Now with Brandon Moss, the Indians would like to trade Nick Swisher

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In his latest column for the Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo writes that the Indians would like to trade Nick Swisher now that they have Brandon Moss in the mix. The Tribe traded minor league infielder Joe Wendle to the Athletics to acquire the slugger on December 8.

Cafardo notes that the Rays, Blue Jays, Orioles, Padres, Brewers, and Cubs may be interested at the right price. Swisher is owed $15 million for each of the next two seasons, and the Indians would have to eat a significant portion of that to make a trade seem enticing. Swisher, who recently turned 34 years old, batted a meager .208/.278/.331 with eight home runs and 42 RBI in 401 plate appearances last season.

Bruce Bochy wins 2,000th game as manager

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The Giants handily defeated the Red Sox on Wednesday night, 11-3. The win marked No. 2,000 of manager Bruce Bochy’s storied career, bolstering an already airtight case for the Hall of Fame.

Bochy, 64, is retiring at the end of the season. The skipper began his managerial career in 1995 with the Padres. He led them to the World Series in 1998, but they were swept out of the Fall Classic by the Yankees. Bochy would manage the Padres through 2006, amassing a 951-975 record (.494).

Bochy went to the Giants in 2007, which turned out to be a terrific decision. Bochy’s Giants won the World Series in 2010, ’12, and ’14, beating the Rangers (4-1), Tigers (4-0), and Royals (4-3), respectively. Including Wednesday’s win, Bochy has a 1,049-1,047 (.500) record with the Giants.

There have been only 11 managers in baseball history to win at least 2,000 games as a manager. Connie Mack leads overwhelmingly at 3,731, followed by John McGraw (2,763) and Tony La Russa (2,728). Also in the 2,000-win club are Bobby Cox (2,504), Joe Torre (2,326), Sparky Anderson (2,194), Bucky Harris (2,158), Joe McCarthy (2,125), Walter Alston (2,040), Leo Durocher (2,008), and Bochy.

Next stop, Cooperstown.