Sunday, October 30, 2011
Three and out for Beltran
You can thank Scott Boras for the Yankees decision to pick up the option on Nick Swisher for the 2012 season. According to a source familar with the negotiations, the Yankees were seriously considering replacing Swisher in right-field with Carlos Beltran -- until the club learned on Saturday that Boras, Beltran's agent, was seeking a three-year deal for the oft-injured outfielder, who will turn 35 in April. That tipped the scales in favor of Swisher, who will return for one year at $10.25 million. And, presumably, get one last crack at proving he can produce in the post-season.