As the last elite shortstop remaining on the free-agent market, Dansby Swanson has plenty of suitors vying for his services. The Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins are some of the teams that have expressed interest so far.
According to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, the Los Angeles Dodgers are surprisingly in the market for Swanson as well.
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It's surprising to hear the Dodgers connected to Swanson because of how quiet they've been this offseason. They've let numerous key players depart in free agency and haven't made a strong push for any of the big names available this winter.
Los Angeles is purposefully holding back this offseason, as the plan is to integrate more younger players in 2023 and shed some payroll in an effort to reset the luxury tax. When you win 111 games, as the Dodgers did last season, you can afford to ease up on the gas pedal.
That said, Rosenthal believes Los Angeles could be a major player for Swanson. The team has a hole at shortstop following the exit of Trea Turner, and Swanson is still young enough (28) that he could fit into the team's long-term plans. The Dodgers also have some money to spend given their lack of aggression this offseason, and Rosenthal doesn't believe they're going to sit around and do nothing all winter.
It seems like Los Angeles has at least one big move up its sleeve, and that move could very well be adding Swanson.