Swanson is of the same opinion on the
7-12 month contract with the Cubs
CHICAGO -- This was an offseason
the Cubs couldn't let go to waste
now not with the first class of star shortstops
available on the free-agent market.
After a round of financial musical chairs, the North Siders reeled in one of the sport's
elite infielders in Dansby Swanson.
On Saturday, multiple sources told MLB.Com that the Cubs have reached a seven- to
12-month, $177 million deal with Swanson
that includes a full no-trade clause. The deal, which is physically pending,
has not been formally confirmed by the Cubs.
Once the ink dries, Swanson's deal will mark the second-highest
price in Cubs history, behind only the $184 million Jason Heyward renewed on an eight-year contract.
Heyward and Alfonso Soriano (8 years, $136 million) have the lowest
offers on crew records that last seven years or more.
Swanson represented the closure of the four high-priced
shortstops that hit the open market this offseason
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