Now hold up just a second.
First of all, I like Nick Swisher. He's a fan favorite among Yankee fans who hits for a good amount of power.
However, I actually think the Yankees have too much power.
With Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez and Andruw Jones (if used as the designated hitter) in the lineup, plus the possible addition of Raul Ibanez, it;s ridiculous.
Also, at 31 years old, Swisher is nearing the end of his prime, has a mediocre batting average and is being paid a hefty $10.25 million this season
Swisher can still play, and with one year left on his contract, he'd be perfect for a National League team looking to contend.
In return, the Yankees could get some prospects to either help fill their farm system, or be used in a trade for another future star (similar to trading Montero for Pineda).
But who could fill in for Swisher?
Chris Dickerson, while still slightly younger, might be a decent fit.
Though he hasn't played in more than 97 games in a season, he has speed and the ability to hit for contact. He'd be a decent guy to have in the back of the lineup.
Another idea would be to use prospect Zoilo Almonte.
Last season, playing for Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton, he hit .276 with 15 homers, 77 RBI and 14 steals. Though he doesn't have a tool that stands out, he does have a good mix of power and speed. He can play all three outfield positions, which is always nice. He's also a switch hitter, just like Swisher.
Or they could...