Observations have been made that the Chicago Cubs will be aiming for free agent shortstop Dansby Swanson.
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand said on the 13th (Korean time), “The Cubs’ realistic target is Swanson.”
Swanson, who obtained free agent status from the Atlanta Braves, is evaluated as a top-notch resource among shortstops in the Stove League. After his big league debut in 2016, his career batting average was 2.5 5 Lee, but this year he had a batting average of 2.7 7 Lee, 25 home runs, 96 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.776.
In addition to Swanson, Trey Turner, Xander Bogatz, and Carlos Correa were selected as the ‘big four’ in this Stove League. Among them, Turner signed with Philadelphia Phillies for 300 million dollars over 11 years, and Bogarts signed with San Diego Padres for 280 million dollars over 11 years. There are observations that Swanson will also get the same amount of money in their hands.
Currently, the teams that are expected to actively reinforce shortstops include the Cubs, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Boston Red Sox. There is Nico Horner, who kept the shortstop position this year, but it was pointed out that he lacked weight in both offense and defense.
The Cubs’ offer could be welcome for Swanson as well. Chicago is a place where he does not have to live as a ‘goose couple’ for him, 안전놀이터 who married American Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) player Melary Pugh (Chicago Red Stars) on the 10th. This is why there is a prospect that if the Cubs make an appropriate offer, Swanson’s heart will be easily captured.
Swanson was reportedly introduced to Pew by teammate Jace Peterson in 2017 while playing for Atlanta. Peterson’s wife was Pugh’s older sister. Swanson got engaged to Pugh in April and got married after this year’s season.
Major leaguer-female soccer player couples have existed before. Norma Garciaparra got engaged to American women’s soccer star Mia Hamm in 2003. Garciaparra was released during the 2004 season and wore a Cubs uniform.