Nick Swisher

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Sweeny: Mariano, Yankees’ Sense Of Relief And More Offseason Notes

Can he come back to be the Great Mariano after such a severe injury? There is room for doubt, so the Yankees must fortify the rest of their setup corps as well. Does that include Rafael Soriano?


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Yankees Make Qualifying Offers To Soriano, Kuroda And Swisher

With the start of free agency looming, the Yankees have made qualifying offers to reliever Rafael Soriano, starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and right fielder Nick Swisher.


Torii Hunter and Derek Jeter on the field during the 81st MLB All-Star Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Torii Hunter Would Solve Yankees’ Problems

While the ALCS was one-sided, the battle for one of the most desirable free agents is expected to be a lot tighter.


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Girardi Expects A-Rod To Be Yankees’ ‘Everyday Third Baseman’ In 2013

While the Yankees will have plenty of decisions to make this offseason, the one that will garner the most headlines and create the biggest stir is what — or what not — to do with A-Rod.


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Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Mum On His Offseason Plan

How will Cashman address his aging team? Will he attempt to go younger or will he stick with his older guns? Will he attempt to deal the virtually untradeable A-Rod? Will he re-sign Nick Swisher? As usual, the longtime GM didn’t disclose his plans.


DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18:  (L-R) Alex Rodriguez #13, Eduardo Nunez #26, Robinson Cano #24 and Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees look on from the dugout late in the game against the Detroit Tigers during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Keidel: Can We Bank On The Yanks Next Year?

Ever since Larry Lucchino gave us the ominous but rather fitting moniker of “Evil Empire,” the Yankees have been largely unable to spend their way into the World Series.


DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18:  Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout after he struck out in the top of the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Yankees’ Postseason Struggles Indicate Decline Is At Hand

The Yankees long run at or near the top of the American League seems likely to come to an end next year. The reality of the situation is that the Yankees have gotten old.


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The Definition Of Insanity? Yankees Likely Not Planning Major Overhaul

WFAN’s Jon Heyman and Sweeny Murti have learned the Bombers’ front office appears to have no intention of making wholesale changes. In fact, it looks like they are about to offer some of the postseason culprits a lifeboat.


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Girardi Defends Postseason Decisions, Maintains That A-Rod Benching Was Baseball-Related

“(Rodriguez’s benching) had nothing to do with anything but what I felt was our best opportunity that day,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “I just think he was one of our guys that was struggling, like a lot of our other guys.”


Nick Swisher can't make play in Game 2 of the ALCS (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Unnamed Yankees Player Says Team ‘Spooked’ By Boos In Bronx

Blame it on the boos? According to one anonymous player, the unhappy home vibes may have contributed to New York being swept out of the ALCS.


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Big Decisions Ahead For Old, Flawed Yankees; Pettitte To Mull Return

The ALCS revealed serious cracks in the foundation, showing a team full of aging All-Stars at the plate, in the field and on the mound that suddenly seems a long, long way from championship caliber.


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Palladino: Tigers’ ALCS Sweep Over Yankees Was Inevitable

Go ahead. Admit it. It’s OK. You knew it was going to end like this, the Yanks and their life-support offense betrayed by ace CC Sabathia when they needed him most.


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Sticking To His Guns: Girardi Doesn’t Budge, Sits A-Rod And Granderson For Game 4

The Yankees kept their lineup the same as it would have been on Wednesday — with Rodriguez on the bench for the third time in nine postseason games. A-Rod is 3-for-23 with no RBIs in these playoffs.


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A-Rod, Granderson Benched For Game 4, Swisher Returns To Hit Second

Alex Rodriguez has been benched again by manager Joe Girardi, who also dropped center fielder Curtis Granderson from the starting lineup while trying to avoid elimination on Wednesday.


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Carton Plays Blame Game, Unleashes On Yankees’ Slumpers In Epic Rant

WFAN co-host Craig Carton let A-Rod have it — and he was just getting started. Yankees sluggers? More like Yankees slumpers.