Now I wear the uniform of the Chicago Cubs, not the Atlanta Braves. This is the story of Dansby Swanson, a “handsome shortstop” with the best defense.안전놀이터
Swanson entered the Cubs with a ‘jackpot’ of 177 million dollars (approximately 226.8 billion won) in 7 years after obtaining FA qualification ahead of this season. And he went to his first spring training with the Cubs.
Swanson felt responsible as a high-paid man, and as soon as he joined the Cubs, he was given a list of players’ phone numbers. He’s already been talking on the phone, exchanging text messages with his existing co-workers since last December, getting to know them. It is because I believe that forming such intimacy will lead to good performance on the ground.
“Good teams have players that play together. I think the Cubs can get along well enough,” Swanson said.
The Cubs have accelerated their rebuilding efforts over the past two years. And ahead of this season, they recruited a large number of fall baseball contractors, including Swanson. Cody Ballinger, Trey Mancini, and Eric Hosmer all have World Series titles.
Cubs pitcher Marcus Stroman welcomed the players, saying, “When players with a lot of big game experience come in, their engagement and the way they motivate them inspire other players around them. It’s going to have a huge impact mentally.”
After enjoying a win in Atlanta, Swanson wants the glory to continue with the Cubs. As a rebuilding team, he doesn’t want to be told he has to wait another year or two.
“I came for no other reason,” Swanson explained. “I came to win the game. To be part of something bigger than me. I came to be part of a team that won its fourth World Series for this great organization.”
Swanson played in 162 games last season, became an All-Star in the National League, and even won a Golden Glove at shortstop. He’s not too bad at hitting. His last two seasons averaged 26 home runs, 32 doubles, 92 runs batted in, 88 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases.
With Swanson’s appearance, former starting shortstop Nico Hoerner has to move to second base. Hoerner readily accepted the move to second base, saying he would do anything to help the team win the championship. The Cubs have become a team with the best keystone combination in the league.
Stroman, who has a lot of ground ball judo, couldn’t hide his excitement, saying, “Obviously he’s a player on our team, so he may be biased, but I’ve never seen a better shortstop or second baseman in the league.”
“If you ask me what style of baseball the Cubs play,” emphasized prospect Crowe Armstrong, “I’d say, ‘Look at our shortstop and second baseman.’ It’s a very simple answer.”