Winning the National League Championship Series MVP is a pretty big deal. Winning the World Series MVP might be an even bigger deal. But winning both is something that we don’t get to see very often, but we got to see it with the Dodgers’ Corey Seager in 2020.
After a solid 2020 campaign that culminated in a World Series championship, Dodgers fans started to look toward the future with Seager. After years of being involved in every trade rumor imaginable paired with the Francisco Lindor whispers around LA, Seager played in a way that made everyone remember what he can do when healthy.
After the World Series was over, the only question for Dodgers fans was when. When will Los Angeles give Seager a long-term deal to keep him in LA? Well luckily, The Athletic asked that to Preside of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman this week.
Corey has been a big part of what we’ve accomplished in the last five years. Our hope is he’s a big part of our future. But, obviously, he’s focused on having as good of a 2021 season as he can, as are we. We’ll figure that out when the time is right.
MLB and the Player’s Union still have a lot to figure out for the 2021 season, so that may be part of the delay. Another part of the delay could be Seager’s agent, Scott Boras, hoping to get Corey to the free-agent market. If that were the case, it would still seem likely that they give the Dodgers a chance to match any offer made to Seager.
Whatever the case, this is the final year of arbitration before Seager can hit the market. If the Dodgers want to keep Corey around for many years to come, they’re going to need to make it happen soon.
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