After the signing of Carlos Rodon by the New York Yankees, there is but one last high-profile free agent that has still yet to sign.
Dansby Swanson is the last top shortstop available.
The Chicago Cubs are said to be one of the teams who are showing interest in the star shortstop.
By virtue of playing in a big-market city, the Cubs certainly have the resources to get a deal done with the 28-year-old.
On Twitter, one Cubs analyst made a compelling argument for why Swanson might enjoy playing at Wrigley Field, citing that Statcast said he would have hit 33 home runs in Chicago as opposed to his 25 with the Atlanta Braves.
If Dansby Swanson was a Chicago Cub last season, playing all his home games at Wrigley Field, Statcast says he would have hit 33 home runs.
— Michael Cerami (@Michael_Cerami) December 16, 2022
Why Swanson Could Benefit From Wrigley
This is quite a compelling argument.
It’s possible that Swanson could be the missing piece for the Cubs.
They also have signed outfielder Cody Bellinger to a one-year, $17.5 million deal.
Wrigley Field is certainly a hitter-friendly ballpark, which could help Swanson a great deal as he weighs his options on where to sign.
The Cubs could use a little extra thump in their lineup, and the star shortstop could be the piece they need to bounce back into contention for the first time since 2020.
The North Siders won just 74 games in 2022 and finished in third place in the NL Central behind the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers.