The 2023 MLB season is almost upon us.
This week, we have had the chance to experience the joy of baseball making its return after a long and cold winter.
But soon, we’ll get to see some game action.
In Chicago, two teams in particular have had rather interesting offseasons.
Both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox have made a few key moves to strengthen their rosters for the upcoming season.
Chicago-based ESPN writer Jesse Rogers stopped by MLB Network this morning to discuss the moves the Cubs and White Sox have made this winter and what it means for them as the 2023 season approaches.
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Rogers talked about the signing of Dansby Swanson for the Cubs and took note of the shift the star shortstop is making this spring.
During his years with the Atlanta Braves, Swanson spent spring training in Florida.
But the Cubs’ facility is in Arizona, so Swanson will have to make somewhat of an adjustment.
Rogers also talked about how the Cubs hope their rebuild phase is over and that Swanson can help them give the St. Louis Cardinals a run for their money in the National League Central division.
He was then asked about the White Sox and the signing of Andrew Benintendi, which is the largest contract ever given to a free agent in White Sox history.
Rogers said he viewed the Benintendi signing in a similar light to the Swanson signing,
He discussed how the White Sox were in need of a left-handed bat and may have found the perfect one with Benintendi.
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