People can hate Swisher all they want but the bottom line is this team is losing its 2nd best hitter. Unless they are getting Josh Hamilton there will be a drop off in production from RF next year. And considering there is a great chance A-Rod and Tex keep declining and real concern for how Jeter will bounce back they can't lose any production in any spot in this lineup and expect the lineup to be a strong suit.
I don't know how people aren't more concerned with the lineup for next year to be honest. Obviously there is a small chance Cashman could pull off a big move and trade for a bat with some upside but chances are slim. Most likely our OF/DH will be filled by Ichiro/platoon players.