Report: 'Phillies will wind up with one of the four elite free-agent shortstops'


A "longtime agent" says that the Philadelphia Phillies will "wind up" with one of these four elite free-agent shortstops: Xander Bogaerts, Carlos Correa, Dansby Swanson, Trea Turner, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

"That's going to happen," Olney reports the agent told him.

The Phillies have been consistently reported as the frontrunner to sign Turner, the former teammate of Bryce Harper.

The Phillies have also been linked to Xander Bogaerts, as Phillies president Dave Dombrowski knows him well from his time as president of the Red Sox from 2015-2019.

Correa and Swanson are both 28-years-old, Turner is 29, and Bogaerts is 30. All four are elite players. Turner has the highest career batting average of the bunch (.302), while Bogaerts has the most acclaimed resume with four All-Star appearances, to World Series championship, and a 2019 All-MLB first team nomination.

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