Who’s On First

The Yankees traded for White Sox 1B/OF Nick Swisher today, and given the glut of outfielders aready in the mix, I assume they intend for him to play first base. This presumably takes them out of the running for Mark Teixeira, and suggests they may be trying to make a real run at 3 of the top line starting pitchers on the market. I also wonder if the Dodgers potential involvement in the Sabathia lottery doesn’t play a part in this; if Sabathia really wants to pitch in California, and the Dodgers are interested in paying him, the Yankees are going to have to shill out a monster package to get him in The Bronx.