MLB Rumors: Top 3 Potential Landing Spots For Dansby Swanson

For the second straight offseason, the free agent pool is loaded with a slew of All-Star shortstops. The Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson really entered that realm in 2022. He produced his 3rd straight high-impact year of production, hitting .277 with a .776 OPS along with 25 HR, 96 RBIs and 96 runs. He's also added an All-Star selection and a Gold Glove to his resume this past season. 

While the Braves have said they want him back, it hasn't happened yet, and Swanson is already getting plenty of attention from potential suitors. 

A look now at the 28-year-old's top 3 potential landing spots.

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs are ready to spend large this offseason, to accelerate the rebuild process. Shortstop is certainly a spot they're targeting.

Insider Jon Morosi says they've already been in touch with the agents not only for Swanson, but also for Carlos Correa, Trea Turner, and Xander Bogaerts. Cubs GM Jed Hoyer knows he's got the green light from owner Tom Ricketts to go out and spend big money on the right opportunity.

"I have total confidence — if we get to a place where we ask for a significant amount of money to sign one player or several players — that we’ll have his blessing. And I have no doubt the resources will be there.”

Minnesota Twins

The Twins were more than pleased with having Carlos Correa in the fold in 2022, but they were able to get him at a bargain price after he and his agent Scott Boras misread the free agent market for his services last year. But now, they'll be looking for full price, which they calculate is somewhere north of the $300M range. That will likely be too rich for the Twins' blood. But Swanson will be gettable for a long-term deal in the $150M+ range, perhaps more in the Twins' wheelhouse. They'll be desperate to replace Correa at the keystone.

Atlanta Braves

The Kennesaw, Georgia-born Swanson has played in his hometown his entire major league career. He'd love to stay, and the Braves would love to keep him. But it's just a matter of economics at this point. Atlanta is loathe to have any one player take up too great a percentage of the team salary structure, so they'll have to come to some kind of agreement that works for both sides. 

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