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10 Reasons the Oakland A's Must Sign Nick Swisher
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Swisher's looking for his next home.

The Oakland Athletics were one game away from knocking the American League champion Detroit Tigers out of playoffs. But they lacked hitting—something Nick Swisher could effectively add to the lineup...again.

Swisher began his career in the A's organization and had a couple of solid years before he was traded to the Chicago White Sox. He eventually made his way to the New York Yankees, where he enjoyed several more successful years.

In 2013, it's hard to imagine him returning to the Big Apple, though.

So why should Oakland take a chance on a player it already had once? There are several reasons the move would be a good one. Here are 10.

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