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After an embarrassing finish to the 2012 season, the Bombers will be looking to shake things up in a major way.
The Yanks will no doubt let Nick Swisher walk, and Curtis Granderson's inability to hit for average and poor play in the postseason will have him leaving town as well.
Instead, the Bombers will take their money and make the move to bring in Hamilton, who does what Grandy and Swish can't—hit for average and power.
As a left-handed bat with immense power, Hamilton will enjoy hitting at Yankee Stadium with the short right field porch, making him a shoo-in for 40 homers and 100 RBI per season at least. That fact alone makes him an ideal fit for the Yankees.
Hamilton can play center field, but the Yanks would rather have Gardner's speed in that position, pushing Hamilton and his strong arm to a corner outfield position.