Corey Seager has been an important piece of the Dodgers franchise since his debut in 2015. After spending his entire major league career with LA — 7 seasons — this offseason could be the end of the line for the 2016 NL Rookie of the Year.
Seager is a free agent and reportedly has a high asking price, which can make things more difficult as he negotiates his next deal. With that said, there is a lot of speculation on what the Dodgers will do if they part ways with Seager.
In a recent article at The Athletic, MLB Insider, Jim Bowden, spoke about the Dodgers’ options at shortstop if Seager does leave via free agency.
If the Dodgers can’t re-sign Seager, don’t expect them to pivot to (Carlos) Correa, (Javy) Báez, (Marcus) Semien or (Trevor) Story. Plan B would probably be to move Trea Turner to shortstop and Gavin Lux to second base.
The offseason has brought plenty of rumors, including some Dodger fans clamoring for the signing of Carlos Correa. Although it could be interesting to see, it does not look like it is in LA’s best interest to bring him on. However, being able to have the ability to use players as versatile as Gavin Lux and Trea Turner could go in the Dodger’s favor for the next season.
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There are a lot of directions that the Dodgers could go, but it just depends on how much they are willing to spend. Corey Seager will always mean something to the Dodgers organization. Not only did Seager help the Dodgers will a World Series, but won the NLCS and World Series MVP Awards along the way.
Corey Seager will always be a Dodgers legend.