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Swisher a fit in Philly?

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08:10 AM ET 12.19 | Though much of the heavy lifting is complete during this Philadelphia offseason, Ruben Amaro Jr. admits his eyes are open. Unless Amaro hits the bargain bin again and considers another low-risk, high-reward-type (Lance Berkman? Raul Ibanez?), the list of potential difference-making outfielders on the free-agent market has dwindled to Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher and Cody Ross. The Phils don't appear to have interest in the first two. ... If the Phils did decide to make a stealth pursuit of Swisher, who would seem to fit as a switch-hitting rightfielder with power and plate discipline, it would cost more than free-agent dollars. As a player who was extended (and declined) a qualifying offer, Swisher would cost his new team its first-round pick.

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December 19, 2012  09:31 AM ET

No thanks.

December 19, 2012  10:17 AM ET

He'll be the most disappointing free agent signed of 2013.

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December 19, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He'll be the most disappointing free agent signed of 2013.

Depends on who's hitting around him.... just as it has always been.

December 19, 2012  11:24 AM ET

swisher will cost any new team the first- round pick!!
it not matter what team signs swisher the first-round pick will still go to yanks!!!

December 19, 2012  11:25 AM ET
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I suspect he's not going to command a huge deal the way things are looking, and I'd also guess he'll end up giving his team reasonable production for the money. Until the postseason.

somebody would likely over pay this guy,just wait and see!!

December 19, 2012  11:46 AM ET

If he thinks that Philly's Fans will be more patient with his "Yo, Man Bro" antics, and his lack of postseason play, than Yankee Fans, then this kid is a bigger idiot than we know him to be. You don't under-perform, get called out on it, disrespect and turn your back (literally) on the FANS, say that you would rather play on the ROAD in OCTOBER, and expect to get a pass from any FAN that cares about their team.

Nick Swisher needs to go to an NL Team that does not play the Yankees at the Stadium. Also spare me the "He's a great clubhouse Guy" nonsense. Championships are won on the field

December 19, 2012  11:55 AM ET

teams eventually would play to the yankees in the interleague and swisher likely be facing yankees at the end!!

December 19, 2012  12:53 PM ET

________ a fit in Philly.

Today it's Swisher's turn to fill the Blank.

Tomorrow... Torii Hunter! Next Week... Johnny Damon.

December 19, 2012  01:35 PM ET

The Price is coming Down, who knows, by the time Spring Training comes around, he might just be a Met!

December 19, 2012  07:25 PM ET

He'd be a nice fit halfway around the globe in Japan.

December 19, 2012  07:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

somebody would likely over pay this guy,just wait and see!!

By 'this guy', do you mean every single MLB player?

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December 19, 2012  07:57 PM ET
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SWISH needs to stay put in the Bronx! You know he will hate shedding the pinstripes.

I thought Yankee fans wanted to run this guy out on a rail out of town?

December 19, 2012  08:39 PM ET
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I thought Yankee fans wanted to run this guy out on a rail out of town?

A stigma that seems to follow him wherever he goes.

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December 19, 2012  09:43 PM ET
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Swisher has had some good seasons in NY. I think he'll do okay anywhere he goes.

Take away the short porch in right and insert Swisher into a far weaker lineup and he doesn't sniff the numbers he compiled in NY.

December 20, 2012  01:46 AM ET
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Take away the short porch in right and insert Swisher into a far weaker lineup and he doesn't sniff the numbers he compiled in NY.

He may lose a little power but I think he is a consistent hitter, wherever he goes.

 
December 20, 2012  04:30 AM ET

Raul Ibanez? Don't listen to this crap, it's from the Philly Daily News. No one in Philly even reads it.

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