The offer will be a one-year $13.3 million offer and will be made on Friday. Heyman says it will likely only be made to protect the draft choice.
More from Heyman’s article:
The Yankees generally are pleased with the overall production Swisher gave them in his four years in New York, but they see the era as being over after another rough postseason for Swisher. In his career, Swisher has just eight RBI in 154 postseason at-bats, with a .169 batting average and .589 OPS.
Swisher was a fan favorite for almost his whole stay in New York, but he expressed great disappointment at the fans’ booing of several Yankees in their ALCS sweep at the hands of the Tigers.
I will miss Nick Swisher a lot. He was one of the guys who was instrumental in changing the clubhouse culture in 2009 from a team full of straight laced and business-like guys to a team who came to the park and had a ball playing the game they grew up loving.
Were Swisher’s postseason failures frustrating to watch? Of course they were but Swisher was pretty great during the regular season in his four seasons in New York. He finished with a .268/.367/.483/.850 line in Pinstripes and hit 105 home runs while collecting 349 RBI from 2009-2012.