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Orioles met today with the representatives for Nick Swisher

Orioles met today with the representatives for Nick Swisher

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » December 4th, 2012, 8:44 pm

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/ ... 5700274177

AL source: Orioles met today with the representatives for Nick Swisher.
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PostPost #2 by ofahn » December 4th, 2012, 8:54 pm

Jordan Tuwiner wrote:https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/276138545700274177



If we can't sign LaRoche I'd be willing to settle for Swisher IF they limit the deal to two years and a vested option. Essentially, the same contract the Nats are offering LaRoche.

It sucks we lose our 1st Rnd pick, though.
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PostPost #3 by Seafordeagles » December 4th, 2012, 10:16 pm

ofahn wrote:
If we can't sign LaRoche I'd be willing to settle for Swisher IF they limit the deal to two years and a vested option. Essentially, the same contract the Nats are offering LaRoche.

It sucks we lose our 1st Rnd pick, though.


They will have to overspend to sign Swisher and that goes against what you said in this earlier post:

If we over spend anywhere it should be in our scouting, development and International signings. Fill the pipeline with young marketable prospects and we can trade for what we need at a price we can afford.
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Re: Orioles met today with the representatives for Nick Swisher

PostPost #4 by ofahn » December 4th, 2012, 10:46 pm

Seafordeagles wrote:They will have to overspend to sign Swisher


IMO Swisher is NOT worth a premium.
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PostPost #5 by Seafordeagles » December 4th, 2012, 10:55 pm

ofahn wrote:
IMO Swisher is NOT worth a premium.


Is he worth as much as Victorino? I actually think he's worth more.
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PostPost #6 by ofahn » December 4th, 2012, 11:39 pm

Seafordeagles wrote:
Is he worth as much as Victorino? I actually think he's worth more.


Maybe so, but IMO he's not worth where the market is. I would make the offer I thought was worth and not budge from that. If that means he goes somewhere else then we win.
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PostPost #7 by Old Sneakers » December 5th, 2012, 12:11 am

I agree with Ofahn, if he is looking to get a deal something comparable to what others have recently gotten I'd rather we went our own way.

You can always expect to see a few players get signed for deals more than their worth, but it rarely works out well for the team in question.
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Re: Orioles met today with the representatives for Nick Swisher

PostPost #8 by Matt P » December 5th, 2012, 2:13 am

While I love Swisher and have wanted him on this team since free agency started I'm afraid he is just simply going to be far more expensive than what he will be worth.

With the recent signings of Victorino and Pagan I imagine Swisher is asking for around 4/60. I think the max I would go is 4/48 for Swisher and I'm afraid that in this current market he will get much more than that.
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PostPost #9 by ofahn » December 5th, 2012, 7:58 am

Matt P wrote:I think the max I would go is 4/48 for Swisher


IMO anything beyond 2/26M is a bad contract regardless of how stupid other teams are.
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PostPost #10 by birdwatcher55 » December 5th, 2012, 3:54 pm

I hear the cold cuts were good :lol:
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PostPost #11 by STrone03 » December 5th, 2012, 4:13 pm

I'd go 2/22m for Swish. Don't really think he fits in the clubhouse though so I would be okay with him going anywhere else.
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PostPost #12 by Rising O's » December 6th, 2012, 11:15 am

I wouldn't go anything more than 2/16 for Swisher. His stats are Yankee Stadium bloated.
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PostPost #13 by Matt P » December 6th, 2012, 11:37 am

Rising O's wrote:I wouldn't go anything more than 2/16 for Swisher. His stats are Yankee Stadium bloated.


In 2012 he hit better at home but had more power on the road, in 2011 he was better at home, in 2010 he was better on the road, and in 2009 he was better on the road.
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