(How could you not want this guy back next year?)
Did I miss something? Has Nick Swisher not been amongst the top 10 all-around OF in the American League since the Yankees acquired him (at least)? Does he not produce above-average output defensively in right field? Does he not put up above-average (sometimes All Star-worthy) numbers up at the plate as a switch hitter? Does he have a team-friendly $10.25 million team option for 2012?
Then why the hell is everybody talking about Swish like he's not coming back? What the F? Mike A. at RAB started this shit last week and the proceeded to fuel the Yankee fan fire of stupidity with this on Monday. Of course, those 2 posts all but forced his colleague Joe Paw to join the fray today, and even my man Larry K. at TYA is getting in on the action.
Guys, please. Stop this. Swish isn't going anywhere. You know it, I know it, and even if the American people and other Yankee fans don't know it, please don't potentially pour gas on a fan fire of stupidity that hasn't been and doesn't need to be lit.
Did he suck balls in the playoffs this year? Sure. But that doesn't mean the Yankees shouldn't pick up Swish for 2012 and it sure as shit doesn't mean that they are considering not picking him up. I know the season is over, and there's only so many "2011 season recap" posts we can all write, but don't stoop to catering to the dumb Yankee fan demographic for the sake of posting something. You're above that.