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Friday, January 9, 2009

All Nady and Swisher, all the time

Xavier Nady and Nick Swisher have become the new Mark Teixeira and CC Sabathia around Yankees Universe lately. Will the Yankees trade one of them? Will they stand pat? Time will tell.

Jon Heyman believes one is easier to deal than they other.

The Yankees are looking to trade either Xavier Nady or Nick Swisher. But from here, Swisher would be difficult to deal, with $20 million left and coming off a .219 season. The Braves and Pirates showed some interest before the Yankees took him as logical first-base insurance. While Nady is a year from free agency, his market should be much stronger.
I know some people disagree with me (Jane), but I wouldn't mind keeping both and having Johnny Damon patrol center for the year.

I don't see the need to trade Swisher or Nady. Depending on the players the Yankees get back, I don't think the Yankees traded for these two players to trade them away. The Yankees gave up some nice pieces for Nady and Damaso Marte, and while Swisher struggled last season, he draws walks and has put up better numbers in the past.

It's a tough call, and I'm glad I'm not the one who has to make the ultimate decision.


She-Fan said...

No, I'm not a fan of Damon in CF. :) But I agree that there's no real need to trade either Swisher or Nady. What does Cashman hope to get in return? Do we know?

Andrew Fletcher said...

I haven't heard anything about returns. Maybe relief help?

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't suprise me if these guys are being shopped with the mindset of getting Manny Ramirez in pinstripes.

Andrew Fletcher said...

That's interesting...I haven't thought about that. I doubt the Yankees will make a run at him though.

Chris said...

I like having both guys, they'll add depth to the roster. And in today's game, thanks to the removal of "greenies", players are starting to need more time off to rest.

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