Swisher set to hire
Scott Boras Dan Lozano
Via Joel Sherman, Nick Swisher is set to replace long-time agent Joe Bick with Scott Boras. Robbie Cano did the same thing just a week ago. Swisher can become a free agent next winter after earning $9M during the upcoming season, but the Yankees hold a $10.25M club option for his services in 2012 ($1M buyout). If he performs like he has the last two years, that option is a no-brainer. It’s just a net $250,000 raise from his 2011 salary.
The Yankees might have to walk away after that, since Swisher will be 32 and Boras will comparing him to Carlos Beltran or Vernon Wells or something. I like Swish, but not that much. Can’t blame him though, Boras is the best at what he does.
Update (7:15 p.m.): Jerry Crasnick reports that Swisher has in fact hired Dan Lozano and not Boras to be his agent. So much for that. Lozano has a few high profile clients, namely Albert Pujols, Michael Young, and Jimmy Rollins.