The Gold Glove-winning shortstop is the defensive key the team needs up the middle.
However, Swanson is giving fans even more reasons to love him.
During an interview, he was gushing over his new team and their fans.
He’s feeling like Chicago is his “second home” and notes how “Cubs fans are the best.”
Dansby Swanson says Chicago is a spectacular place & #Cubs fans are the best 🤩
— Cubs Zone ™️ (@CubsZone) January 22, 2023
These comments are putting him over the top with fans.
While some players who come into a new franchise make things about business, Swanson is making it about the culture.
He loves the culture and history of the Cubs, and their fan base is showing him why they are so special.
The energy which fans brought to the Cubs convention that he attended shows him how much the team means to them.
It’s their passion which he loves, and it has earned them a shoutout from the shortstop.
The history of talented players and dedicated fans has him wanting to be in Chicago.
Fans couldn’t be happier about this, as his play in 2023 will be key to a playoff run for the team.
The Gold Glove shortstop is coming off some career highs in 2022, and fans feel like he will improve on those numbers.
He saw a career high in runs (99), hits (177), RBI (96), and stolen bases (18) all in 2022.
If he can improve on these already impressive numbers, then fans will continue raving about the young star.
With the MLB season quickly approaching, fans can’t wait to see what Swanson does as a member of the Cubs.