Three of the top four free agent shortstops have come off the board.
Last night, the San Francisco Giants signed two-time All-Star Carlos Correa to a 13-year, $350 million contract.
Dansby Swanson is now the only remaining shortstop on the market.
Several MLB teams are still in need of a shortstop, and with three of the four shortstops already signed, Swanson will have several options to choose from.
The Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, and Los Angeles Dodgers, along with several other teams, could be in play for the star shortstop.
Made the mistake of falling asleep, but have spent my first five waking minutes thinking how glad Dansby Swanson probably is that he waited out the shortstop market. Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox others all have a need there. Not a bad set up.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) December 14, 2022
Swanson’s Market Developing
So far, it appears that the market is setting up quite well for Swanson, who is coming off of a career year in which he hit .277 with 25 home runs and 96 RBI.
The Atlanta Braves could still potentially bring back their star shortstop, but with several teams having a need at that position and Swanson being the last available high-profile shortstop, the market is going to be quite competitive.
The Red Sox would be an interesting fit for the 28-year-old, given the loss of Bogaerts, who signed with the San Diego Padres.
The Dodgers also lost Turner, who signed a mega-deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Swanson could sign there and be reunited with his former teammate in Freddie Freeman.
But regardless of where he signs, Swanson has set himself up perfectly, with multiple teams in need of a shortstop still checking in on him.