Carlos Correa, Trea Turner, Xander Bogaerts, and Dansby Swanson were the top MLB shortstops available in free agency this offseason.
And all of them ended up cashing in on significant deals with their respective teams.
But it’s been a trend in recent offseasons, where shortstops have been signed to some massive deals, whether it’s a contract extension or a free agent deal.
Turner got the biggest deal this offseason, signing with the Philadelphia Phillies for 11 years and $300 million.
On Twitter, MLB Network posted a graphic featuring the names of several shortstops who have received some nice paydays with their recent contracts.
Shortstops have been getting paid big time the last two offseasons 💸 pic.twitter.com/DUo1h2PUP9
— MLB Now (@MLBNow) January 27, 2023
Francisco Lindor received the largest payday with his most recent contract.
After being acquired from the Cleveland Guardians, the New York Mets gave him a 10-year, $341 million contract.
Last offseason, the trend continued.
Corey Seager signed with the Texas Rangers on a 10-year, $325 million deal.
One player who isn’t on the list is Marcus Semien, who the Rangers also signed last offseason before the lockout.
He moved to second base, but had signed a seven-year, $175 million contract, not too far off from Swanson’s seven-year, $177 million contract.
Obviously, Correa’s situation this offseason was quite unique in that he signed three separate deals, the first two of which were with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets, respectively.
Those deals did not pan out, so he ended up settling for six years and $200 million to return to the Minnesota Twins.
Then of course, we have Bogaerts, who went to San Diego on an 11-year, $280 million contract.
Shortstops are getting some serious money right now, and it’s a trend that is likely to continue.NEXT: Cole Hamels May Be Attempting A Comeback