1. It is pretty simple: Swanson is from Atlanta and he wants to remain there
From 1995 until 2012, every little boy who played baseball in Braves Country wanted to grow up to be Chipper Jones. While he manned the hot corner throughout most of his career, it is a dream scenario Swanson is living out, playing shortstop for his hometown team. You cannot put a price on it. While Freeman punted on being the next Chipper, Swanson has that card to play if he wants.
He may not be a future hall of famer like Freeman is, but Swanson knows all and well how important playing in front of Braves Country is every single night. Swanson has taken upon himself to be the team leader after Freeman’s departure. More importantly, he is having a career year when his team needed it out of him the most. Why would he want to leave baseball paradise?
Outside of three years at Vanderbilt and a brief run in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, Swanson has either rooted for or played for the Braves. He grew up miles away from Truist Park. Again, the Braves would have to completely low-ball him for him to not stay with the team. Clearly, all parties involved have learned from the disaster that was Freeman’s Braves divorce.
Swanson is getting married in his personal life this offseason, and maybe professionally as well.