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Why Nick Swisher’s Latest Comments Are Final Nail in Yankees Career’s Coffin

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Nick Swisher probably wasn't going to be with the New York Yankees next year anyway. 

Set to become a free agent after the season, Swisher reportedly wants "Jayson Werth money," according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. That means he's looking for a seven-year, $126 million contract.

In the past, perhaps the Yankees would have gone for such a deal. But principal owner Hal Steinbrenner aims to have the team's payroll below the $189 million luxury tax threshold for 2012. Giving Swisher $18 million per season for the next seven years doesn't fall in line with that ambition. 

However, Swisher hasn't endeared himself to Yankees fans this postseason. He's one of the reasons the team's offense has been impotent, batting .154 ...

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