MLB rumors: Dansby Swanson could make Braves worst nightmare a reality

Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Adam Hagy/Getty Images)
Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Adam Hagy/Getty Images) /

There has been a new update on Dansby Swanson’s free agency, and Atlanta Braves fans won’t like it.

Two of the top-tier free agent shortstops are gone, but two remain unsigned. Trea Turner agreed to an 11-year, $300 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, and Xander Bogaerts joined the San Diego Padres on an 11-year, $280 million deal. Dansby Swanson still remains on the open market, but has a plethora of suitors. There’s now a new update on Swanson, and Atlanta Braves fans won’t like it.

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, Swanson “appears to be a possibility” for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Heyman does note that the Braves “remain stealthy or quiet.”

Swanson joining the Dodgers could very well be Braves fans’ worst nightmare.

MLB rumors: Dodgers a ‘possibility’ for Dansby Swanson

If Swanson were to agree to a deal with the Dodgers, it would be the second consecutive year in which a prominent Braves infielder signed with the NL West team. Last winter, first baseman Freddie Freeman and the Braves were unable to reach an agreement on a deal. That prompted Atlanta to pull off a trade for first baseman Matt Olson from the Oakland Athletics, while Freeman signed a six-year, $162 million deal with Los Angeles.

Interesting to note that Excel Sports Management represents Swanson. That’s the very agency who Freeman had last offseason when he signed with the Dodgers.

The Dodgers do have a need at shortstop, as they watched Turner sign a deal with the Phillies (and turn down a lucrative offer from the Padres). Swanson remains one of two top shortstops available in free agency, alongside Carlos Correa.

Other teams linked to Swanson in free agency include the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins, and Boston Red Sox.

You can now add the Dodgers as a potential landing spot for Swanson. Now, we wait to see where Swanson ultimately decides to sign.

Next. The real reason Dansby Swanson is still left unsigned in free agency. dark