Things are going to start heating up now for Major League Baseball as the Winter Meetings get underway. We have already seen some movement around the league. One of but biggest stories is the shortstop market which the Chicago Cubs seem to be interested in.
Carlos Correa was linked to the Cubs last year and Xander Bogaerts has ties to the organization based on Jed Hoyer being in charge. Both of them are amazing options for this team going into 2023.
They very well could land one of those two but Trea Turner and Dansby Swanson would make great options as well. Each of these two is a player that can help any team win big.
Now, the Cubs are linked to Swanson as well according to a newer report. Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported that the Cubs are showing interest in him along with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Chicago Cubs are looking at Dansby Swanson as a potential new shortstop.
Of course, it might be hard to sell yourself higher than the team built to win right now. Especially when one of the teams you are going against just made an appearance in the World Series. However, there are a few elite shortstops looking for new homes right now.
Swanson would be as good of an option as any of them. He is a very good player that might be the most underrated of them all.
He was a World Series-winning shortstop in 2021 which means that he has amazing playoff experience under his belt. At this point, the Cubs don’t have much of that anymore.
Swanson also won the Gold Glove in 2022 for his defensive performance at one of the hardest positions in the game. He was also an All-Star last year so people are really starting to take note of how good he is. Two top-20 finishes for NL MVP isn’t bad either (2022, 2020).
If the Cubs landed someone like Swanson, people would be disappointed that it wasn’t Bogaers or Correa but that isn’t the way to look at it. There very well could be years where he is the best of the bunch.
The fact that they are showing interest could mean something or it couldn’t. It is going to be interesting to see where they all land but expect the unexpected.