MLB News: Dansby Swanson not surprised by Braves departure and explains why?

The Newly signed Chicago Cubs shortstop Dansby Swansonadmitted last Wednesday that he was disappointed but not surprised that a reunion with the Atlanta Braves was not in the cards and so he said:

There are deep roots there, but at the end of the day, I got really close (to Atlanta) in the offseason … and I had a pretty good feeling that they were going to move on. We were on our honeymoon and we felt like (Chicago) is where we were supposed to be.”

The Cubs and Swanson they finalized a seven-year deal worth $177 million on Wednesday. The Braves’ final offer was reportedly around $100 million over six years.

Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos also shared that Swanson was willing to accept “a lot less” to stay in Atlanta. This marks the second straight offseason with a major departure from the Braves’ 2021 World Series-winning roster. after Freddie Freeman joined the Los Angeles Dodgers before the 2022 season:

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Atlanta is currently projected to start the 2023 season with 21-year-old Vaughn Grissom as the starting shortstop. Grissom made just two appearances at the position last year, with most of his playing time at second base in the absence of Ozzie Albies.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB News: Dansby Swanson not surprised by Braves departure and explains why?