Heyman says the Yankees will make the offer so to receive draft compensation for Swisher when he signs with a new team.
In regards to a new deal, Heyman says competing executives around the game expect Swisher to sign a three-year deal this winter.
In 148 games for the Yankees in 2012, Swisher - who turns 32 in November - hit .272 with a .364 OBP and .473 SLG, 24 home runs and 93 RBI with 141 strikeouts in 537 at-bats - he hit 11 home runs at home, 13 on the road.
He went just 5-for-30 with two RBI in the playoffs in 2012.
This guy drives me nuts, but so do many Yankee players. I mean, he always seems to have a condescending smirk on his face...he's just annoying.
With that said, I think he would be a solid addition for the Mets on a two or three year deal. He's a switch hitter who has put together eight consecutive seasons of 20 home runs or more and, with a career OBP of .361 and SLG of .467, he certainly fits the mold of a guy Sandy Alderson would seek (and need). He also knows and loves New York, and he's shown he's not necessarily a product of Yankee Stadium's short porch in right field.
There will presumably there will be competition for Swisher's services up and down the National League East - since every team in the division needs outfielders - and so it will be interesting to see how the bidding pans out for him. It also remains to be seen if the Mets can and/or are willing to invest the kind of resources it would take to acquire a player like Swisher, who would most definitely improve their situation in the outfield to a large degree.