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Yankees after Torii Hunter?

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08:22 AM ET 11.01 | In the likely event Nick Swisher heads out of the Bronx, who will replace him? Will Torii Hunter be the answer? According to a source, the 37-year-old free agent was not expected to receive a qualifying offer from the Angels before Wednesday's midnight deadline, meaning the Yankees wouldn't have to sacrifice a draft pick if they were to sign the four-time All-Star. The source added that the Yankees are interested in Hunter, a nine-time Gold Glove winner who would add a much-needed righthanded bat to the lineup. Teams are permitted to speak with free agents now, though they can not discuss financial terms until Saturday. Hunter hit .313/.365/.451 with 16 home runs, 92 RBI and 81 runs scored in 140 games with the Angels this past season.

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November 1, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Perfect....just what they need.....another fading star....

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November 1, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Perfect....just what they need.....another fading star....

Took the words out of my mouth!

November 1, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Perfect....just what they need.....another fading star....

He would have been the third best hitter on the team, after Jeter and Cano, with those numbers.

November 1, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Perfect....just what they need.....another fading star....

Fading stars aren't those of the variety who are coming off the best year of their career.

November 1, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Hunter though makes no sense for the Yankees. No space for him.

Looks like Ichiro is going to resign, then they have both Granderson and Gardner returning. Don't be dumb and waste Gardner on the bench. Also, start Gardner in centre, he is better than Granderson in CF.

November 1, 2012  09:50 AM ET

He fits a need, and with Swisher gone and Soriano opting out, there is $28 million on the table with more to come. 2 year deal works for me.

November 1, 2012  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Hunter though makes no sense for the Yankees. No space for him.Looks like Ichiro is going to resign, then they have both Granderson and Gardner returning. Don't be dumb and waste Gardner on the bench. Also, start Gardner in centre, he is better than Granderson in CF.

Too many LH hitters now.

November 1, 2012  10:10 AM ET

There are too many guys on this team getting old at the same time.

November 1, 2012  10:12 AM ET

....he is 37, so fits the yanks perfectly...home of the really old **** players....

November 1, 2012  10:28 AM ET

Nick Swisher does not meet the minium age requirement for the Yankees......

November 1, 2012  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

....he is 37, so fits the yanks perfectly...home of the really old **** players....

And the choices are: Old players that may have a year or two left in them....Or....Young guys who are not ready or not MLB caliber players.


Takes your pick.

November 1, 2012  10:36 AM ET

Gardner is a .255 singles hitter who has never hit LH pitching. Steal bases? sure. Good OF? sure. But somehow because he did not play for a year some think he is better than he was. I submit that Dickerson could do what Gardner does, only better.

November 1, 2012  10:47 AM ET

Just what the Yankees need, another guy closer to 40 than 30. Yes, Hunter had a pretty good year in 2012. But the Yanks need to get younger, not older.

November 1, 2012  10:54 AM ET

If I were king of the forest, I would send Nunez to Arizona instructional league, teach him to play the OF and put him out there everyday. left or right field.

November 1, 2012  10:55 AM ET

Josh Hamilton sounds like a fit in NY.

November 1, 2012  10:58 AM ET

Doesn't Michael Bourn make the most sense? Putting him in center and then moving Granderson to RF?

November 1, 2012  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

There are too many guys on this team getting old at the same time.

one year deal would be the right move, can't see hunter playing in new york more than a year!!!!!

November 1, 2012  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

He fits a need, and with Swisher gone and Soriano opting out, there is $28 million on the table with more to come. 2 year deal works for me.

something has to be done,,, except the yanks can't lower the age leverage,,,,

 
November 1, 2012  11:16 AM ET

yankees get players who everbody thinks is done and turn them in to grat hitters ( raul ibanz, andrew jones)

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