There are many people in the Yankee universe right now who are unhappy with Nick Swisher.
A postseason of frustration is being laid at his feet. This is because his career numbers in the postseason are not that gaudy.
.169/.295/.323 with 4 HR 6 RBI and 21 walks in 124 AB is nothing amazing to be certain, but that's the thing, it's ONLY 124 AB'S!
It is far too small a sample size to make a judgment on a player.
For example, Nick Swisher had 125 AB's this past season through the May 15th game against the Boston Red Sox.
Swisher hit .217/.333/.310 with 2 HR 14 RBI and 23 walks in those 125 AB's.
What would have happened if the Yankees had cut ties with Nick Swisher after those disappointing 125 AB's?
They would not have gotten the .275/.380/.494 triple slash with 21 HR 71 RBI and 73 BB in the following 397 AB's.
The point simply is that it is silly to give up a very productive hitter at an affordable contract for a poor showing over the course of 124 AB's. He is simply too good for his performance to continue being that bad.
Do not give up on him.