Insider Pegs NL Team As Most Likely Suitor For Big-Name Shortstop

There are four big-time shortstops on the free agent market, but over a dozen teams that are hoping to land one. According to MLB Insider Jon Morosi thinks that the Chicago Cubs will have one of those All-Stars under contract by the end of the offseason.

"I will be very surprised if the Cubs do not add one of the big four superstar shortstops," Morosi told MLB Network. He added that the Cubs would be especially appealing for Dansby Swanson. 

"If Dansby Swanson is going to leave his hometown... the Cubs are a very appealing place for a couple of reasons: Number one, their GM, Carter Hawkins, is like Swanson, a Vanderbilt alum. So there's a connection there, Swanson knows the GM of the team... Also, Dansby's fiancee, Mallory Pugh is a World Cup-winning soccer player for the US Women's National Team and the Chicago Red Stars... How rare is it to have a professional sports couple of this caliber... in the same town?"

The Chicago Cubs have said they're ready to spend again this offseason to expedite the retooling process. 

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