From a fan’s perspective, yes the optimism surrounding this year’s Dodgers team is through the roof, and rightfully so. The blue crew is only a few days removed from one of the most impressive postseason victories in the last few years against the National League juggernaut, the San Francisco Giants.
It took five games to dethrone the regular season kings of the NL, as far as record and standings are concerned. That’s all more the reason to be excited about how deep of a run the Dodgers could make this postseason.
Despite this encouraging outlook on the team, there is still a huge offseason question that looms: What’s next?
What’s next for notable names like Kenley Jansen, Corey Seager, and Clayton Kershaw, who are all set to become free agents after this season. Seager, the club’s all-star shortstop said the postseason, not free agency, is the team’s primary focus with a shot at back-to-back World Series titles on the line.
“I don’t know if anybody thinks about that,” Seager said when asked about any feelings towards what could potentially be the last ride in a Dodgers uniform for some of the players. “Right now, you’re just in the moment. You’re trying to figure out how to beat [the Braves] tonight, stuff like that.”
The 2020 World Series MVP reiterated that his primary focus is on the now before what happens in the future.
“It’s never about really looking forward, it’s about today and how we win today and we’ll figure out how to win tomorrow and stuff like that,” Roberts said.
The 27-year-old infielder has spent his entire career with the Dodgers since being drafted 12th overall in the 2012 First Year Player Draft, making two all-star appearances, winning two Silver Sluggers and the NL Rookie of the Year award.
For his career, Seager has 11 homers, 32 RBI’s and 34 runs scored in the postseason.