The Dodgers are probably running out of time to sign Corey Seager to an extension. The closer we draw to the start of Spring Training, the less likely a deal seems. After all, Seager and his agent will probably want that opportunity to test free agency unless Los Angeles blows them away with an offer.
Seager is coming off of one of the best years of his career, albeit in a shortened season. But the 2020 season culminated in not just a Dodgers World Series, but an MVP trophy for his performances in that series as well as the NLCS.
A big part of the reason why he had so much success was that 2020 was the first time in a few years he was healthy. No more lingering side effects from his hip surgery or Tommy John, and no major hamstring issues to slow him down. The Dodgers played him in 52 regular-season games, and he stayed healthy.
David Vassegh also believes that the Dodgers are running out of time to get a deal done. In fact, he doesn’t see a deal getting done at all before the season starts, especially if the Mets don’t extend Francisco Lindor.
Don’t forget his agent is Scott Boras. Scott Boras does like to take his clients to what they have rightfully earned, and that’s free agency. And when you get to free agency and other teams start to bid on you, all bets are off. I don’t see the Dodgers and Seager going for an extension at this point in time, especially before Lindor and the Mets come to some sort of extension.
The connection there is that the Dodgers would have the opportunity to sign Lindor in the offseason if there is not an extension. That seems to be loosely connected and doesn’t really seem like it would be a factor in their efforts to extend Seager.
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