When the Yankees finished 89-73 and in third place of the American League East division, it found them out of the playoffs for the first time since 1993. It was a tough thing to swallow for the Yankee fans, players and management. Which is why general manager Brian Cashman vowed changes. Changes for the better. In November, the Yankees got cracking on how to fix their roster for the better. Nick Swisher: Acquired from the Chicago White Sox for Wilson Betemit and two minor leaguers on Nov. 13, 2008 This may go down as one of the greatest steals in Yankee trading history. All the Yankees gave up was utilityman Wilson Betemit and two minor leaguers in exchange for Swisher. At the time, Swisher was possibly going to play first base and right field while splitting time with Xavier Nady. A mon ...
Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - MLB
Article written by Doug Rush