It’s been a whirlwind of an offseason so far with many surprising deals getting done ahead of the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement on December 1. The Dodgers already lost out on bringing back Max Scherzer after he signed with the New York Mets. Not surprisingly with the way things have played out so far this offseason, Los Angeles won’t have to wait too long to find out the future of another Dodger.
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Corey Seager and where he will end up for the coming years. The Dodgers, Rangers, Tigers, and Yankees have all been linked to the star shortstop. Texas just signed Marcus Semien so they may be out of the running, or are they?
According to MLB Insider Joel Sherman, the belief is Seager may make a decision and sign on Monday.
Teams left GM Meetings earlier this month believing Scott Boras would sign his 3 big FAs b4 potential lockout. Semien has done so with #Rangers. Scherzer getting close. Belief also is that Seager will sign by tomorrow. And the #Rangers might pair him with Semien. It’s in play.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 29, 2021
It’s still unknown which team Seager is leaning towards. However, if we’ve learned one thing it’s that he’ll definitely be getting over $200 million. Semien will $175 million over 7 years at 31 years old. Seager is 4 years younger and would bring a polished bat from the left-handed batter’s box. Whichever team signs him will get a career .297 hitter with 104 home runs and 362 RBI. The biggest dings against him are his health and defense, which may lower his total value.
The belief is that Seager will eventually make the transition over to the hot corner later on down the road, but for now, he’s looking to be signed as a shortstop. Dodger fans would surely love to have Seager remain in Los Angeles where he has become a staple in the lineup. Losing him would be a huge blow to an offense that really struggled this past season. Of course, the Dodgers do have quite the consolation prize in Trea Turner so it wouldn’t be the end of the world if he did sign elsewhere.
Stay near your phones as the news should be coming in at any moment today.
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