Supposedly, Nick Swisher's agent, Joe Bick, reached out to San Francisco Giants General Manager Brian Sabean this past week and the rumor is that Bick and Swisher are aiming to land in San Francisco.
Swisher reportedly wants to join a winning club and has spoken with some reporters about wishing to get out of the excessively busy lifestyle of New York City and returning to the west coast. (He was an Oakland A in his formative years.)
However, the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies are all also very "serious" in attaining Swisher. Most of these clubs are offering 3 years at $11-$13 million as the annual salary.
-San Francisco GM Brian Sabean says that the team is very "optimistic" about resigning Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro and left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt. In the case of the latter, a deal has already been offered to Affeldt of approximately $5/$5.25/$6 million per year for 3 years.
-Meanwhile, the Minnesota Twins are courting free agent starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who was injured in the horrible line drive hit to his head on September 5th when the Oakland A's hosted the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Twins are also looking at free agent starting pitchers Anibal Sanchez, Joe Blanton, Ryan Dempster and Brett Myers.
-Los Angeles Dodgers spending tons of money just to bid on a South Korean wunderkind pitcher! This team knows no financial limits... http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...-is-257mm.html
-Los Angeles Dodgers are seriously targeting Kevin Youkilis, which is scaring other clubs off, considering the Los Angeles Dodgers' astonishing financial might and power.
-Dodgers still suck.