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Dodgers: Corey Seager or Francisco Lindor as the Shortstop of the Future in LA?

Fans sound off on a hypothetical.



The offseason is usually flooded with trade rumors but, with 2020 being what it is, the hot stove has been quiet. However, it seems as though the Dodgers and, more notably Corey Seager, have been at the forefront of this year’s talks.

For many fans, the thought of Seager leaving Los Angeles is unacceptable. Especially after being reminded of what he can do with the bat when healthy. Everyone knew the talent was there so it’s not surprising when he was named the MVP for both the NLCS and World Series.

Still, as has been the case over the last few years, rumors involving Cleveland’s star shortstop Francisco Lindor have been top of mind for Dodgers fans. So much so that a #LindorToLA started making its rounds on social media.

Well, it turns out that you can’t play two shortstops at the same time, so we wondered aloud on our Twitter account if given the choice, would fans prefer to build around Seager or Lindor for the long term.

The results were overwhelming.

With more than 92% of the vote, it seems that fans prefer their own homegrown talent and an extension for Seags. With that in mind, of course, Scott Boras has to enter the conversation being that he is Seagers’ agent. And he likes big money for a lot of years.

Understandably, many fans want to stick with Seager smooth.

To paraphrase Andrew Friedman, let’s be pigs.

Having them both would probably be too much to ask for but, we can dream. Although to have both, someone would need to move off of the shortstop position. And that’s something that Corey is more than likely not interested in doing.

So, where do you stand? Are you hypothetically taking Corey Seager as your shortstop for the next 7-8 years or opting for the electric Frankie Lindor?

NEXT: Dodgers Writer Doesn’t See Corey Seager Moving Away from Shortstop

Written by Selena Marquez

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  1. “…or opting for the electric Lindor?” Careful, your bias is not very subtle. Sign Seager to an extension, he has earned it. Use the players/prospects the team would have to trade for Lindor to acquire a third baseman, or second baseman.

    • Hate on Boras if you want, but he does a great job for his clients — and those are the people for whom he works. Boras appears to be a ruthless negotiator, but I have the sense that Andrew Friedman is a VERY tough negotiator as well.

      • He does do a great job securing money for his clients (and himself) but so do a lot of agents that don’t leave you feeling in need of a shower after you read or hear what they say. Boras is so unreasonably selfish and disingenuous that I question anyone who willingly puts themselves in his care. You are judged by the company you keep.

        • I do not know Boras, so impossible for me to characterize him as either selfish, or disingenuous, or ethical in his dealings with his clients or their employers. I think he makes valid points about MLB executive leadership, as well as the union leadership. He also leaves me with the impression that once he says “you have a deal” he keeps that commitment. I am not a fan of his style of negotiating in the press, or by passing GM’s (Nationals Mike Rizzo as an example) and going directly to the President, or owner of a team; but, Presidents and Owners who allow that to happen are to blame more than Boras. Many MLB executives and owners have proven to be scoundrels – collusion, hiding injuries (Padres Preeler), outright cheating ( Astros Luhnow) — you get the type of negotiator you deserve.

          • You can’t do that SoCalBum. This is the internet. You’re only allowed to use half-baked theories, regurgitate what you saw from a random Facebook post, and / or send death threats to anyone who doesn’t agree with you.

            If you start using well-thought out responses, honest assessments, and respectful language, you’ll burn down the internet as we know it today.

            Thanks for bringing on the zombie apocalypse, jerk!

          • A reasonable response but lenient. I’ve never met him personally but have watched numerous interviews he has granted and he’s not shy about speaking publicly. I don’t know Kasten either but frequently feel embarrassed for the Dodger organization after he makes public statements.There’s plenty out there on the record for both where one could safely and justifiably draw negative conclusions.

      • I do hate on Boras, but He Is the only agent that has this reputation as “being a ruthless negotiator.” I’m going to show my age(with this comment) but I recall an athlete from the 80’s(Karl Marlone?) who got rid of his agent because he didn’t feel the need to pay a percentage of his salary to his agent.

  2. Well, long term you could have both because giving Seager a big contract would take away any sting in shifting to third. But ringing the bell for both him and Lindor would mean there is no money for Bellinger and probably less than Buehler is expecting. Lindor and Seager would be better than Machado and Tatis, primarily because it will be too hard for Machado to keep his jerkitude in check long term. It is interesting what difference a year makes, this time last year the – oops can’t call them the I word any more – Cleveland team was demanding Lux. This year, if the Dodgers offered Lux, the Lake Erie OilFires would add “and what army?

  3. Seager proved he can be an MVP in the playoffs. Lindor is an unknown. You never know until a player gets in that pressure situation how they perform.
    The Dodgers can only afford one with extensions coming in the next couple of years to Seager, Buehler, Bellinger, and Urias.
    I am not a fan of Seager at SS. It’s not his height it’s his overall defense. He is an average defensive SS.
    Boras is a very tough negotiator. But as SoCalBum says Friedman has proven to be a tough negotiator also. There are rumors Seager and his new wife want to buy a ranch like his brother in North Carolina. That may decide what Seager decides to do. IF Seager will not extend his contract this year I would seriously think about moving on from him in the future.

    • I think the only reason Seager will not sign an extension with Dodgers is a desire to play closer to home. Like his brother Kyle before him, he will have a difficult decision to make if the Dodgers offer him a huge, guaranteed contract. Kyle opted for the security, and living on his ranch in the off season. Corey? If the Dodgers were to make him an 8 year offer with $200M guarantee he will have a difficult time that down considering the SS free agent market in 2021 (Francisco Lindor, Trevor Story, Carlos Correa, and to a lesser degree Javier Baez). Turn down $200M (or at least in that neighborhood) and risk a bad 2021 season, and/or significant injury?

      • Valid points, Socal. Many players have opted for the security and then spending their off season at home if not necessarily the team residing in the same neighborhood. If Seager wants to remain a Dodger, I believe he would follow in his older brother Kyle’s foot steps.

  4. SS of the future? We have the best NOW. Keep him in blue for at least 10 years, whatever it takes. Start the chant— Seager! Seager! Seager!

  5. That’s the smartest thing I’ve seen written, if a wee bit optimistic re: Bauer. Hats off to you Jim C

  6. IT WOULDBE CRAZY TO LET SEAGER GET AWAY. SIGN HIM TO 8 YR. @ 8 MIL. GET LINDOR TO PLY 3RD BASE. IDONOT SEE WHAT IS WRONG W/ KIKA @ 2ND BASE,HE IS A GOOD CLUTCH HITTER, TRADE LUX HOW EVER HE WILL FIT TOWARD SIGNING LINDOR,THEN GO FOR A GREAT RH. BAT,AND IT IS OVER. ANDREW WILL TAKE CARE OF THE BULL PIN. CHRIS IS ALSO VERY GOOD @ 2ND BASE.

  7. Not winning another World Series over the next 4 years with an oft injured Seager and an old/injured Turner is what the fans will get if the Dodgers don’t trade Cory at his peak right now. Getting Nolan Aranado is the smart move. Gavin Lux is a bust so package him in a trade along with Will Smith and bring up Ruiz. Bhueler will cost a ton to re-sign along with a stud outfielder to pair with Mookie Betts. Our gang shot their load in 2020. Time to turn the page.

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