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MLB Trade Speculation: New York Yankees Have No Option but to Keep Nick Swisher

another dismal postseason performance, a popular topic among many Yankee fans has been the desire to trade Nick Swisher in order to upgrade New York's right field position. 

The effervescent right fielder suffered through a miserable Division Series against the Detroit Tigers, a third consecutive year in which he has failed to make a positive impact during the postseason.

Despite his failing—in which Swisher is clearly not alone—the Yankees opted to exercise the team option on his contract, keep the powerful switch-hitter in the Bronx for the 2012 MLB season. Swisher will make $10.25 million in 2012.

Swisher has clearly been disappointing in the postseason, hitting only .160 with a .587 OPS in 28 playoff games as ...

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