Are the Yankees Trying to Trade Nick Swisher? 5

There is a growing belief around the league that the Yankees have been “marketing” Nick Swisher this offseason, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.

Olney said that the Yankees have denied the claim, but that they are willing to listen to offers for anyone. He added that the Yankees have been getting calls about Nick Swisher, something Brian Cashman himself confirmed the other day.

With a few outfielders available on the free agent market, it would make sense for the Yankees to deal Swisher if they were able to upgrade their pitching staff while doing so. Grady Sizemore is apparently close to re-signing with the Indians, but there is still Cuban phenom Yoenis Cespedes and former Met Carlos Beltran available among other outfielders.

I compiled a list of the best 11 starting pitchers that could be traded this offseason earlier this week.

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5 thoughts on “Are the Yankees Trying to Trade Nick Swisher?

  • Joe

    Trade him for in a package for starting pitching without including any young arms or catching talent. . Nick does not hit good pitching that is typically displayed in October. His numbers over the past 3 Post Seasons defend my position.

  • Tanned Tom

    Rob, was it you who suggested a A. Jones/ J.D Drew platoon to replace Swisher? I'm no particular fan of Swisher but why are fans so angry at him? Next year he'll hit 7th. Am I wrong or will he be the best 7th hitter in the majors? I know about his post season failures, and I agree he's not part of the club's long term plan, but who play's RF instead? Nunez? And if you're idea is to trade Swisher and sign Beltran you need to take a crash course on sports injuries. Beltran will never go another season without spending a month on the DL.

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