Carlos Correa (28), the best free agent shortstop, has signed a super-large contract with the San Francisco Giants. Accordingly, three of the ‘top 4’ shortstops in the FA market decided on their destination. Accordingly, attention is focused on whether Dansby Swanson (28) will also hit the ‘jackpot’ with his long-term and large-scale contract.
MLB.com announced on the 14th (Korean time) that Carlos Correa and the San Francisco Giants had succeeded in signing a 13-year, 350 million dollar (approximately 453.5 billion won) contract. Correa, who recorded .836 OPS with 155 home runs and 553 RBIs in 888 MLB games, was selected as the ‘top 4’ shortstop in the FA market. Correa, who has increased his value by playing a big role this season after his second free agent selection, hit the jackpot without opting out.
With the contract between Correa and San Francisco, all three of the ‘top 4’ shortstops who drew attention in the free agent market have decided on their destination. Earlier on the 6th, Trey Turner (29) agreed to an 11-year, $300 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Zander Bogaerts (30) signed an 11-year, $280 million (approximately 361.9 billion won) contract with the San Diego Padres on the 8th. The average contract period for these three is 11 years, and the amount is 310 million dollars.
As a result, the destination of Dansby Swanson, the last ‘Top 4’ shortstop, is attracting more attention. Swanson, who made his debut with the Atlanta Braves in 2016, recorded a .255, 102 home runs, 411 RBIs, and an OPS of .738 in 827 career games. Swanson, who won the World Series championship ring last year, was selected as an All-Star for the first time in his career this year with a batting average of 2.77, 25 home runs, and .776 OPS in 162 games. In addition, his first Gold Glove award marked a successful year. 메이저사이트
According to multiple foreign media outlets, Swanson is receiving offers from several clubs, including the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, and Minnesota Twins, including his home team Atlanta. San Francisco had Swanson and Correa as targets for negotiations, but eventually chose Correa.
Among them, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs are known to be particularly interested in Swanson. “Swanson will most likely reunite with his old teammate Freddie Freeman for the Dodgers or head to the Cubs,” CBS Sports said. Swanson’s wife plays for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League.” On Tap Sportsnet said, “If the Cubs fail to recruit Correa, they can aim for Swanson as a replacement.”