where he discusses the idea of Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn being better in 2014, Francisco Lindor‘s position as the top rated short stop prospect in baseball, and a plethora of other topics. It may be the slow time of the year for the Indians, but by no mens does that mean there isn’t news to break. So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s edition of Clevelinks.

Indians Links:

  • In Jordan Bastian’s latest mailbag, he addresses a question regarding Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher. According to Bastian, word around the Tribe front office is that Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn tried to do too much this season to try to play up to the expectations that came with their new contracts. Everyone expects that they will play better in 2014.
  • Francisco Lindor is tagged as the top short stop prospect in all of baseball. This is quite the distinction considering the talent level of some of the short stops currently biding their time in the minor league levels along with Lindor.

  • Speaking of prospects, Fangraphs has been reviewing the minor league systems of each organization. A few weeks ago they focused their attention on the Indians. 

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Video of the Day: The video below is from all the way back in 1993 during the final season at the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium. It gives a nice tour and some decent shots of the field from various angles. Also important to point out is just how tight the Texas Rangers wore their pants back in 1993. It’s a stark contrast to how baggy pants are worn nowadays.

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