Dansby Swanson market heats up with multiple surprise teams in the hunt

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

Former Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson’s market has heated up, with six teams reportedly in the mix.

Dansby Swanson could sign with one of six teams, as his market is heating up. Swanson is considered one of the best value deals on the open market.

Carlos Correa is expected to sign a contract near $300 million when all is said and done. Swanson, despite coming off an NL All-Star season, could be had for $200 million or less. It’s unknown if the Braves have much interest in bringing him back at this juncture, though they have to be considered among the favorites for his services.

Atlanta has familiarity with Swanson. As much as they may clash with his agent, who was the man in charge of negotiations when Freddie Freeman left for the Dodgers last offseason, Swanson is a Georgia native and longtime Brave.

Dansby Swanson power rankings: Where the Braves rank, and what they’re up against

Dansby Swanson, per Russell Dorsey, has six teams interested in his services, if not more. Here’s how I would rank them based on their previous reported interest:

  1. Cubs
  2. Braves
  3. Twins
  4. Dodgers
  5. Red Sox
  6. Giants

The Cubs have remained consistent on Swanson this entire offseason, and Dansby’s representatives surely appreciate that contact, which the Braves have not given them. Chicago has a hole at shortstop and Dansby fits their market value.

The Braves, of course, are interested in bringing Swanson back, but only if his value goes down. If he takes a hometown discount, then perhaps the two sides can reach a deal. If not, they have Vaughn Grissom waiting in the wings.

The Twins could very well lose Carlos Correa, as they won’t be willing to go north of $300 million. Swanson is a reliable replacement, and allows them to spend money elsewhere, like the rotation.

The Dodgers were leaked as a possible suitor just a few days ago, but FanSided’s Robert Murray suggested such a deal isn’t likely on his podcast, The Baseball Insiders. Los Angeles may sit this one out.

Boston doesn’t need a replacement at shortstop after losing Xander Bogaerts, but signing Swanson could sway some Red Sox fans off the ledge and back to Chaim Bloom’s side.

The Giants, meanwhile, are known to be in on Correa. By signing Swanson, they punt on what would’ve been a major offseason move to make up for not inking Aaron Judge. Singing Dansby doesn’t make all that much sense for them long-term.

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