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Nick Swisher Is The Difference Maker

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 25:  Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Photo Day at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 25, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Jason KimCorrespondent IApril 6, 2010

Nick Swisher.

You know what to expect from him: high on base percentage, some pop, average glove, and an inconsistent average. 

But what makes this player so special is how he changes teams.

Many baseball fans think of him as a normal power hitter.

Well, he can do more than just hit.

How he changes them? How he plays. He shows that he loves to play the game. He loves the fans. He loves the game. He brings the team mood up.

This might not seem like a lot, but it changes the team chemistry throughout the whole season.

If it wasn't for Brian Cashman bringing in Nick Swisher in the 2009 offseason, and got someone else like Jack Cust who can pretty much match up similar stats with him, this team probably would not have won the World Series. I know it's hard to just rely on one person to win it all, but Swish was a big part of the Bronx Bombers. He's not one of those players that'll argue, "well my salary is too small... I wanna get out of here."

He went perfectly along with A.J. Burnett who jokes around.

Nick Swisher knows how to play the game.

 

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