According to Mark Bowman, you shouldn’t hold your breath for a Dansby Swanson deal getting done any time soon.
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) December 9, 2022
Here’s what Bowman had to say:
Carlos Correa and Dansby Swanson are the last of this offseason’s “big four” shortstops standing, and while many Braves fans may be holding out hope for a reunion with Swanson, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that Swanson and the Braves “haven’t had any legit negotiations since the offseason began.” Atlanta’s most recent offer to Swanson was a six-year deal in the $16-17MM range annually, per Bowman, which aligns with last month’s reports that the Braves had offered Swanson a deal in the vicinity of $100MM.
MLB Trade Rumors went on to talk about what this could mean:
Until he signs elsewhere, Swanson still has a chance to remain with his hometown Braves. However, a months-long lack of negotiations, a standing offer that’s likely well shy of his eventual price tag, and a market of at least two other motivated suitors casts plenty of doubt on whether Atlanta is the likeliest landing place for Swanson.
I’ve said for weeks that this deal is far from a sure thing, and it seems that as time passes, it personally feels less likely the Braves will hang onto Swanson.