The 2009 New York Yankees will be remembered for the following: World Series Champions, Alex RodriguezÆs steroid controversy, and the $423 million in salary for their newest recruits, CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, and A.J. Burnett. The most underrated signing on this champion roster is that of Nick Swisher. Swisher brought back the swagger that the late '90s, early millennium Yankee squads had, but had been missing for some time. The world first heard of Nick Swisher in Moneyball by Michael Lewis.á He was part of the new movement (Sabermetrics) in the Oakland Athletics organization.á A movement that some might say changed the way general managers, coaches, players, mathematicians, statisticians, and fans looked at the way the game was played. On the other hand, this new way of thinking ha ...
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