Nick Swisher Expected To Seek $100MM-Plus

Nick Swisher may look to match Jayson Werth’s seven-year, $126MM contract when he hits free agency after the season, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. Some Yankees people have heard Swisher will at least shoot for a deal in the $126MM range, according to Heyman. The Yankees don’t appear to have had extension talks with Swisher, but he’s interested in re-signing.

"Everyone knows how much I love New York. I've been very vocal about that. This place has been so amazing for me,'' Swisher said.

Swisher said Werth’s contract is “a great deal for him,'' but MLB executives aren’t convinced it’d be appropriate for Swisher, Heyman reports. One executive laughed about the possibility and another said “the Werth deal is insane'' so it doesn’t matter that he and Swisher resemble one another statistically. Perhaps a three-year, $45MM contract or a four-year, $60MM contract would be more reasonable, the executive suggested.

Dan Lozano of Icon Sports Group represents Swisher. In my view he wouldn’t be doing his job if he didn’t push for a possible nine-figure contract. It may not be the most likely outcome for Swisher, but it’s a possibility an aggressive agent should be expected to pursue.


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97 Comments on "Nick Swisher Expected To Seek $100MM-Plus"


Jaysfan724
3 years 6 days ago

Looks like someone’s been smoking too many Swishers.

Lunchbox45
3 years 6 days ago

win

YanksFanSince78
3 years 6 days ago

…w/ Snoop Dogg, B-Real and Katt Williams in attendance. Someone need’s to tell him “Less puffing and more passing homie”.

Luckily, I think that’s more people’s assumption and less what Swisher and his agent are probably thinking.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 6 days ago

Chronic jokes aside..Swisher is a very good player.

Since 2010:

.274/.364/.481 w/ 70 hrs, a 12% walk rate and a combined overall 10.6 WAR and 10.4 UZR.

Overall, he’s been better than Jones, Choo, Willingham, etc.

4/$54 seems fair to me. Ages 32, 33, 34 and 35 and then cut bait.

corey23
3 years 6 days ago

why not though, if werth gets that much why not try. it’s insane how much teams are overpaying guys.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 6 days ago

His agent SHOULD try, especially if he has a thick skin, a poker face and brass cojones. “Werth” a shot. That’s going to be a new catch phrase whenever a player’s agent asks for a crazy contract and get’s rebuffed.

“Hahahaha….oh my..That was funny. Hey, it was WERTH a shot, right?”

3 years 6 days ago

No way in H*** I give him $100 Mil. Please tell me this is a late, late, April Fools joke.

mike melusky
3 years 6 days ago

If he’s expecting a $100M contract, then Shane Victorino better be doing the same. Swish will probably sign for something like 4/60 when it’s all said and done.

Hey Its Placido Polanco
3 years 6 days ago

WTF? How would his agent say that with a straight face?

Blanketsburg
3 years 6 days ago

Within the two years before Werth’s deal, he provided excellent defense and good baserunning, along with the similar offensive numbers. Even as a Red Sox fan I like Nick Swisher, but Werth was overpaid, and Swisher is not worth even close to that much. Even J.D. Drew-money would be a stretch.

stl_cards16
3 years 6 days ago

This cannot be serious.

jacks100
3 years 6 days ago

The only way Nick Swisher gets a 100MM+ contract is if he signs for 100+ years.

CT
3 years 6 days ago

Hahaha, great joke!?!?!

3 years 6 days ago

“a great deal for him”

It’d be a great deal for me if I made $126M over 7 years too.

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
3 years 6 days ago

Good Luck Swisher! I was thinking 10-12 Mil a year so maybe a 50-60 Mil contract?

CT
3 years 6 days ago

Werth didn’t deserve his contract, what makes Swisher think he deserves a Werth contract?

JacksTigers
3 years 6 days ago

No way. I’d be surprised if he gets more than $50 over four. He’s okay, but not that good. A Victor Martinez type contract would be fair.

3 years 6 days ago

Good call, and VMart-type contract might be pushing it since VMart plays (occasionally) catcher

JacksTigers
3 years 6 days ago

How I see it is that Martinez is a better hitter, but his horrid defense compared to Swisher evens it out a bit. Both are similar in WAR.

Crucisnh
3 years 6 days ago

Good points. I also think that Swisher is somewhat of a product of playing in the orgasmically LHH friendly bandbox known as Yankee Stadium. And a team whose ballpark isn’t nearly as lefty friendly should be wary of signing Swisher for big bucks.

3 years 6 days ago

Agreed; there are other considerations besides WAR. Swisher has much better lineup & home field

hardcoreforhardcore
3 years 6 days ago

Shoot for the stars I guess. The best I can see him doing is maybe a little less than Jason Bay’s contract and that’s the absolute best case scenario.

3 years 6 days ago

4 years $42 million, and he has to sign in a small ballpark to make that worth the contract too. Swisher has little power.

RedEyedDream
3 years 6 days ago

Well, no, he hit 80 home runs in the football field that is O.co in his 1,617 ABs with Oakland. So please tell me how he has little power again?

itsmewade
3 years 6 days ago

Wow, I was thinking less than half of that. He is well rounded, but I would say something like 4/$48 at most.

stonepie
3 years 6 days ago

easy decision for swisher to walk

groogas
3 years 6 days ago

Uhm, if that’s the case then so long Swish. Love the guy and all, but he’s no $100 million + player. Not to mention the last years of such a contract would likely mean declining numbers from him… Werth was overpaid so his contract should not be part of the argument.

walnutfalcons
3 years 6 days ago

I, for one, would love to lock Nick Swisher up at $17 million a year until he’s 40. The dude is a good player and seems like a class act, but come on. Like everyone here has said, 4 years/40+ million should be the most he gets.

3 years 6 days ago

Someone will give him a 5th year somewhere in the range of 14 million per.
$70 mil /5 years would be a heck of a contract for him and not that over valued when you look at the comparables in free agency.

Lunchbox45
3 years 6 days ago

translation.. if some GM was crazy enough to overpay Werth, I expect to be grossly overpaid as well.

wrestlingcritic
3 years 6 days ago

Yeah, but one also has to remember that mike rizzo VASTLY overpaid for werth and has to date been the single worst signing of that offseason