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Nick Swisher, Raul Ibanez May be options for Phillies

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06:26 PM ET 12.05 | With the outfield market getting slimmer and slimmer by the day, the Phillies have few options left to fill holes in center and right field. Two players who played with the Yankees last season may be on the Phillies radar. Nick Swisher has been a name that has been loosely linked to the Phillies, but now looks like it may be more likely than originally thought. Jim Bowden of ESPN.com tweeted that Swisher's most likely destinations are Philadelphia, Seattle and Cleveland. Swisher could add an immediate source of power to the Phillies lineup and could fit either behind Howard or possibly even bat second. Swisher hit. 272 with 24 home runs and 93 RBIs last season. Another rumor began today involving the Phillies and a free agent outfielder, this one was more of a surprise. Is Raul Ibanez heading back to the Phillies and his he bringing Nick Swisher with him?

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Raul Ibanez, AP Photo/Tomasso DeRosa Raul Ibanez, AP Photo/Tomasso DeRosa
December 5, 2012  06:27 PM ET

Old options..........But options..........

December 5, 2012  07:18 PM ET

I was wondering if it's possible for the Red Sox to add a player that's coming off a good season as opposed to a down one.

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December 5, 2012  09:32 PM ET

All players are a matter of price and term of commitment - unless the out right stink (which neither of these guys do). Swisher at 2 or 3 years at $10 million per is reasonable. At worth money it is beyond awful. Raul at $5 million for one season also works

December 5, 2012  09:33 PM ET

That was supposed to be "werth" money

December 5, 2012  09:35 PM ET
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Yeah, the Phillies don't suck enough, they should get some Nick Swisher to round out the roster.

Yeah. That's the ticket.

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December 6, 2012  05:09 AM ET

the SILLIES are in bad shape--- they need more than a center fielder--- they need a first baseman that has a brain, and a coach who can speak clearly and intelligently...

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December 6, 2012  03:12 PM ET

Swisser, can play right field, he has a good arm, and can fill in at 1st Base and he's not an old man yet, judging by what the Saux of Boston have been paying out he might be asking for 40-50 over 3 Years 60 Over 4-5?

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