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Nick Swisher Expected To Seek $100MM-Plus


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Per MLB Trade Rumors, Swisher expects make somewhere near the $126 Million figure. Call me crazy, but where does he think he deserves that?

I'm thinking 4 Years - 60 million, similar to what the article suggests..

Link - http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/08/nick-swisher-expected-to-seek-100mm-plus.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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As the article points out, Swisher is looking to the Jayson Werth contract, and in that context, it doesn't seem that crazy.

After 2010, Werth was 31 years old and had a career OPS+ of 121. He'd only had two seasons in his career where he had played over 134 games. He had 120 homers and 406 RBI in 2939 PA.

Swisher will be 31 when this season ends and has a career OPS+ of 118. He's been much healthier than Werth, and has 203 homers and 649 RBI in 4092 PA.

So, is Swisher about as valuable a player as Werth was when he got his contract? I'd say so. But Werth's contract was insane, and I doubt that another team will be that aggressive, or anywhere close. I could see him getting in the 5/$75 mm range.

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