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Yankees hoping Swisher turns down offer

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08:18 AM ET 11.02 | By most indications, the Yankees are willing to draw the curtain on the Nick Swisher era. While they were still planning to make the $13.3-million qualifying offer to the free-agent outfielder on Friday, they appear hopeful he won't take it. The offer is likely to be made only to protect the draft choice. The Yankees seem to believe it's very unlikely Swisher will take the one-year offer; in fact, they seem to be counting on it. ... [Swisher] should still be able to get at least a three-year deal, and perhaps even a longer one. The Yankees generally are pleased with the overall production Swisher gave them in his four years in New York, but they see the era as being over after another rough potseason for Swisher.

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November 2, 2012  09:12 AM ET

That's a big risk to take. That goober seems to love playing in NY. He may just take the offer.

November 2, 2012  09:17 AM ET

The man made a little over 10 mill in 12, terrible post season, he thinks he deserves a 5 year 100 million dollar contract, his agent needs to tell him to take the Yankees offer but he won't.

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November 2, 2012  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That's a big risk to take. That goober seems to love playing in NY. He may just take the offer.

Agreed. Swisher isn't stupid. He gets media attention because he plays in New York and he likes it. Plus, he becomes a .240 hitter without Tex, ARod and Cano in the same line up with him.

November 2, 2012  10:10 AM ET

I think he'll take the year and try to prove himself in next years playoffs. Then he'll want a bigger contract.

November 2, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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F the draft pick......Offer nothing but the door to him

Agree 100%

November 2, 2012  10:17 AM ET
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That's a big risk to take. That goober seems to love playing in NY. He may just take the offer.

That is what I am afraid of.

November 2, 2012  10:46 AM ET

wiseup: i would not put it past Swisher to take Yankees offer just for spite, knowing the Yankees made offer to get him to leave. After all most of Yankee lineup didnt exactly produce much .

November 2, 2012  10:49 AM ET
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I think he'll take the year and try to prove himself in next years playoffs. Then he'll want a bigger contract.

assuming they make the playoffs

November 2, 2012  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That's a big risk to take. That goober seems to love playing in NY. He may just take the offer.

He didn't like the way the fans got on his case though.

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November 2, 2012  11:35 AM ET

Swisher has never been a good enough player to be worthy of defining an 'Era' after him. The Jeter Era. The A-Rod Era, The Cano Era....These all make some sort of sense. The Swisher Era?

November 2, 2012  12:02 PM ET

Agree on that - Swisher has been a nice regular season player, but certainly not worthy of calling any period his "era." The only real "era" player at the moment is Jeter. "Nightmare" is more like it for Arod over the past three years and every year in the playoffs, save 2009. $13M is too much for what Swisher brings to the party, particularly with the post season pathos. Yanks need to learn from observing Baltimore, San Francisco and others that you do not need a big contract at every position to win. A few reliable leaders with the big bucks and enthusiastic role players supported by solid pitching will win championships, maybe not every year, but no one is going to win every year.

November 2, 2012  12:07 PM ET

Not only that, Nick Swisher, should NEVER be allowed Into Yankee Stadium again, as a Yankee or a visitor. When you would rather play on the road, instead of in Yankee Stadium in October, that shows that you are not worthy of wearing pinstripes. You don't make the Yankees, the Yankees make you. Peace.

November 2, 2012  12:09 PM ET
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Swisher has never been a good enough player to be worthy of defining an 'Era' after him. The Jeter Era. The A-Rod Era, The Cano Era....These all make some sort of sense. The Swisher Era?

The "Whiffer" Era sounds about right.

November 2, 2012  12:15 PM ET
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The man made a little over 10 mill in 12, terrible post season, he thinks he deserves a 5 year 100 million dollar contract, his agent needs to tell him to take the Yankees offer but he won't.

No he won't but he'll soon find out that he was paid pretty well in NY for what he is.

November 2, 2012  01:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

F the draft pick......Offer nothing but the door to him

the player should take whatever the team offers him, and if its the door so beat it!!!!

November 2, 2012  01:52 PM ET

Lose him or keep him for 1 more year at a reasonable price--either way works ok for the Yankees on the field. I suspect that is why Cashman made the offer. The real questions are at catcher, starting pitcher, closer, LF, and possibly CF. Should they bring back Eric Chavez for another year?

 
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