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.
I'm seeing #LindorToLA popping up a lot on here. Are we back on that again? Personally I take Seager long term over Frankie.
Who would you prefer for the next 7-8 years?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) December 13, 2020
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.
Objectively it’s tight. Both are excellent. However, I lean towards keeping the guys already on the team unless it’s a true upgrade. Big questions with Seager are Boras and how long he stays at SS.
— 2020 World Champs – Tim Rogers (@SDDodger) December 13, 2020
Understandably, many fans want to stick with Seager smooth.
Honestly after his playoff performance this year, how could any real Dodger fan not want Seager?
— Jessica Mauss (@sportygirl610) December 13, 2020
To paraphrase Andrew Friedman, let’s be pigs.
— smh (@conners_burner) December 13, 2020
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?