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Swisher seeking 'Jayson Werth money'

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08:08 AM ET 08.22 | Jayson Werth's greatest gift may be as a "comp" to his peers. Word going around is, Nick Swisher, the Yankees' eternally upbeat rightfield power supply, may seek a "Jayson Werth contract" when he hits free agency at the end of the year. To baseball fans, that is well-known to mean $126 million over seven years. In other words, it's a lot more money than most folks have guessed so far for Swish. Second-hand or not, some Yankees people have heard that's the figure Swisher is thinking about and may at least shoot for, and one other source who's spoken to Swisher said that, indeed, Swisher has shown real interest in Werth's deal. It's believed the two sides have had no extension talks yet.

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August 22, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Good luck with that, Nick.

August 22, 2012  08:15 AM ET

I don't see this happening.

August 22, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Swish, you don't want to say "Jayson Werth Money" to owners and GMs. They hear that phrase and and think "ridiculously overpaid".

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August 22, 2012  08:38 AM ET
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What an idiot....

Well, he IS a Yankee. So that might explain it.

August 22, 2012  08:49 AM ET

I think Werth is Overpaid! and Swisser is a better Player! I don't see him signing an extension!

August 22, 2012  08:56 AM ET
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Good luck with that, Nick.

When I read the headline, I clicked on it with the intention of posting this very comment.

August 22, 2012  08:58 AM ET

This guy is a career .250 hitter. The Yanks might give you half of that figure, but I am sure you will not accept and could find yourself out of baseball period.

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August 22, 2012  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Swish, you don't want to say "Jayson Werth Money" to owners and GMs. They hear that phrase and and think "ridiculously overpaid".

Yeah, I'm guessing he skipped the Marketing courses at The Ohio State University.

August 22, 2012  09:05 AM ET

All I can say is - Wow!!- Wish I could get my hands on whatever Swisher is smoking!!!!

August 22, 2012  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This guy is a career .250 hitter.

I'm not saying he's worth a Werth contract, but this is pretty misleading. His career BA is .255, not .250. Secondly, BA is a pretty antiquated way of looking at a batter. His career OPS is .827, and his OPS over the last three seasons is .845. Those numbers are respectable.

August 22, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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So is CAT and all the other tools on this site.

Conversely, you are awesome. Really, really awesome.

August 22, 2012  09:14 AM ET

So Swisher is 32 and wants a contract that is universally panned in the sport. Some of these guys are clueless.

August 22, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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Swish, you don't want to say "Jayson Werth Money" to owners and GMs. They hear that phrase and and think "ridiculously overpaid".

Nick wants "Vernon Wells" money!

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August 22, 2012  09:18 AM ET

I don't really care what your name is, if you are 32 or 33, owners should really only be handing you a 3 year deal. Especially, if you play in the NL.

 
August 22, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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Nick wants "Vernon Wells" money!

Hahaha!

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