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    Nick Swisher on the trading block?

    http://twitter.com/BNightengale

    The Yankees, ever so quietly, are letting teams know that RF Nick Swisher is available.
    Last edited by Tyler Durden; 11-19-2009 at 07:43 PM.

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    I hope not, I love me some Swish.

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    Doesn't make much sense.

    Right now our outfield on opening day would be:

    LF: Melky Cabrera
    CF: Brett Gardner
    RF: Nick Swisher

    ...not good

    Swisher is a great role player who is relatively cheap.
    Last edited by Tyler Durden; 11-19-2009 at 08:05 PM.

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    after a championship everyone whos name is not rivera,jeter,rodreguiez,and joba are all on the trading block....its just business looking for 28 now

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJet85 View Post
    after a championship everyone whos name is not rivera,jeter,rodreguiez,and joba are all on the trading block....its just business looking for 28 now
    Joba is not untouchable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJet85 View Post
    after a championship everyone whos name is not rivera,jeter,rodreguiez,and joba are all on the trading block....its just business looking for 28 now
    That doesn't make much sense. After winning a championship, you try and stick with relatively the same formula. Make a few necessary tweaks, but for the most part keep the team intact. That's what gives you the best chance at repeating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    That doesn't make much sense. After winning a championship, you try and stick with relatively the same formula. Make a few necessary tweaks, but for the most part keep the team intact. That's what gives you the best chance at repeating.
    Eh, what worked last year, may not necessarily work next year. Remember we got GREAT years from a alot of people... you can't stay pat, you have to keep improving your team when you can.

    IN CA$HMAN WE TRUST.

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    Different year. You have to adjust to the other teams. If the Red Sox, Angels and Phillies don't adjust, then sure, maybe keeping the same team would be fine. But what if one of them gets Roy Halladay? Changes the playing field a little. And if you can ever get better, why not? They may have won this year, but they had some things go their way in the playoffs. Being better can't hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    Doesn't make much sense.

    Right now our outfield on opening day would be:

    LF: Melky Cabrera
    CF: Brett Gardner
    RF: Nick Swisher

    ...not good

    Swisher is a great role player who is relatively cheap.
    and its November?

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    Take it for what its worth.....

    Yanks: Swisher staying put

    By GEORGE A. KING III

    Last Updated: 9:40 AM, November 20, 2009


    The Yankees denied a published report they have let teams know right fielder Nick Swisher is available.

    According to a club official, the switch-hitting Swisher, who played a big part in the Yankees winning the AL East and struggled in the postseason, isn't being shopped.

    With Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui, who combined for 52 homers this past season, free agents and their Yankee futures uncertain, it would seem unlikely the Yankees would entertain offers for Swisher before the team works through the free-agent process.

    If Damon doesn't return, the Yankees will need a left-fielder. If Matsui comes back, he won't be considered an outfielder.

    And Swisher's money isn't offensive. Twenty-nine next week, he will earn $6.75 million this coming season, $9 million in 2011. There is a $10.25 million club option for 2012 or a $1 million buyout.

    That's $16.75 million guaranteed for two more seasons and if Swisher comes close to the 29 homers, 82 RBIs and .371 on-base percentage he produced this season, he isn't too expensive.

    Plus, Swisher's out-sized personality is a big hit with manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman.

    Swisher, who was benched in Game 2 of the World Series in favor of Jerry Hairston Jr., struggled in the postseason, hitting .128 (6-for-47) and posted a .255 on-base percentage. He had more than twice as many strikeouts (15) than hits (6).

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/yanke...#ixzz0XPgWagx3

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    And Swisher's money isn't offensive. Twenty-nine next week, he will earn $6.75 million this coming season, $9 million in 2011. There is a $10.25 million club option for 2012 or a $1 million buyout.



    That kind of money for the maybe 12 best player on the team isn't offensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Postseason View Post
    And Swisher's money isn't offensive. Twenty-nine next week, he will earn $6.75 million this coming season, $9 million in 2011. There is a $10.25 million club option for 2012 or a $1 million buyout.



    That kind of money for the maybe 12 best player on the team isn't offensive?

    12th best player with a team full of really good players. He's getting paid far less then the real good players on the Yankees.

    Swisher is batted 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th when he played for Oakland and Chicago.
    Last edited by Tyler Durden; 11-20-2009 at 03:27 PM.

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    Swish makes some pretty serious coin. Good for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec View Post
    Swish makes some pretty serious coin. Good for him.
    He also walks around with this on his arm.



    He's living well.

    He's a good baseball player. He's not a star, he's not a perfect player, but their is room on my team for a guy who gets on base and hits home runs. He's our 7th place hitter and he hit 29 home runs!
    Last edited by Tyler Durden; 11-20-2009 at 03:35 PM.

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    2008 was a weird weird weird season for Swisher.

    2005: .236 BA/ .322 OBP/ .446 SLG/ .768 OPS/ 101 OPS+ (21 HR)

    2006: .254 BA/ .372 OBP/ .493 SLG/ .864 OPS/ 125 OPS+ (35 HR)

    2007: .262 BA/ .381 OBP/ .455 SLG/ .836 OPS/ 126 OPS+ (22 HR)

    2008: .219 BA/ .332 OBP/ .410 SLG/ .743 OPS/ 92+ (24 HR)

    2009: .249 BA/ .371 OBP/ .498 SLG/ .869 OPS/ 129 OPS+ (29 HR)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    2008 was a weird weird weird season for Swisher.

    2005: .236 BA/ .322 OBP/ .446 SLG/ .768 OPS/ 101 OPS+ (21 HR)

    2006: .254 BA/ .372 OBP/ .493 SLG/ .864 OPS/ 125 OPS+ (35 HR)

    2007: .262 BA/ .381 OBP/ .455 SLG/ .836 OPS/ 126 OPS+ (22 HR)

    2008: .219 BA/ .332 OBP/ .410 SLG/ .743 OPS/ 92+ (24 HR)

    2009: .249 BA/ .371 OBP/ .498 SLG/ .869 OPS/ 129 OPS+ (29 HR)
    Didn't he have a problem with Ozzie Guillen, or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Postseason View Post
    And Swisher's money isn't offensive. Twenty-nine next week, he will earn $6.75 million this coming season, $9 million in 2011. There is a $10.25 million club option for 2012 or a $1 million buyout.



    That kind of money for the maybe 12 best player on the team isn't offensive?
    Don't really care how he ranks on the Yankees. What I do know is Swisher was and is worth more than what his contract pays him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    That doesn't make much sense. After winning a championship, you try and stick with relatively the same formula. Make a few necessary tweaks, but for the most part keep the team intact. That's what gives you the best chance at repeating.
    i mean if you are those guys you are good and everyone else is trade bait or subject to let go

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    Only way Swisher gets traded is if it's as part of a package for Roy Halladay or a similar type of starting pitcher. You don't trade a relatively cheap player like him with a good bat who is also a great locker room guy.

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