MLB Rumors: Dansby Swanson Has New "Serious" Suitor

We've heard about the Chicago Cubs and the Minnesota Twins, and perhaps the Los Angeles Dodgers, in addition to the incumbent Atlanta Braves. But Dansby Swanson's market just got another determined suitor in the Boston Red Sox.

MLB Insider Jon Heyman says the Red Sox appear to be "seriously considering" the star free agent shortstop. 

The BoSox, of course, lost their own homegrown All-Star shortstop of the last ten years when Xander Bogaerts went to the San Diego Padres on a massive $280M contract that was said to be more than $100M above Boston's last offer. 

The Red Sox, though, might have a better understanding now of the cost of doing business in this insane 2022 free agent market, and perhaps they're ready to play ball. 

Swanson will be entering his age-29 season in 2023 and is coming off his first All-Star campaign and first Gold Glove. He's a career .255 hitter with a .738 OPS, but has been getting better with age, as he's averaged .265 with a .775 OPS since 2020 and has hit 52 HR in the last two seasons, more than he'd hit in his first six years combined. 

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