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Dodgers: Corey Seager Receiving Interest from Cincinnati Reds



Outside of the key prospect names, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager has been the most commonly used name in trade rumors this winter and it makes sense to a certain degree.

While talks with the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox may have cooled, that does not mean that the Corey Seager trade rumors will come to a stop. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Cincinnati Reds have demonstrated a ton of interest in the young shortstop this winter.

While Rosenthal states that there is a certain level of interest being demonstrated, he notes that a deal is nowhere near imminent. Seager still appears a longshot to get dealt with two more years of control remaining, but the chances are increasing.

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Seager has dealt with injuries throughout his career, including an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery and required him to miss most of the 2018 season. He also underwent a hip procedure. Now, though, he will likely enter 2020 at full strength. He struggled in 2019 at times, but a lot of it can be attributed to injuries.

Expect Seager’s production to be somewhere between his 2017 and 2019 seasons. While he might never be in the conversation as an MVP, he should remain as one of the best shortstops in the game.

In a specific deal with the Reds, the Dodgers could seek out prospects from the Reds or potentially even package Seager with prospects in a deal for a top flight starting pitcher.

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Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Seriously? How did we go from Seager for Lindor (not that that was ever gonna happen) to Seager for “prospects? What? Really? For whom? Hunter Greene? Or Seager PLUS “prospects” for Gray or Castillo or Bauer? Seriously?? How does this make ANY sense for the Dodgers?????

    • Relax… It was a slow day at the office and Rosenthal had to turn in something. When these talking heads pick a name (Seager) for anonymous “prospects” or unnamed “top flight” pitcher you know they have nothing and they are just filling their daily requirement to create a buzz about something or keep their twitter feeds going.

  2. Seriously? What? How did we go from Seager for LIndor (not that that was ever gonna happen) to Seager for “prospects?” Really? Such as whom? Hunter Greene? Just because Seager doesn’t approach the plate like the non-playing sabermetricians say he should? Seriously? Or Seager PLUS prospects for Castillo, Bauer or Gray? Really? You can’t possibly be serious????

    • This started with “insiders” noting that Cincinnati is interested in Seager. I’m sure there is a lot of interest in Seager. If the quasi Dodger fans who like to repackage the same narrative over and over and over again were in charge, he would have been traded 2 minutes after Game 2. Fortunately they’re not.

  3. The contributing writers need to start vetting their stories much more thoroughly. Every day there’s another completely unsubstantiated article about trades. It makes staying with this site more and more difficult.

    • Seager is an outstanding young player. Are the Dodgers trying to get rid of him because he might make some money some day? Bellinger’s going to make some money too. Are they going to try to get rid of him too? Every rising star will eventually make money. Would you rather bring up a steady stream of bums, or dump everyone as soon as they qualify for arbitration? Seager has a lifetime batting average of 294. A shade less than 300 which is the gold standard. Even in an off year like last year he batted 272 which is well above the league average. He’s no more injury prone than any other player. He’s not a pitcher, so he’ll never have TJ surgery again. He did the hip thing at the same time as the TJ surgery, which was very smart, since no additional time was lost over normal TJ recovery time. He strains a muscle from time to time. So what! It happens. Let the guy play. He’s already been on two all star teams, and is entering this season healthy. If they want to move him to third, that’s fine. But let him play. I expect Seager to be back to all star form this year. It would be nice if he was still wearing a Dodger uniform at that time.

      • There’s no way Seager should be traded. As many have pointed out, he had a pretty darn good year coming off 2 surgeries and now with a full year back playing, I expect his 2020 season to be even better.

      • I couldn’t have said it better. Dodgers have earned a cheapskate reputation! Grandal, Grienke,Watson,Puig and more. But simply paying these players would have solidified the weaknesses the team has right now! Bull pen lefty, second starter, #2 rated catcher in baseball, best all around outfielder in baseball! Now Seager and Cody have pay days coming up! Enjoy watching them now 106.

    • But it would be fitting Don to get a box of rocks for Seager. Lux is a natural shortstop who won’t cost the Dodgers much. Anything to avoid paying !!! The Dodger way!

      • Lux has had trouble with his throws and is expected to be better suited for second base. Dealing Seager to the Reds only makes sense if the prospects get dealt to Cleveland for Lindor.

  4. Folks, Seager is not going to the Reds, Lindor is not coming to Dodgers, Betts is not coming to Dodgers, Donalldson is not coming to Dodgers, Arenado is not being traded to Dodgers, Roberts will be Roberts doing as he has already said so, the very same things he did last year and especially with the pitching decisions in the NLDS. Expect more of the same, a lineup that is too left handed, a game of shuffle board every time the Dodgers face a LHP, and so on and so on. Maybe we might avoid a 4 th consecutive bouncing from the PS on the Dodger’s home field…end of story.

  5. As cheap as the Dodgers are hoping they aren’t overpaying you Stop writing junk. Rumors are rumors and everybody is interested in somebody. If you don’t have something to write about that is plausible turn off your computer.

  6. HEY DUDMAN FOR GODS SAKE TRADE FOR A TOP PLAYER. SHOW FANS YOU CAN MAKE A DEAL THAT MAKES SENSE. SEEMS YOU ARE LIKE SOMEBODY FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF EARTH .

  7. Any deals regarding the Dodgers are pure idol gossip. This one with the Reds wanting Seager is ABSURD! Betts is signed in arbitration! Lindor is signed in arbitration! Bryant has signed with the Cubs!
    Mike Clevinger signed with Cleveland! What can the Reds give us worth Corey Seager? NADA! Let’s cool these fairy tales! They’re not coming true!!!

  8. there is no way they should trade seager unless they can get lindor and it looks like the indians are keeping him

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