Obviously, one of the Los Angeles Dodgers you always want to hear from is Corey Seager. He’s a player that left us clamoring for more, seemingly getting it going a little bit offensively just as the season ended.
Now, Seager talks about that premature ending to the 2019 season at Dodgers’ FanFest, as well as off-season work, and the 2020 season ahead. Of course, he also weighs in on the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. Certainly, there are more quotable Dodgers, but it’s nice to hear what one of the cornerstones has to say because of his importance to the Dodgers in 2020 and beyond.
First, it sounds like Seager has spent the off-season trying to get stronger. Hopefully that results in a spike in his slugging percentage and power numbers at the shortstop position in a couple of months.
“I’ve been doing a lot of strength training, trying to get it back and have a good year. Goals for the year are to try to have a good year, win the division and go through the postseason.”
Next, Seager talks about a 2019 season that ended prematurely. It sounds like he and his teammates were almost caught off-guard by the sudden tragic ending at the hands of the Washington Nationals in game five of the NLDS.
“The ending to the 2019 postseason was tough. Obviously you want to go further and it ended short. We had not had that happen in a while, so it was kind of a tough pill to swallow. It was really unexpected. Eventually you get past it, you start training and worry about next year.”
Notably, Seager has a similar thought on the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal as that of Kiké Hernandez. While it’s unfortunate, what’s done is done.
“It’s unfortunate, it is what it is and it’s not gonna change now. So I think everyone is kind of looking forward to next year.”
Without question, Seager is one of the Dodgers I can’t wait to see most from game one onward in 2020. His importance to the team’s overall success is paramount. At the top of his game, he can carry a team for weeks at a time. It won’t be long until we see if that version of Corey Seager is back.