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    Atlanta Braves fans should be worried after this latest update regarding negotiations with free agent shortstop Dansby Swanson. The proverbial MLB Hot Stove has simmered a bit with a couple of signings and trades around the league. When it comes to free agency, there are four big-name shortstops that are expected to be paid well, one of them being Dansby Swanson of the Atlanta Braves. As for the odds of Swanson returning, it’s not looking good, Braves fans. David O’Brien of The Athletic, h/t MLB.com, provided a less-than-optimistic update on the Braves-Swanson front, saying that he is feeling less confident that the team will actually be able to re-sign him, despite their interest. “I went from being probably 70-30, I thought that Dansby would be back even as it dragged on, but then when it reached the Freddie Freeman stage, they let him get to the open market, I became a lot less optimistic,” O’Brien said Wednesday on MLB Network. “I’m probably less than 50-50 now that he’s coming back, because I think if he was they would have done...
    The Atlanta Braves are going to be in a free agency dogfight to keep Dansby Swanson, but fans shouldn’t worry too much according to MLB experts. Perhaps the biggest fear for the Atlanta Braves and their fans this offseason is that they will relive last offseason with Freddie Freeman by watching hometown shortstop Dansby Swanson leave for another team in 2023. Make no mistake, Atlanta’s roster is in phenomenal shape if they were to lose Swanson in free agency. Ronald Acuña Jr., Austin Riley, Spencer Strider, Michael Harris II, Ozzie Albies, Matt Olson and more are locked up and comprise a strong core no matter what happens with the shortstop. But at the same time, Swanson has been a leader for the Braves, especially after Freeman’s departure for the 2022 season, and is a Georgia boy who’s beloved by the fan base. If a panel of ESPN MLB experts is to be trusted, however, fans in Cobb County and beyond have nothing to fear.Braves will keep Dansby Swanson according to most ESPN MLB expertsOn Tuesday, ESPN polled their panel of...
    The Atlanta Braves are being patient with Dansby Swanson, allowing his market to develop. Could they come to regret that strategy? Dansby Swanson is one of the best shortstops available on the free-agent market, joining the likes of Trea Turner, Carlos Correa and Xander Bogaerts. All four are expected to command large contracts, with Swanson coming off a career year, which resulted in his first All-Star appearance. Instead of reaching for Swanson now, Alex Anthopoulos and Co. seem happy to let his market develop, hoping that his asking price will come down. As MLB.com’s Mark Bowman pointed out in a recent column, Atlanta is happy letting Swanson sit rather than overpaying now. Per Bowman, “instead, he’ll (Anthopoulos) stick with his gut feeling like he did with Josh Donaldson and likely wishes he did with Marcell Ozuna.” The contract Bowman is referring to in Ozuna now looks like a rather massive overpay, especially due to his off-field issues. Could Braves come to regret Dansby Swanson strategy?Atlanta’s strategy with Dansby Swanson is eerily similar with how they treated Freddie Freeman last offseason,...
    While the free-agent market remains quiet for the Atlanta Braves, the rumor mill remains in full motion. Here’s everything you missed from the weekend. The biggest looming decision for Atlanta general manager Alex Anthopoulos this offseason will be whether or not the Braves bring back Dansby Swanson. The former No. 1 overall pick has blossomed into one of the best shortstops in the National League. Coming off a breakout season, Swanson now hits the free-agent market. There hasn’t been much movement on the Swanson front. The Cubs are definitely interested, especially because Swanson’s price could be slightly lower than Carlos Correa, Trea Turner and Xander Bogaerts. Dansby Swanson rumorsAs for Atlanta themselves, they’ve already started prepping a Swanson backup plan, just in case he leaves for greener pastures. Vaughn Grissom would be the favored in-house replacement for Dansby, but the 21-year-old isn’t nearly as polished as his predecessor. To help with that, Grissom is in New Orleans working out with Braves assistant Ron Washington. Fielding, it would appear, is the main theme of these workouts. “That’s why they’re giving me...
    The Braves won’t be making a splashy move to replace Dansby Swanson if he walks Dansby Swanson has played well enough to earn himself a massive new contract, and the Atlanta Braves would probably love to keep him. But with how well he has played and the Braves reputation for signing young talent to affordable deals, it may not be a tenable reunion. While Braves fans might want the team to backfill Swanson’s role with Trea Turner if he does, in fact, move onto a new team, they should not hold their breath regarding the likelihood of that happening. MLB insider suggests Braves are content with talent they have in-house at shortstopKen Rosenthal dropped a massive column in The Athletic on Monday with rumors all across the MLB (subscription required). In it, he mentioned Swanson and the Braves and said that if it’s not Swanson, it won’t be Turner, Xander Bogaerts, or Carlos Correa for one simple reason: Cost. Rosenthal went on to say that Orlando Arcia and Vaughn Grissom are their de facto options at SS if they can’t come to...
    Next1 of 4Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Braves are looking to get back to the World Series in 2023 but what free agency moves should they make, or not make, to achieve that goal? When the Atlanta Braves came back in the NL East to take the division from the Mets heading into the playoffs, it felt like this might be a team of destiny yet again as they tried to win back-to-back World Series. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Atlanta ran into another NL East foe, the Phillies, that was turning into a buzzsaw for the postseason. But everyone in The Battery knows that this isn’t a two-year flash in the pan. With the extensions that this team has handed out, the Braves are set up to compete for rings for the foreseeable future. Their core is in place and looks capable of winning it all in any given year. While that might be the hard truth of the matter, it’s also true...
    With the latest Braves revenue reported by the ownership group, Liberty Media, Atlanta has no excuse not to give Dansby Swanson the bag.  It’s a crucial offseason for the Atlanta Braves after their run to defend the World Series crown was bitterly cut short by the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS. But perhaps the biggest focus for everyone is what the team will do with shortstop Dansby Swanson as he’s set to hit free agency. There has never been a question that general manager Alex Anthopoulos and the front office are going to make a push to re-sign one of the key figures and leaders in the clubhouse, but as Swanson hits a lucrative free agency market, the worry has been that he’ll be too expensive for the team to sign. That, however, shouldn’t be a worry given the latest Liberty Media — who has a majority ownership stake in the franchise — earnings reports. According to the report, in just Q3 alone, the Braves brought in a whopping $238 million in baseball revenue, which is after earning $247 million...
    The biggest free agent need for the Braves is, quite clearly, shortstop. Dansby Swanson is a free agent. Can they afford to keep him? Dansby Swanson had his best offensive season when he needed to most. Atlanta lost Freddie Freeman this offseason, and Ronald Acuña’s return to normalcy was far from guaranteed. Swanson delivered and then some in a contract year. He slashed .277/.329/.447 with a .776 OPS+. ‘The Sheriff’ made the All-Star Team and won a Gold Glove, both firsts for him, while hitting 25 home runs and nearly breaking the 100 RBI mark. The 28-year-old is atop the Braves free agent priorities. However, that was the case with Freddie Freeman a year ago, as well, and we all know how that ended. What does Atlanta general manager Alex Anthopoulos have to do to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself? Dansby Swanson contract demands for BravesPer Spotrac, Swanson’s market value is just short of $25 million per season. Given this is his first opportunity to test free agency, we can assume that his representatives will ask for $30 million at...
    The Braves will have a lot of free agency competition for Dansby Swanson and one insider has an idea what Atlanta will need to do to keep the shortstop. There will be no going back to the drawing board for the Atlanta Braves in the 2022 offseason after the 2021 World Series champions failed to get past the rival Phillies in the NLDS. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t big questions and moves to be made in free agency, most notably as it pertains to shortstop Dansby Swanson. In what is expected to be a lucrative shortstop market in free agency with Swanson hitting the market alongside Trea Turner and Carlos Correa, the 28-year-old is perceived as the slightly cheaper alternative to his peers for any team interested in upgrading at the position. While that may be so, the Braves have been adamant that they don’t want him to leave. But what will it take for Atlanta, a team that has been exceptionally savvy at paying players early to get in below market value, to pay up and keep one...
    Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Adam Hagy/Getty Images) The Atlanta Braves have an obvious extension candidate in Dansby Swanson, but who else should they target?  Dansby Swanson is Atlanta’s primary offseason concern, and rightly so — the Braves don’t want to lose one of the primary voices in their clubhouse. Nicknamed ‘the sheriff’, Swanson made his first All-Star team this year and increased his value immensely in a walk season. Yet, even Alex Anthopoulos acknowledged that an extension isn’t guaranteed. If anyone knows that, it’s him given the Freddie Freeman debacle last offseason. The Braves like Swanson, and want to keep him around. “He gets better every year…and he’s as good a teammate as you’re going to find,” Anthopoulos said. Brian Snitker followed that up with his own endorsement. “I love that guy, just what he brings with his consistency,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “I’ve never seen a player that wants to win more than him. And like I say, hopefully I get to reconvene with him. We’ll see.” But let’s put Swanson to the side. Of course, Atlanta...
    Dansby Swanson, Braves, Cardinals Larry Robinson-USA TODAY Sports Shortstop is an area of need for the St. Louis Cardinals this offseason as they look to retool in the post-Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina era. Neither Albert Pujols nor Yadier Molina played shortstop, but that doesn’t make it any less of a need. Paul DeJong doesn’t seem to be cutting it, and John Mozeliak’s comments about the matter suggest he’d like some improvement in that department. Per Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, here’s what Hummel said: “I think everybody would agree that there’s a level of frustration with the year (by DeJong), but there’s also a little bit of optimism — because you did see it for two weeks. The most important element in all of this is: What is the offseason going to look like for him? And does he have a strategy to get himself where he needs to be on a consistent level? Our staff is certainly going to be challenged coming up with that curriculum. And then you have to hope he’s willing to buy into it...
    Oct 1, 2022; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) reacts after hitting a home run against the New York Mets during the fifth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Braves have some serious offseason questions, but none is bigger than if they plan to bring back shortstop Dansby Swanson. Dansby Swanson made a major leap in his walk year, earning a spot on the NL All-Star team and slashing .277/.329/.447 with 25 home runs and a career-high 96 RBIs. He’s one of the best shortstops available in a market which emphasizes that position. Swanson will join the likes of Trea Turner and Carlos Correa as the best shortstops available. Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos has stated the team’s desire to keep ‘the sheriff’ in town, if at all possible. Still, it’s a possibility Swanson’s negotiations could go similarly to Freddie Freeman’s from last winter. Atlanta fans hope that’s not the case. Per MLB.com’s Justin Toscano, when asked about Swanson’s looming free agency, Anthopoulos was non-commital: “Asked about his confidence level in...
    With rumors swirling that the Chicago Cubs are seeking a new shortstop, there’s one simple reason why Dansby Swanson makes a great candidate.  Dansby Swanson has become a beloved figure by Braves fans, but his tenure in Atlanta could soon be coming to an end. Nothing has been confirmed, and Swanson was “engaged” in contract negotiations with the Braves this August, but there’s also talk that Swanson could seek new opportunities in free agency. The news that the Chicago Cubs are looking for a free agent shortstop has some considering Swanson for the job, and FanSided’s Tim Boyle predicts that this is exactly where Swanson will land, especially since the Braves have another option in Vaughn Grissom. “Because of this and a desire by the Chicago Cubs to upgrade their roster, it’s the Northsiders who will end up with Swanson in the end. Nico Hoerner had a fine year for the Cubs as their starting shortstop, but they can always move him to second base and give themselves a strong double-play combination. The Cubs bought lightly last winter. This offseason,...
    The Atlanta Braves front office faces a looming decision on shortstop Dansby Swanson. While they want him back, it’s no guarantee. Atlanta’s backup plan for Swanson isn’t necessarily a proven one, as prospect Vaughn Grissom is likely to step into his shoes were the former No. 1-overall pick to leave in free agency. Either that, or the Braves would replace Swanson with another high-priced shortstop. As Atlanta has figured out all too well, replacing culture is a little bit tougher than replacing said player. When Freddie Freeman left, Matt Olson was a fine replacement. But was that locker room ever the same? An NLDS defeat might suggest otherwise. Losing ‘the sheriff’ would be another devastating blow to that culture, and Alex Anthopoulos knows it: “He gets better every year…and he’s as good a teammate as you’re going to find.” Atlanta Braves cannot afford to lose Dansby SwansonAtlanta saved a ton of money on potential free agents to be thanks to some impressive negotiating from Anthopoulos. The Braves have made a habit of signing high-profile players when they’re young and arbitration-eligible, rather than waiting...
    The Atlanta Braves are in the midst of a postseason run, but shortstop Dansby Swanson’s free agency chase looms. Swanson, otherwise nicknamed ‘The Sheriff’, is just about the only key contributor the Braves haven’t locked up to a long-term contract. He’s set to be a free agent after the season, adding another big name to an already-loaded shortstop market that includes Carlos Correa and Trea Turner. While the Braves are rightly favored to bring Swanson back — he’s a former No. 1 pick of the franchise — what happens if they don’t? This is the same organization that failed to re-sign Freddie Freeman, and losing him was once a taboo subject to even suggest around Atlanta. Could the Braves replace Dansby Swanson with Trea Turner?If Alex Anthopoulos loses out on Swanson just an offseason are Freeman left, he’ll be in hot water. So why not go big-game hunting? Atlanta can afford it, per FanSided MLB insider Robert Murray in an opinion piece: “To me, the Braves are the sleeper for Turner … if Dansby Swanson leaves in free agency. Swanson and...
    Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson made an incredible defensive play in Game 2 against the Phillies. Over the shoulder? No problem. Swanson made a Willie Mays catch look easy while running into the outfield from his native shortstop position. DANSBY SWANSON!!! pic.twitter.com/THJ3lRy3KX — MLB Walk Offs & Game Winning Plays (@MLBWalk_Offs) October 13, 2022 The catch kept JT Realmuto off the basepaths on what would have otherwise been a bloop single. Swanson, who will be a free agent after this season, surely only increased his value with the grab. Atlanta could use more from Swanson and the rest of their lineup against Phillies starter Zack Wheeler, who gave up just one hit through five innings of work. Swanson and Braves pitcher Kyle Wright have kept the team even thus far. Dansby Swanson’s insane catch: Best memes and tweetsManager Brian Snitker maintained an optimistic viewpoint after Atlanta’s Game 1 loss, though it’s unlikely he’d be as intent to do so if the team dropped Game 2. “It was good to see us come back, kind of rally late there…at that...
    Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Expect for Dansby Swanson to learn from Freddie Freeman’s mistake and stay with the Atlanta Braves in his impending MLB free agency. Less than a year after Freddie Freeman’s high-profile free agency saga, don’t expect for his former Atlanta Braves teammate Dansby Swanson’s to be as dramatic. We don’t need to rehash what all went down with Freeman, but he plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers now. He will win a ton of games back in his native Southern California, but he may forever be chasing all that he left behind in Atlanta. Although Swanson is represented by the same agency that culminated in the Freeman debacle, odds are, he is staying put with Atlanta in his free agency. Here are three reasons why things will be different this time around with Swanson next winter.Atlanta Braves: Why Dansby Swanson will not go all Freddie Freeman on us3. There are no uncertainties when it comes to who his Braves teammates will beWith Atlanta trading for fellow local product Matt Olson to effectively replace Freeman...
    The Atlanta Braves are making quick work in trying to secure the talents of their All-Star shortstop Dansby Swanson before he reaches the open market. The Atlanta Braves barely have let the ink dry on the fresh contract extension with rising star Michael Harris II. Harris looks to be on his way to winning the Rookie of the Year award in the National League. Now Atlanta to want to sign another core member of their playoff team who is much sooner than Harris to reach free agency. According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, the club is working hard to sign star shortstop Dansby Swanson to an extension before the end of the season. The Braves rumors mill never stops. Swanson came to the Braves in the trade that cost aging manager Tony La Russa his cushy executive job with the Diamondbacks in 2016. Shelby Miller went to the Dbacks and promptly struggled while Dansby has grown into a player worthy of the No.1 selection. Swanson made his first All-Star team this year and it was a worthy selection. The 28-year-old...
    The Atlanta Braves are calling up their top prospect Vaughn Grissom … and like Dansby Swanson, he’s shortstop. The Atlanta Braves announced a flurry of roster moves on Wednesday morning, changing the landscape of their roster. The biggest move was in calling up their top prospect, shortstop Vaughn Grissom. And calling him up could make Dansby Swanson sweat a bit. Vaughn Grissom is the No. 1 prospect and the only prospect in the Top 100 list (#98 overall) for the Atlanta Braves, according to MLB.com, and he is getting called up to the major leagues. He has been at High-A and Double-A this year but with Orlando Arcía’s injury, the Braves have had Grissom skip Triple-A and go right to the majors.Braves: Vaughn Grissom promotion could make Dansby Swanson sweat a bitIn 74 games at High-A, Grissom was hitting .312/.404/.487 with 11 home runs, 55 RBI, and 20 stolen bases. He has only played in 22 games at Double-A but he was hitting .363/.408/.516 with three home runs, 12 RBI, and seven RBI there. If Grissom is successful in the...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Aug 2, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports When it come to the 2022-23 offseason, all eyes will be on Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer and which shortstops he makes a run at. The offseason can’t get here soon enough for Cubs fans. Wrigleyville is relatively quiet this time of year with the Chicago Cubs out of playoff contention and the front office looking forward to next season. Cubs President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer has already said that the team will be moving on from outfielder Jason Heyward during the offseason, and there’s a sense around the league that the Cubbies will be pursuing one of the top shortstops expected to be available this winter. After bidding farewell to Javier Baez at last year’s trade deadline, the Cubs are still looking to fill the void at shortstop. There will be several talented players available during the offseason, but which three shortstops might Hoyer take a run at?...
    Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson and USWNT/Chicago Red Stars forward Mallory Pugh have been enjoying the year of their lives and sports careers. The New York Mets were considered to have all but claimed the NL, but the Atlanta Braves are hot on their tail as they close the gap this July. The 58-35 Mets reign supreme for now, but the 56-38 Braves, who are the reigning World Series champions, could easily flip the script. And Dansby Swanson deserves some credit for steering the narrative towards the possibility of a back-to-back MLB championship. The Braves shortstop will be playing in his first All-Star Game of his six-year MLB career, all while contesting for NL MVP, contending with Juan Soto and former teammate Freddie Freeman. As of July 6, Forbes’ Tony Blengino had Swanson running away with the title. And as Sportskeeda’s Adrian Dorney pointed out earlier this summer, baseball’s “hottest man alive” was an integral part of last year’s championship run, appearing in “a league-most 160 games in 2021, meaning he sat out only two games all year.” What makes the Dansby...
    Freddie Freeman left Excel Sports Management, the same agency that Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson shares. Will that affect his upcoming free agency? Freddie Freeman made his return to Atlanta to take on the Braves this past weekend as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tears were shed throughout by Freeman, from meeting with the media to receiving his World Series ring from former manager Brian Snitker. On Tuesday, June 28, a report from ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that Freeman was ditching Excel Sports Management as his representation after telling friends that he was angry with how free agency negotiations took place this past offseason. Of course, Freeman and the Braves could not come to terms on a contract, and he signed a six-year, $162 million contract with the Dodgers. With Freeman leaving Excel, how exactly does that affect Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson, who is set to become a free agent at the end of this season? #Braves face interesting winter with Dansby Swanson eligible for free agency. Given all we saw and heard over the weekend with...
    For anyone doubting whether or not the Atlanta Braves can run it back this year, shortstop Dansby Swanson has an answer: an impeccable 2-homer performance.  When the Atlanta Braves rolled out their starting lineup for their series finale against the San Francisco Giants, there were some notable omissions. Series finale. #ForTheA pic.twitter.com/y2ngMVD3TV — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 23, 2022 Braves fans were concerned about how ATL would win without Ronald Acuña Jr. or Austin Riley at bat, but as it turns out, Atlanta did just fine without them. The Braves pulled out a close 7-6 victory over the San Francisco Giants, thanks to shortstop Dansby Swanson’s historic two-homerun game. It’s only the seventh multi-homer that Swanson has batted in his MLB career, per Bally Sports’ Kelly Crull. "Were just going to keep rolling and getting better as we go." Dansby Swanson is locked in. ????@Kelly_Crull caught up with the @Braves star shortstop after a series win against the Giants. pic.twitter.com/cIMO9OYbx5 — Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) June 23, 2022 Citing the team’s ability to “win games in different kinds...
    Another Atlanta Braves franchise mainstay could be replaced soon. They’ve done this before. Why wouldn’t they do it again? We’re talking about Freddie Freeman, of course, who was allowed to depart Atlanta for Los Angeles and the Dodgers in free agency this past winter. The Braves found a replacement in Matt Olson, who is quite good, but replacing an icon and franchise face like Freeman had to feel like a slap in the face to fans and many in the organization. Baseball is a business, however, and that oftentimes means feelings are left in the dust. And it looks like Dansby Swanson could very well be the next member of the 2021 World Series team to get the tomahawk chop. According to reports, the Braves are at least looking into upgrading from Dansby Swanson, and they could turn to the trade market and Red Sox star Xander Bogaerts to do so.Braves could move off Dansby Swanson for Xander BogaertsBogaerts is a bona-fide top talent at the shortstop position, and with Boston struggling to meet their star shortstop’s contractual demands, they...
    With the Atlanta Braves visiting Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers, Charlie Freeman reunited with Dansby Swanson. Atlanta Braves fans got to see firsthand what it is like to not have Freddie Freeman on the team. On Monday, the Braves headed to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers, where they got to see Freeman in his new uniform in person. Freeman had a reunion with his former teammates ahead of the game. That was not the only reunion to take place. Freeman’s son, Charlie, was on the field and spotted Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson. Charlie sprinted to Swanson to give him a hug. Charlie spots @LieutenantDans7 ???? pic.twitter.com/LaQUTpdZje — Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) April 19, 2022 Watch: Charlie Freeman, Dansby Swanson reunion will break Braves fans’ hearts Yeah, that had to hit Braves fans right in the feels. During the game, Freeman made an immediate impact against his former team. In his first at-bat against the team that drafted him, Freeman took Huascar Ynoa deep to left field to give the Dodgers an early 1-0 lead. Not only...
    Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson was asked about Freddie Freeman, among other issues with the team.  Swanson wouldn’t go as far as to speak up against his own organization in the midst of a lockout, but the Braves shortstop did essentially call Freeman irreplaceable and a clubhouse leader. What more do the Braves need to hear? “I miss being able to see him every day…he’s a huge part of our team,” Swanson said, per Kelly Price of FOX 5 Atlanta. “Not just on the field, but in the clubhouse and things like that. There’s no ability to replace a guy like that. I don’t care what the numbers say, he’s so much more than that.” Braves should listen to Dansby Swanson about Freddie FreemanIt’s getting far tougher to blame the Braves for their lack of Freeman negotiations as the lockout goes on — it is against the rules to speak with players or their representatives, of course. Still, Atlanta had every opportunity to negotiate an extension with Freeman before the start of last season and after winning the World Series....
    With Dansby Swanson in a contract year, here is the compelling case for the Atlanta Braves to sell high on their borderline All-Star shortstop. While much of Atlanta Braves fans’ attention is occupied with the on-going Freddie Freeman free agency saga, they need to come to grips over Dansby Swanson entering in a contract year. Atlanta traded for the Marietta native and former Vanderbilt star in a blockbuster trade with the hapless Arizona Diamondbacks in Dec. 2015. Swanson debuted with the big-league club in 2016 and has been the Braves’ starting shortstop since the 2017 campaign. Though he is a fan favorite and has been a big part of this team’s core on the ride to national prominence, he could be dealt. Demetrius Bell of Talking Chop outlined how Colorado Rockies free-agent shortstop Trevor Story could be an upgrade over Swanson long-term. While moving off Swanson and then signing Story in his free agency to a massive contract is almost certainly not going to happen, there are reasons why the Braves could potentially look to do this. Should they do it, though?...
    Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson was among the players who played an integral role in helping the franchise win its first World Series since 1995. Swanson’s home run to tie Game 4 and his two-run homer to put Atlanta up five runs in Game 6 were both huge plays the team needed to end up holding the Commissioner’s Trophy by the end of Tuesday night. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson celebrates a two-run home run with Austin Riley during the fifth inning in Game 6 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) The 27-year-old infielder who was born and raised just outside the city of Atlanta was thrilled to be able to bring a title back to his hometown. "I said it before and I’ll keep saying it, I’m an Atlanta-lifer. I live and die the city of Atlanta and there’s no place that deserves it more than the city of Atlanta," Swanson told FOX Sports’ Tom...
    Victorias Secret legend takes her dog to the vet, plus more celebs and their pets in 2021 Founder of TikTok owner ByteDance steps down as chairman as Chinese tech execs quit day-to-day roles © Provided by Sports Illustrated The Georgia native was just one year old when the Braves last won the World Series. View the original article to see embedded media.For Dansby Swanson, the Braves' 2021 World Series title was 26 years in the making.  When Atlanta beat Cleveland in 1995, the shortstop from Georgia was just one year old and grew up close to the Braves' ballpark. Now, at 27, the hometown hero achieved his childhood dream as he hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to lift the Braves to a 6-0 lead.  "I've said it before and I'll keep saying it—I'm an Atlanta lifer," Swanson said. "I live and die the city of Atlanta. And there's no place that deserves it more than the city of Atlanta. "...You can't even put into words how much this means not for me but for this entire...
    Atlanta Braves star Dansby Swanson stepped up when he needed to and hit a game-tying home run in the seventh inning of the team’s Game 4 win over the World Series. Swanson’s home run off Houston Astros pitcher Cristian Javier tied the game and Jorge Soler’s home run helped Atlanta win it and move one step closer to a World Series title. The shortstop talked to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal after the game about what he was thinking during the at-bat. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Jorge Soler  of the Atlanta Braves is congratulated by Dansby Swanson after they hit back-to-back solo home runs against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning in Game Four of the World Series at Truist Park on Oct. 30, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) "He’s really good. This postseason he’s been unbelievable. He’s obviously got great stuff," Swanson said of Javier. "In that moment, I think the compete factor is what kinda went through the roof. This game, it’s so funny, it can be such a challenging...
    Bryan Adams Exits Tina Turner Rock Hall Tribute After Testing Positive for COVID-19 Want to beat pension fund experts? Think like an idiot Barring one of Atlanta’s frequent apocalyptic traffic jams, it takes about 20 minutes to drive the 10 miles between Marietta High School and Truist Park. It’s the distance the Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson has traveled in his baseball career, but it’s so much more than just mileage. Swanson, who hit a game-tying home run on Saturday night to spark what would end up becoming a winning rally over the Houston Astros, spent all of his early days on or around an Atlanta-area ballfield. The youngest of three children, little brother to two athletes, Swanson was the kid lurking just outside the fence line, bouncing a tennis ball off the dugout wall, staring in awe at the older kids striding the baseball fields like giants. Every day, he dreamed he’d make the big plays just like them. “I'm probably the definition of ball is life,” he said after the Game 4 win. “I grew up on a...
    Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson lost it when Jorge Soler hit his go-ahead home run in Game 4 of the World Series. The start of Game 4 of the World Series did not go as the Atlanta Braves would have liked, but they made up for it in the bottom of the seventh inning. With the Braves trailing the Houston Astros 2-1, shortstop Dansby Swanson tied things up with a solo home run to right field. Swanson was pumped after the ball flew over the fence, but he was even more pumped when Jorge Soler immediately hit a go-ahead homer right afterwards to give Atlanta a late 3-2 lead. dansby all kinds of excited pic.twitter.com/Z1V9K1F2n8 — Jomboy (@Jomboy_) October 31, 2021 Braves: Dansby Swanson, Jorge Soler make World Series history The shortstop and outfielder made some World Series history with their home runs. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Swanson and Soler are the first No. 8 and 9 to hit back-to-back home runs in a Fall Classic game. Additionally, Soler is the first player to hit a pinch-hit, go-ahead home...
    Atlanta Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario clearly misplayed the ball off Aledmys Diaz’s bat on the Astros first hit of Game 3. It wasn’t all Rosario’s fault, as the ball landed between he and shortstop Dansby Swanson in the shallow outfield. it’s a play we’ve seen countless times in baseball, but when it happens in the top of the eighth inning in a potential combined World Series no-no, one can understand why fans might react that way. Here’s the play in question: It took until the 8th inning, but the Astros officially have their first hit of the night. pic.twitter.com/YboiGGWEmk — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 30, 2021 It appears unfair to suggest Rosario didn’t try his hardest on the play. It is the World Series, after all. eddies fault not mine pic.twitter.com/EfgmWFyEzN — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 30, 2021 Countless MLB media members were claiming that it was Rosario’s fault, and not theirs, for suggesting history could be made before the final out. Gotta lay out for that, my guy. — Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) October 30, 2021 Braves:...
    Here is why Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has stitches above his eye. Getting lost in the incredibly intense 2021 NLCS, Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is sporting some stitches above his eye. Atlanta is back at Truist Park on Saturday night with an opportunity to clinch its first trip to the World Series since 1999. The Braves won the first two in this best-of-seven series at home before stealing a game on the road in Los Angeles in Game 4. Atlanta is up 3-2 with potentially two games left to be played. All the while, Swanson has stitches above his eye. Now why is that? Here is the explanation for why Swanson has stitches from Mark Bowman of MLB.com. The stitches you have recently seen over Dansby Swansons eye are a product of him getting hit with a batting helmet that bounced off the ground as the Braves celebrated Eddie Rosarios walk-off single in Game 2. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 23, 2021 Atlanta Braves: Why Dansby Swanson has stitches above his eye While many people suggested it came from a head-first...
    Dansby Swanson — previously one of the weakest links in the Braves everyday lineup — has gotten red-hot when the team needs him most. Swanson has a 1.044 OPS in his last 37 games dating back to July 3. He now has 24 home runs on the season and has owned the Washington Nationals this weekend. As a result, the Braves are tied for first place in the NL East with the Philadelphia Phillies, making some noise in a division they won fairly easily last season. Atlanta finished the season one game away from winning the World Series, blowing a 3-1 lead to the eventual champion Los Angeles Dodgers in painful fashion. Swanson has four homer in this three-game series with the Nationals. He went deep again on Sunday. Dansby Swanson owns the Nats. pic.twitter.com/ZDL3sTYAtV — The Dore Report (@dore_report) August 15, 2021 Atlanta Braves fans going wild over Dansby Swanson’s latest tearBraves fans have been waiting all season for this team to play up to its potential. Rather than constantly hovering around .500, the Braves are finally starting to...
    Dansby Swanson had himself a night against the Brewers with a grand slam off the left-field pole at Truist Park for his second homer. Dansby Swanson took the spirit of Hank Aaron weekend at Truist Park extra seriously. The Braves are 52-53 on the season and four games behind the New York Mets in the NL East. Next: 3 reasons the Braves won the trade deadline
    Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson hit his first career grand slam Thursday, and fans loved every second of it. Hitting a grand slam is rare in MLB, but when it happens, the scoring team is always fired up. It’s an even bigger affair when a player hits his first career grand slam. Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson han’t experienced the euphoria that comes with hitting a grand slam … until Thursday. Against the Philadelphia Phillies in a must-win game for playoff seeding, Swanson hit his first career grand slam, and Atlanta fans couldn’t get enough of it.Braves fans celebrate Dansby Swanson’s first grand slam on social mediaTo put in perspective how hard it is to hit a grand slam, Dansby Swanson is in his sixth MLB season and has had 2422 plate appearances during that time. It took him until Thursday to send his first grand slam out of the ballpark. It seems like Braves fans were waiting for that moment, too, as they showered the shortstop with praise after hitting his first grand slam. DANSBY TRUTHERS WE HAVE WON...
    Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson proved that burning sage pregame will lead to home runs. The Atlanta Braves had a brutal end to their weekend, as they only managed to record one hit in a Sunday doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks. With many pushing the panic button, the Braves took a more calming approach. Shortstop Dansby Swanson decided to start a new pregame ritual by burning sage ahead of their Monday contest against the Chicago Cubs. As it turns out, burning sage leads to home run-hitting power. The Braves entered the third inning with a 4-0 lead, which disappeared on on a grand slam by Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant. In the bottom of the frame, Swanson broke the tie by hitting an opposite field solo homer to give Atlanta a 5-4 lead. Dansby Swanson channeling his inner Kyrie Irving and Pedro Cerrano by burning sage before the game at Truist Park pic.twitter.com/zHgdpOJOyi — joon 이준엽 (@joonlee) April 26, 2021 SAGE SOLO SHOT Dansby Swanson oppo homer for the lead. pic.twitter.com/VRZRSc147L — Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) April 27, 2021...
    Lenny Kravitz Joins Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel in Lionsgate’s ‘Shotgun Wedding’ Should I get a personal loan for home improvements? Braves win arbitration case against Dansby Swanson The Braves have won their arbitration case against shortstop Dansby Swanson, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Swanson will earn $6M, not the $6.7M he requested, according to Heyman. © Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The 2021 campaign will be the penultimate season of arbitration control for Swanson, whom the Braves acquired from the Diamondbacks in a December 2015 blockbuster. Swanson was the first overall pick in the draft during the previous summer, but he never played for the D-backs. Since debuting with Atlanta in 2016, Swanson has put together a .249/.321/.396 line with 50 home runs and 31 stolen bases in 2,038 plate appearances. The 27-year-old has been a mixed bag at short, where he has totaled 18 Defensive Runs Saved and recorded a minus-4.4 Ultimate Zone Rating. Last season was likely the best yet for Swanson, who batted .274/.345/.464 with 10 homers and five steals in 264 PA. He complemented his above-average offensive...
    The Atlanta Braves beat Dansby Swanson in salary arbitration, and the shortstop will earn $6 million rather than his request for $6.7 million. Arbitrators Richard Bloch, Walt De Treaux, Robert Herman made the decision Tuesday, a day after hearing arguments. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The 27-year-old Swanson hit .274 with 10 homers and 35 RBIs last season in an NL-high 237 at-bats. He earned $1,666,667 in prorated pay from a $3.15 million salary. Teams have won four of seven cases, with Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ and San Francisco second baseman Donovan Solano remaining scheduled for hearings this week. Atlanta pitcher Mike Soroka ($2.8 million) won, as did St. Louis pitcher Jack Flaherty ($3.9 million) and Tampa Bay first baseman Ji-Man Choi ($2.45 million). CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Rays reliever Ryan Yarbrough ($2.3 million), New York Mets third baseman/outfielder J.D. Davis ($2.1 million) and Baltimore outfielder Anthony Santander ($2.1 million) lost. All cases are being argued over Zoom this year due to the pandemic rather than in person.
    ATLANTA (AP) — Shortstop Dansby Swanson went to salary arbitration with the Atlanta Braves on Monday, asking for a raise to $6.7 million rather than the team’s $6 million offer. Arbitrators Richard Bloch, Walt De Treaux, Robert Herman heard the case, and a decision is expected Tuesday. The 27-year-old Swanson hit .274 with 10 homers and 35 RBIs last season in an NL-high 237 at-bats. He earned $1,666,667 in prorated pay from a $3.15 million salary. Atlanta lost its case last week against pitcher Mike Soroka, who will earn $2.8 million rather than the team’s $2.1 million offer. Two players remain scheduled for hearings this week: Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ and San Francisco second baseman Donovan Solano. Players and teams have split six decisions this year. St. Louis pitcher Jack Flaherty ($3.9 million) and Tampa Bay first baseman Ji-Man Choi ($2.45 million) also won. Rays reliever Ryan Yarbrough ($2.3 million) lost along with New York Mets third baseman/outfielder J.D. Davis ($2.1 million) and Baltimore outfielder Anthony Santander ($2.1 million). All cases are being argued over Zoom this year due...
    NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Gilligan’s Island” star Tina Louise, who was born in 1934; “Real in Rio” singer Sergio Mendes, who was born in 1941; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who was born in 1953; “Arachnophobia” screenwriter Wesley Strick, who was born in 1954; “Law & Order” star Carey Lowell, who was born in 1961; “All I Wanna Do” singer Sheryl Crow, who was born in 1962; former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was born in 1964; “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston, who was born in 1969; singer-songwriter D’Angelo, who was born in 1974; “Moesha” star Brandy Norwood, who was born in 1979; former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, who was born in 1981; baseball player Dansby Swanson, who was born in 1994; and “Eastside” singer Khalid, who was born in 1998. *** LET THERE BE LIGHT: Thomas Edison was born on this day in 1847. “The Wizard of Menlo Park,” who holds 1,093 U.S. patents, developed the phonograph, the electric lightbulb and the motion picture camera, along with many other wonders. He died in West Orange, N.J....
    Two Atlanta Braves will go to arbitration: Pitcher Mike Soroka and shortstop Dansby Swanson.The Atlanta Braves went 2-for-4 in terms of players avoiding going to arbitration. While starting pitcher Max Fried and relief pitcher A.J. Minter were able to avoid it, starting pitching Mike Soroka and shortstop Dansby Swanson were not. What does this mean for the Braves entering the latter stages of the 2021 MLB offseason? Atlanta was one win away from getting back to the World Series for the first time since 1999. While Swanson had his breakout season of sorts at the plate, Soroka only made a handful of starts before rupturing his Achilles’ tendon. For different reasons, it is understandable why both star players for the Braves are heading to arbitration this offseason. This was largely expected. #Braves will go to arbitration hearings with Mike Soroka and Dansby Swanson after not coming to agreements before todays 1 p.m. deadline. — David OBrien (@DOBrienATL) January 15, 2021 Are long-term deals coming for Mike Soroka and Dansby Swanson?If Atlanta wants to win a World Series before 2025, players like Soroka...
    Dansby Swanson blasted a home run to give his Braves a 2-0 early in the Game 7 showdown against the Dodgers The Atlanta Braves got the scoring started early with a Marcell Ozuna RBI single in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Sunday’s NLCS Game 7. The opener Dustin May was pulled by Dave Roberts after the inning and Tony Gonsolin came in to provide some stability. Dansby Swanson decided to keep the scoring going by hitting an absolute blast well over 400 feet to give the Braves an early 2-0 lead. DANSBY SWANSON SENDS THIS BALL TO JUPITER! pic.twitter.com/B3P1V9jYFi — Pitcher List (@PitcherList) October 19, 2020 Dansby Swanson keeps the runs comingThis ball was clearly a home run the second it left the bat.
    Dansby Swanson saves the Braves and breaks the Nationals’ hearts.With epic flow and a power bat, Dansby Swanson was the late-inning hero for the Atlanta Braves. Though he’s not the Mayor of…Donglanta?, as that might be Adam Duvall or someone else, the Braves shortstop lifted his team to an improbable victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night. After scoring an NL record 29 runs in their series finale vs. the Miami Marlins, Atlanta was going to lose in the nation’s capital until this most glorious dong presented itself. ???? District of Dansby ????#ForTheA pic.twitter.com/va8EZoyLz5 — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 11, 2020 The Atlanta Braves can win one way, but we love this one way they win.With a wide array of starting pitchers who can’t go five innings, the Braves have had to beat on the brats with baseball bats. Oh, yeah? Oh, yeah! It’s been nothing but Blitzkrieg Bop for these ATLien ball players. They’ve hit a few Rockets to Russia, but all they’re doing at the plate is making bad teams like the Nationals want to be sedated....
    Dansby Swanson has never been part of a celebration like this. No complaints. On a night when Washington's Luis Garcia hit a homer for the ages, Swanson delivered the decisive blow for the Braves with a two-out, two-run shot in the ninth inning to cap a four-run rally that gave Atlanta a stunning 7-6 victory over the Nationals on Monday. Adam Duvall provided hope for the home team with a two-run shot that barely cleared the left-field wall off Daniel Hudson (1-2). Then, with the Braves down to their final out, Swanson drove one over the wall in right-center for his third homer of the season. It was the first walk-off homer of his career. "I think I did it once when I was like 8," Swanson quipped. "But other than that, I cannot think of a time." When he got to home plate, his teammates toasted him from afar in front of 40,000 empty seats, jumping up and down with their hands in the air to make sure they observed social distancing. "That was the weirdest celebration," Swanson said....
    Dansby Swanson’s late-inning heroics lift the Atlanta Braves to victory.Dansby Swanson didn’t care that his Atlanta Braves had no business winning on Monday night. Atlanta was outplayed the entire evening by the division rival Washington Nationals. Touki Toussaint struggled in his start, allowing four earned runs over three innings while walking a staggering six batters. Though Huascar Ynoa pitched well in his three innings of relief, it wasn’t the best of outings for Grant Dayton or Shane Greene out of the Atlanta bullpen either. Down 6-3 in the bottom of the ninth, Atlanta never said die. Outfielder Nick Markakis was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. He was then driven home by fellow outfielder Adam Duvall on a two-run blast to cut the Atlanta deficit to one. Third baseman Johan Camargo singled, but a pair of outs by Adeiny Hechavarria and Ender Inciarte left the Braves down to their final out. ???? pic.twitter.com/DtkHiBQfDg — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 18, 2020 Swanson would then crush Daniel Hudson‘s offering to deep centerfield, scoring Charlie Culberson who came in...
    KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 25: Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) during an interleague MLB game between the Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Royals on September 25, 2019 at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Dansby Swanson continued his surge to start the season If Dansby is hitting for power, the Braves lineup may not miss a beat despite the absence of Nick Markakis. Atlanta was in search of a proper replacement for their veteran outfielder, hence the decision to sign Yasiel Puig (a move which fell through, we might add). If the Braves are to keep up with the World Series champion Washington Nationals in a crowded NL East, they’ll need more from uncommon contributors like Swanson, who has the potential to go white hot from the dish. So far, so good. Just one game removed from a home run and five RBI performance, Swanson aimed to add to the Braves winning ways with another dinger. Another day. Another Dansby homer. pic.twitter.com/JsCh4svnkd — FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) July 27, 2020...
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