As the blackout last week rolled on, the conversations between my father and me inevitably rolled to baseball. One thing he kept bringing up was how this upcoming Hot Stove season would be the most challenging for Yankee GM Brian Cashman. While I think there may have been more pressure to reload after missing the [...]
Ask anyone who the best Yankee is and the answer will always be the same: Robinson Cano. Ask anyone who the second best Yankee is, however, and things get murkier. Some will say Derek Jeter. Others will say CC Sabathia. Few would say Nick Swisher, few [...]
Nick Swisher‘s future in pinstripes looks like it has come to a bitter end. Bitter, not because his play was underwhelming, but because consecutive postseason slumps caught up to him at the worst possible time. This offseason will be Swisher’s first time entering free agency, and entering his next season at 32 years [...]
After a prolonged September slump, Nick Swisher is one of the hottest hitters on the team. From August 27th to September 16th, the right fielder hit just .127/.244/.211. After a scheduled day off and a rain suspended game, Swisher has since picked things up with a .385/.484/.731 tripleslash. He’s got 4 homeruns over [...]
The next line is going to be hard for me to read later and it’s something I wish I didn’t have to write, but here goes: Nick Swisher is most likely not going to be back with the Yankees in 2013. Writing that sucked. I’ve been a Nick Swisher fan (almost to a [...]
Good morning, everyone. Nothing like some good old Panic Button hitting to wake you up, huh? Anyway, Mark Teixeira left last night’s game with an apparent wrist injury, but thankfully, the x-rays were negative. Still, it makes sense to plan for the worst (even if our plans won’t necessarily be implemented) [...]
With Nick Swisher‘s contract expiring at the end of the 2012 season and no obvious internal replacement, the Yankees will have a tough decision to make this offseason about whether to retain the services of their 31 year-old right fielder. On the surface, retaining Swisher seems like an easy call. He has been [...]
Late last month, I took a look at the slow start Nick Swisher was off to. He had seemingly reverted to an approach he used in 2010, but the results were obviously no where near the same as they were in 2010. However, after the disaster that was May for Nick–.242 wOBA, 42 [...]
In 2010, Nick Swisher came into the year with a narrative in tow. After struggling in the 2009 playoffs, where he hit just .128/.255/.234/.489 with one home run, Swisher decided a new approach was needed. He started swinging at more pitches and going more for contact. Sure enough, the plan worked. He posted [...]
The Yankees beat the Rays 5-3 tonight, behind the power of three home runs, two by DH Raul Ibanez and one by Curtis Granderson, and a (mostly) strong start by Ivan Nova. Tonight’s game also featured a save by David Robertson, the first Yankee save [...]
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