Report: Phillies showing “active interest” in Dansby Swanson
Ahead of next week’s winter meetings, the Phillies are reportedly showing “active interest” in Dansby Swanson along with the Chicago Cubs, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Phillies Showing “Active Interest” in Dansby Swanson
Swanson, 28, was drafted in the first round of the 2015 Amateur Draft by the Atlanta Braves out of Vanderbilt University. Swanson has played seven years in Atlanta, hitting .255/.321/.417 in that time.
Among the four major shortstops, Swanson is most certainly the 4th-best offensive weapon, but it still a major name that is going to receive major interest around the league, especially after becoming a World Champion back in 2021. Dansby just recently took home a Gold Glove Award in 2022 and has one all-star game under his belt.
The price for Swanson would be cheaper than Turner and Correa, but the production won’t be as good at the plate. Swanson has a career fielding percentage of .978 at shortstop, committing eight errors in 1,433 innings in 2022.
With Winter Meetings taking place this upcoming week, the rumors continue to heat up. The Phillies have meetings scheduled with all four shortstops before next week’s meetings, but this report is certainly something to keep an eye on. With the holes still needed to be filled on this team, specifically pitching, a Swanson move for cheaper than the other three doesn’t seem out of the picture.