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08:15 AM ET 11.09 | When Brian Cashman woke up Friday, he had nearly $40 million riding on the day. [Friday] could be the most important day of the Yankees' offseason. It also could be the one day this offseason in which the Yankees are the industry's most important team. By 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, we'll learn whether Hiroki Kuroda, Rafael Soriano and Nick Swisher have accepted or declined the Yankees' qualifying offers of one year and $13.3 million for 2013; just five players, total, from the other 29 teams must make the same decision. Only from there will the Yankees have a perfectly clear picture of how challenging their Hot Stove assignment will be. "We'd be very happy [if all three accepted]. Let's put it that way," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said [Thursday].

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November 9, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Concidering Soriano opted out of his contract I don't see him accepting and Kuroda looks to be getting a lot of interest from other teams so that leaves Swisher.

November 9, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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Concidering Soriano opted out of his contract I don't see him accepting and Kuroda looks to be getting a lot of interest from other teams so that leaves Swisher.

Yeah, Swisher would be nuts if he didn't take the $13.3M and run away laughing.

November 9, 2012  09:05 AM ET

Probably none of them will take the offer because their agent tells them they are worth more on the open market and greed sets in. But there is only one good thing these teams are doing by offering them a contract they will get a draft pick if they don't accept the offer.

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November 9, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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Yeah, Swisher would be nuts if he didn't take the $13.3M and run away laughing.

That is why I hold out hope. He is nuts.

November 9, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Red Sox fans and managment would be happy too; keeps the Yankees out of the FA market for talent for these positions.

November 9, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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Yeah, Swisher would be nuts if he didn't take the $13.3M and run away laughing.

He won't take it. 5 teams are interested including the Rangers and Mariners besides he's looking a longer term deal.

November 9, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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Yeah, Swisher would be nuts if he didn't take the $13.3M and run away laughing.

He's nuts them. Swisher turned the offer down this morning, as did Soriano.

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November 9, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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He won't take it. 5 teams are interested including the Rangers and Mariners besides he's looking a longer term deal.

Your powers are strong today. You predicted correctly. And I will predict that Swisher will be a flop if he signs with a team that doesn't have hitters to protect him.

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November 9, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Morning all.

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November 9, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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Moose is in reality John Heyman

Moose is Slinky's 3rd nut?

November 9, 2012  10:09 AM ET

Let Swish go...he is a great clubhouse guy but paying him what he wants is crazy. Hopefully they will get to keep Kuroda and sign Soria and make a trade for another outfielder (Choo, Upton)

November 9, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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Moose is Slinky's 3rd nut?

Heeyyyy ... whatchit there bub!

 
November 9, 2012  10:12 AM ET

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