Report: Dansby Swanson “bothered” by “an absence of communication”

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According to Mark Bowman, there have been little to no negotiations between the Braves and Dansby Swanson this offseason. Now, we have some insight into how Swanson feels about that:

Here’s what Bowman and MLBTradeRumors had to say:

Perhaps as notable as the lack of offseason communications is Bowman’s further reporting that Swanson has been “bothered by the absence of communication” and recently reached out directly to Braves president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos. It’s hard to hear that and not think back to the free agency of Freddie Freeman last offseason, which obviously culminated in Freeman’s somewhat stunning departure from Atlanta and a six-year deal with the Dodgers.

To this point, there’s no indication that the Braves’ standing offer is their best and final offer. It’s possible that if Swanson comes to the Braves with serious offers from other suitors, Atlanta will commensurately up its offer to Swanson and his agents at Excel Sports Management (the same agency that represents Freeman).

With the way shortstops are getting paid this offseason, I wouldn’t be surprised if Swanson got a massive deal from someone besides Atlanta.

Photographer: Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire


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