It looks like we have found our everyday first baseman. Cashman said that Swisher is more of a corner outfielder or first baseman and that he will be an everyday player. He`d be more of an insurance policy for centerfield. He also implied that they will be going with a defense first type guy in centerfield which probably means Brett Gardner.
This means they can focus all of their considerable amounts of money on starting pitching. If Texiera or Dunn fall right into their lap they`d be fools to not sign them but I see what they`re thinking. They want to lower payroll but at the same time sign two starting pitchers.
Cashman did not totally rule out Swisher playing center and I still like the idea but I have to admit it would give them a very weak defense to sign Dunn and put Swisher in center. I think Swisher is an upgrade over Giambi any day. As well as being 15 million dollars cheaper.