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It’s Time for Brett Gardner To Replace Nick Swisher in Starting Lineup

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Nick Swisher heard MVP chants early in the season, when he recorded 13 hits, 10 of which were extra-base hits, in his first 10 games.

The fact that Swisher's career batting average was .243 meant nothing to Yankee fans, who began talking about how the trade for the former Ohio State Buckeye would make the Yankees' season. As Borat would say, "Ehh not so much!"

In his last 31 games, the jocular Swisher is hitting a paltry .176 and has struck out 36 times. He still has a starting role, primarily as the right-fielder, and the only reason that fans are not yet calling for his head is that they know he is an exemplary clubhouse figure who keeps the team upbeat and in a good mood.

For that reason, you can expec...

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