The MLB free agency period is set to open this Thursday, November 10.
While many of the top players that hit the open market will be changing teams, there are still a few that should re-sign with their clubs.
Every move made in free agency will have an impact on other players and teams.
So this is an exciting time for fanbases to get a taste of what their 2023 rosters might look like.
Without further ado, here are three MLB free agents who will likely re-sign with their teams.
1. Dansby Swanson
The Atlanta Braves are not going to let their All-Star shortstop walk out the door.
After helping Atlanta win the World Series in 2021, Dansby Swanson had a career year this season.
He played in all 162 games and hit .277 with 25 home runs and 96 RBI.
Along with some stellar defense all season, resulting in his first career Gold Glove.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 1, 2022
After losing Freddie Freeman last offseason, it seems unlikely the Braves front office will want to go through that again.
Swanson will be 29 at the start of next season, but he is worth the lucrative contract it will take to keep him in Atlanta.
2. Aaron Judge
The best player in baseball in 2021 and soon-to-be-named AL MVP should remain a New York Yankee.
Aaron Judge is coming off of one of the greatest seasons of all time and he is in for a massive payday.
Lucky for him, the Yankees are one team that is willing to spend massive amounts of money to win.
Aaron Judge hits his first home run of the #Postseason
— The Athletic MLB (@TheAthleticMLB) October 16, 2022
Judge has become a fan favorite in New York and the front office will be crucified if they let him walk.
The Yankees screwed up by not getting a deal done with Judge before the season.
Now they will have to pay for it by giving Judge an enormous contract to keep him in New York.
3. Justin Verlander
After winning the 2022 World Series, most people would think the Astros will try and run it back with their core players.
That means they must re-sign Justin Verlander who is set to opt out of his current contract.
Verlander is the favorite to win AL Cy Young and his continued dominance even at the age of 40 should get him paid.
Jim Crane: “My first phone call tomorrow will be to Justin Verlander, see what he wants to do” pic.twitter.com/bLT0g3IcrW
— Ari Alexander (@AriA1exander) November 6, 2022
It remains to be seen how many years Verlander would want on his next contract.
But, if Houston is smart, they will do whatever is necessary to make sure Verlander retires as an Astro.