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Dodgers: Tigers Have Reached Out to Agents of Corey Seager and Chris Taylor



The 2021 offseason has one of the deepest shortstop markets in recent years. Los Angeles has two high-impact players in that position that are very much included in that market. Corey Seager and Chris Taylor are both free agents and the team will try to keep one, if not both. Seager already rejected a qualifying offer from the Dodgers and Taylor is expected to do the same. 

If the Dodgers hope to retain those two stars then they should expect heavy competition. The Texas Rangers have already shown interest in signing Corey Seager as he has a familiar connection with the coaching staff there. They aren’t the only team who’s started moving in as the Detroit Tigers have reached out to agents of both Seager and Taylor. 

MLB Network’s Jon Morosi revealed that the Tigers are actively searching the shortstop market for their shortstop of the future.

The Tigers have been in the midst of a rebuild for a couple of years now. They’ve accumulated a lot of talent in the minor leagues and have started to reap the benefit of that the past couple of seasons. While they still finished under .500 this season, they showed signs of hope for the near future. 

Signing a player like Corey Seager or Chris Taylor would help to accelerate the process and add a veteran player who knows how to win. However, the Dodgers would have a lot to say about letting that happen so easily. the Tigers have money to spend and may try to outbid the Dodgers for either one, that’s if another team doesn’t join in the fun (yes, the Yankees). 

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Written by Adam Salcido

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  1. We all knew CT3 would get attention. He will get a 16 to 18 per year for 3-4 years from someone. So Friedman needs to pony up.

    • I believe the entire off seasons moves will focus around CT3. If the Dodgers have a brain they will pay the man, then go after pitching and bench. If they allow CT3 to walk, then we are seeing the slow process of rebuild and down load. The Dynasty that never was,,,,,………….

      • Kirk, I would think there’s some pressure on Freidman to NOT let CT3 walk. Our bench suffered in 2021 as a result of both Kike and Joc signing elsewhere. As it turns out Joc may have now accepted the fact that he won’t play everyday against every LHP but wants to be on a team that will contend. But then there’s still the Drrrrr factor.

        • I know you’ve always been high on Joc, and I believe your right. The Drrrrrrr factor will be in play for anyone that’s been here. I believe the Drrrrrrr factor will be mostly why everyone wants out. Don’t count on Joc coming back. The brave fans loved him and so did the Cubs. It must have been awesome for Joc to get another ring, and also to have a manager that knew when to pull a pitcher, when to walk someone, when to play a player by ability and Not what hand he bats with….I don’t recall Joc being sat down when he was hot in Atlanta…

    • He deserves a 3 to 4 year deal yes, but it’s he worth $70 million for as many times he strikes out (almost 29% of the time)? As barely average a player as Kiké is, Taylor still managed to have a worse WAR.

  2. I don’t see Corey lowering himself down to a team in rebuilding mode in Detroit of all places. I still have belief that he is going to be the big signing for the Dodgers, I just wish they hadn’t wasted time with the qualifying offer garbage. Corey did really well for an season that saw him play only 95 games so you don’t do that to significant pieces. Now for for Taylor, I think he is risking a bit not taking the qualifier because of that high K%. The negotiations being nowhere near close to agreement probably hampers everything however to begin with.

  3. Detroit ? Do they really have the $ to sign either. Would these caliber players really like this team?. If it’s all for the almighty dollar, then this game is not going to survive.

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