It’s a tough day to be a Dodgers fan. After news broke this morning that Max Scherzer would be signing a massive deal with the New York Mets, it sounds like they have lost out on another big name. This time, it’s Corey Seager.
The Dodgers were obviously one of the teams looking to sign Seager after he hit the free-agent market this offseason. But with so many teams in on the star, it seemed more and more unlikely that they would be able to retain his services.
And now they have indeed lost him to free agency. The Dodgers are going to have to watch Seager head out to Texas as he has reportedly agreed on a massive deal with the Rangers. The terms of the contract have not been confirmed, but it is believed to be for 10 years and $325 million.
BREAKING: Star shortstop Corey Seager and the Texas Rangers are in agreement on a 10-year, $325 million deal, sources familiar with the situation tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 29, 2021
That figure likely put the Dodgers out of the running, especially with someone like Trea Turner available to them at shortstop. So rather than keeping their guy long-term, they will need to pivot another direction.
Seager leaves the Dodgers after 7 really successful seasons with the team, aside from a few major injuries that slowed him down. Through 636 career games with Los Angeles, Seager slashed .297/.367/.504 and provided the team with plenty of big playoff moments.
It’s one heck of a loss for the Dodgers.