David Cone has become one of the game’s best color men in the broadcast booth. He is one of the few such creatures that do not constantly spout endless euphemisms about productive outs and taking one for the team. Oh sure, Cone will occasionally talk about good clubhouse guys, but what he does more often is mention a consistent stream of spot on analysis of the latest sabermetric data during the course of the game. Very few are as good as Cone at knowing his numbers, what they mean and how they affect the Yankees both good and bad. One of the things that Cone mentioned over this lost weekend with the Reds was a change in Nick Swisher‘s approach at the plate. What Cone said concerned Swisher being more aggressive on the first pitch and walking less. The numbers seem to back up what Cone was saying. This is a new Nick Swisher. But is this a better Nick Swisher?
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