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Re: Cubs in 23
« Reply #2250 on: May 27, 2023, 06:36:20 pm »
Question: Would anyone here have predicted that nearly 1/3 of way through the season, anything like the following:

Dansby Swanson: 2.1 WAR, 112 OPS+
Xander Bogaerts: 1.6 WAR, 114 OPS+
Trea Turner: 0.4 WAR, 85 OPS+
Carlos Correa:  0.3 WAR, 96 OPS+

Yeah, there is a lot of the season left yet, not to mention the lengths of the various contracts. But still, maybe Dansby should get a little more love. (And god forbid, even the Cubs for signing him for less money than the others got?)

Dansby is exactly what any unbiased observer would have expected him to be.  Maybe a little more OPB and less SLG than one might have predicted, but on balance exactly the guy we hoped we were buying.  He probably won't be that for 7 years, but that's not really the point.  That isn't how baseball free agency works.

This roster has 99 problems but Swanson ain't one.