Will the Los Angeles Dodgers embrace the “master of defense” who won the National League Gold Glove shortstop by defeating Ha-seong Kim (27, San Diego Padres)?
It is news that the Dodgers are interested in Dansby Swanson (28), a shortstop who remains in the free agent market. John Heyman of the ‘MLB Network’ said on the 12th (Korean time), “There is a growing possibility that free agent Swanson, who is receiving interest from several clubs including the Chicago Cubs, will sign with the Dodgers.”
The Dodgers are in dire need of a shortstop right now. Trey Turner, the Dodgers’ starting shortstop this year, declared free agency after the 안전놀이터 season and left the Dodgers after signing an 11-year, $300 million mammoth contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Here, another big-time shortstop, Zander Bogatz, signed an 11-year, $280 million contract with the San Diego Padres, leaving only Swanson and Carlos Correa among the ‘Big 4 free agent shortstops’ in the market.
Swanson made his major league debut with the Atlanta Braves in 2016, and has been Atlanta’s main shortstop since 2017. He played an active role with 96 home runs, 18 stolen bases, and was expected to become an FA jackpot early on.
Swanson’s weapon isn’t just on offense. As a player who shows outstanding skills in defense, he won the Gold Glove for shortstop in the National League this year. He won his first Gold Glove Award. Along with Swanson, Kim Ha-seong was also a finalist for the Gold Glove, but the result was Swanson’s award.