Is it time for Braves to move on from Dansby?

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
February 22, 2019 - 11:12 am

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The Atlanta Braves will play their first game of Grapefruit League action against the Mets on Saturday in Port St. Lucie, FL. But one player you won't see in that first Spring Training game is shortstop Dansby Swanson.

According to MLB's Mark Bowman, Swanson will miss the early part of the Grapefruit League schedule because he has not fully recovered from wrist surgery.

The shortstop underwent surgery for cartlidge damage in his left wrist last November, and did not play in the postseason in 2018. 


The Midday Show with Rick and John debate the value of Swanson as we're only a couple of months away from the 2019 regular season.

"I'm over Dansby Swanson," John Michaels said. "If somebody were to take him off our hands right now, I'd gladly trade him."

John said Swanson's numbers have been average over the last two years. He compares them to utility player Johan Camargo, whose stats are noticeably better.

"Johan Camargo could be your everyday shortstop, and I think you're going to get more bang for your buck."

"The only reason, I'm saying this right now, that Dansby Swanson is on this team is that he was the number one pick in this draft, and they're still hoping that he can turn into the prospect that was drafted number one overall."

Rick Kamla believes this is a make-or-break year for Swanson. If he can show improvement and the stepping stone to being an All-Star, Kamla said the Braves should keep him around. If not, 'see ya!'

"I'm looking at Dansby like, 'I'm giving you one more year, bro.'"