Dansby Swanson in Unique Position With Braves During Free Agency Negotiations

Adam Taylor McKillop
Shortstop Dansby Swanson finds himself in a unique position with the Atlanta Braves during free agency negotiations.
Shortstop Dansby Swanson finds himself in a unique position with the Atlanta Braves during free agency negotiations. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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With the annual MLB Winter Meetings scheduled for next week, the hot stove is finally heating up. More and more rumors may begin to swirl, but that hasn't changed priorities for the Atlanta Braves, who are still focused on re-signing free agent shortstop Dansby Swanson.

In fact, one MLB insider believes Swanson is in a unique position in terms of the open market.

Dansby Swanson Free Agency Rumors

MLB insider Mark DeRosa joined the Battery Power Podcast to discuss Swanson's current situation. He called it a "perfect spot" with the Braves and alluded to Aaron Judge being the only other player in baseball in this situation. DeRosa believes either player can basically demand whatever they want from their respective clubs, and the clubs will pay it.

DeRosa spent seven years with the Braves organization and "knows how they think." He doubts Atlanta is comfortable using either Orlando Arcia or Vaughn Grissom as their starting shortstop. It's a rare opportunity for Swanson to earn a bigger contract than he previously expected and stay with his old team, which not many free agents get to do.

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