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Swisher on block, Werth in play for Yanks?

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08:22 AM ET 10.26 | Coming off a winter he admitted wasn't great in terms of the moves he made, Brian Cashman will look to improve the roster, and speculation naturally turns to expensive additions such as Jayson Werth. Werth, 31, might come into play if the Yankees decide to trade Nick Swisher after his second consecutive below-average postseason. Werth would provide a right-handed power bat to a lineup that needs one. The downside is he's struck out 303 times in the last two seasons and his price tag will be high.

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October 26, 2010  08:29 AM ET

Everyone is in play for the Yanks. Same old story every off-season <YAWN>

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October 26, 2010  08:40 AM ET

i wouldn't trade Swisher to make room to acquire Werth, Werth K's too much and Swisher is a good batter, takes pitches, good eye, etc. oh and everyone on the Yanks had a bad post season this year.

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October 26, 2010  09:00 AM ET

Perhaps Cashman should watch tape from Werth's postseason ... you want to talk about below-average???

October 26, 2010  09:08 AM ET
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not much of an upgrade at all and the price tag will be much higher than Swishers...swisher plays a key role in that clubhouse...he's the yanks version of Kevin Millar.

"cowboy up" seems like such a long time ago now. and who wants to be associated with "cowboys" anyway?

October 26, 2010  09:18 AM ET

Agreed that it wouldn't be wise to let go of Swish, especially for Werth. Although I also agree that NY needs to get some pitching (worst case scenario has Lee going someone other than NY, Pettitte retires, Vasquez goes to the NL, which leaves a rotation of CC, AJ, and Hughes, with who knows who filling the rest of the rotation), the Yanks need to make a run at Crawford ...

October 26, 2010  09:29 AM ET
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i wouldn't trade Swisher to make room to acquire Werth, Werth K's too much and Swisher is a good batter, takes pitches, good eye, etc. oh and everyone on the Yanks had a bad post season this year.

agreed

October 26, 2010  09:30 AM ET
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yanks don't need crawford either...with the current lineup, they led the league in runs....that is not the issue...the issue is pitching...pure and simple...same problem they've had since 2002....

yup

October 26, 2010  09:31 AM ET
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no offense, but "cowboy up" is as gay as the claw and antlers...

uh huh

October 26, 2010  09:35 AM ET

When the only guys on your roster with good stats in the postseason are Cano and Berkman (who is on his way back to the NL), things look bleak. Can the Yanks get that primadonna Burnett to let Posada call his games?! His ERA would drop a buck. I think age is catching up with the Yanks.

October 26, 2010  09:36 AM ET
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When the only guys on your roster with good stats in the postseason are Cano and Berkman (who is on his way back to the NL), things look bleak. Can the Yanks get that primadonna Burnett to let Posada call his games?! His ERA would drop a buck. I think age is catching up with the Yanks.

Not as bleak as they are in Queens

October 26, 2010  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

When the only guys on your roster with good stats in the postseason are Cano and Berkman (who is on his way back to the NL), things look bleak. Can the Yanks get that primadonna Burnett to let Posada call his games?! His ERA would drop a buck. I think age is catching up with the Yanks.

I don't think Posada could help with his location

October 26, 2010  09:39 AM ET

Keep Swish, get pitching.

October 26, 2010  09:40 AM ET
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no offense, but "cowboy up" is as gay as the claw and antlers...

Tell that to the "04 Sox.

October 26, 2010  09:42 AM ET

Putting Werth, a guy with poor splits away from his small home park into a park with a spacious leftfield will likely be the next FA implosion

October 26, 2010  09:42 AM ET

I hope he goes to the Yankees just so he will have to shave that crap off of his face

October 26, 2010  09:42 AM ET
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Keep Swish, get pitching.

It's the pitching stupid. Keep repeating that until people get it. Lee makes total sense. Werth does not.

October 26, 2010  09:44 AM ET
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Jason Bay, 2011

True. Maybe the Mets should try to sign him. It fits with their strategy of World Class Sucktitude.

 
October 26, 2010  09:45 AM ET
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which one of these jackwagon's on here is Cashman? Is it Bronxpride? If so...get PITCHING! yank fans don't want Werth or Crawford...

It would be great if the FA market for Corner Outfielders imploded (again) and they both had to sign in late March for 1 year $3.5M.

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