Swisher for Cameron Rumor Shot Down – Braves Interested

by Ben Cook on January 13, 2009

Despite a recent report, the Yankees and Brewers were apparently not in discussions to swap Nick Swisher for Mike Cameron. Buster Olney goes so far as to say that the two teams haven’t talked since the Winter Meetings.

This comes as good news to Yankees fans, specifically Joseph P. over at the River Ave Blues blog, who pointed out that the Yankees would have been trading youth (Swisher) for age (Cameron) without much of an upgrade in overall performance. And, while the Yankees showed everyone they can still spend unlike anyone else, getting older is not the direction they need to be headed in.

And, while the Swisher for Cameron rumor proved to be less than accurate, the Yankees are looking to deal from their depth in the outfield, and according to Ken Rosenthal (4nd paragraph) have had talks with the Altanta Braves about either Swisher or Xavier Nady.

The Yankees don’t really have many pressing needs right now having signed three of the best free agents on the market,  but could certainly stand to stock up a farm system that will send its 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, round picks to teams in compensation for those free agents.

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