Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14

08 May 2009: Nick Swisher in action during the Baltimore Orioles versus the visiting New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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Under the city lights of New York, Nick Swisher's personality often shined brighter than his performance. The smiling, laughing right fielder was largely overshadowed by the bigger names in the Yankees' lineup, but this winter, the Indians gave Swisher the star treatment and wooed him to Cleveland with a four-year deal. "Where we were going to be wanted and where we were going to be loved," Swisher said, explaining his decision to sign with the Indians. Make no mistake, though, the Yankees are going to want him and would love to have him back. During his four years with the Yankees, Swisher was one of five primary run producers. Other middle-of-the-order hitters came and went, but Swisher, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson were the regulars. Through that four-year stretch, Swisher's .367 on-base percentage was better than any of the other four. His .850 OPS was middle of the pack, behind Cano and Teixeira but better than Rodriguez and Granderso...
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