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Nick Swisher to visit with multiple teams next week

Dec 13, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

Curtis Granderson, Nick Swisher AP

The market for Nick Swisher has been slow to develop this offseason, but things are beginning to fall into place now that Josh Hamilton has agreed to a five-year, $125 million deal with the Angels.

According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, Swisher plans to visit with multiple teams in person next week. It’s not clear what cities are on his itinerary, but the Indians have been his most aggressive suitor until now. The Mariners and Rangers could each be possibilities after missing out on Hamilton and don’t rule out the Red Sox if for some reason they aren’t able to finalize a contract with Mike Napoli.

Swisher, 32, batted .272/.364/.473 with 24 home runs, 93 RBI and an .837 OPS this past season. He turned down a one-year, $13.3 million qualifying offer from the Yankees to test free agency, so whoever signs him will have to surrender a draft pick.

  1. proudlycanadian - Dec 13, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Want contract. Will travel.

    Not sure if a team that has to give up a first round pick would be eager to sign him.

    • uyf1950 - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:26 PM

      My friend the Indians or Boston wouldn’t have to surrender a 1st round pick they played so bad last year that their 1st round picks are protected.

  2. fanofevilempire - Dec 13, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    I wonder if he will get 5 years and 25mil from the Red Sox……………..

    you know the Red Sox could have signed Hamilton and save 55mil…

    instead they signed a whole bunch of good guys and chemistry guys,,,,,,
    basically they blew it.

    …………..

    • cackalackyank - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:02 PM

      Given this years activities by the Sox thus far..I am going to go way out on a limb and say they have a 3 year 39 million dollar offer with his name on it. OH wait …maybe they will switch it up and offer him 4/52. LOL

  3. mojosmagic - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Somebody will over pay.

  4. brianforster - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    stay away from baltimore, nicholas.

    • psuravens19 - Dec 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM

      yeah… We Oriole fans don’t want a player with the following stat line:

      Swisher, 32, batted .272/.364/.473 with 24 home runs, 93 RBI and an .837 OPS this past season.

      As much as you may not like him, he would be a perfect fit for Baltimore and I would like to see it happen.

  5. clevelandschronic2 - Dec 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    I have a crazy feeling that the indians overpay for him and he turns into hafner 2.0. The front office needs to try to get fans to trust them so they go back in the stands. And so they can try to shut everyone up who says they never spend money.(which is so true). I was a baseball(indians) fan but as time went on this ownership has pushed me away And them trying to save face by overpaying for this guy who isnt even an allstar isnt gonna change that.

  6. cubsisles72 - Dec 13, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Sox…. PLEASE do NOT bring this bum to Fenway.

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