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Dodgers Offseason: MLB Insider Reports that Corey Seager Remains on Rangers Radar

In less than great news, it seems like Dodgers fans should perhaps start to brace more for the loss of Corey Seager this offseason. The shortstop is a free agent and has reportedly been in communication with a number of MLB clubs since the end of the season with the biggest being the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.

Late on Sunday, MLB insider Ken Rosenthal didn’t do anything to help LA fans feel optimistic with this tweet.

The Rangers made a pair of big splashes earlier on Sunday when it was reported that Texas had agreed to a seven-year deal with free agent infielder Marcus Semien and a four-year deal with free agent right-hander Jon Gray. After committing over $230 million to two players, the next question is how much do the Rangers plan on spending this winter?

Well, if they remain in on Seager, it’s definitely a lot.

With Max Scherzer reportedly leaning toward signing with the Mets, it’s beginning to feel bleak for fans in LA. So far the biggest splashes for the Dodgers are a pair of minor league types with upside. Still, there’s reason to keep the faith. At the end of the season, Seager expressed a desire to return to Los Angeles. Plus you can never really count out the Dodgers’ front office until the last minute.

If Seager does leave, thankfully there’s already an all-star ready to take his place at shortstop. The Dodgers traded for Trea Turner last year at the deadline for just this sort of situation. But there would still be a massive hole to fill in the lineup.

Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, Chris Taylor, Joe Kelly, and Corey Knebel remain among LA’s best free agents on the open market.

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  1. As I said on a previous post, why would Seager sign with a bottom-feeding club when he is used to contending for championships every year. Are they just in it for the money or do they want to win? I think Seager or Scherzer would be miserable. It’s not like the addition of a player or two or even three are suddenly going to make them championship contenders. Also, it’s not like the Dodgers’ offer will be peanuts.

  2. None of us knows just what is in Corey’s mind, but I agree that the ability to contend every season is or should a primary concern for any ball player, but too many have just chased the money and in some cases have ruined their careers by doing so. The big fly in the ointment here is Boras who is not known to be completely on board with honesty with the progression of his clients deals/contracts. The deal that is being reported for Scherzer is stupid and if the Mets want to pay him the $42 M that is being put out for 3-4 years maybe the Dodgers should just let him go to the Mets. The new Mets owner got his feelings hurt on the Matz signing and now is showing signs that he wants to be the heir to George Steinbrenner in New York with his arrogance. Just my opinion, but that dead arm issue with Scherzer against the Braves is going to come back to haunt any team that signs a 38 year old to a 4 year deal at that amount of money. Maybe Mr. Cohen needs to understand that whatever he pays Scherzer or anyone else is guaranteed and his current course is not going to sit well in the 3rd and 4th years of a contract like the one proposed for Scherzer. The bottom line question is always going to be just how much is enough and how much do you need. Remember a few years back when Weaver signed a contract with the Angels that was clearly below market value and his agent was none too happy, but Weaver made the statement of a lifetime when he said what he signed for is more than enough for him and his family. He chose to return to the team HE WANTED TO PITCH FOR and did not chase the almighty dollar. His question then was just how much do you need?

  3. Nothing wrong with going after money….Dodgers didn’t take care of Seager after the world series….but paid Bauer and Mookie..Sure Scherzer didn’t like being micro managed by Doc…this is the Dodgers fault if the lose Seager and a big loss

  4. If Rangers can snag Seager, Kershaw and even Sherzer may follow, and suddenly Texas is a contender, big time.

  5. Let Kershaw go to Texas,Sign Chris Taylor… Trade Justin Turner , Let Kenley Jansen Go . Thank God Max went to NYC and not San Francisco , Why cant we ever Build up a top notch 3 rd basemen ?? Last Great Third Basemen Beltre !!! Sign Kyle Seager or Trade Prospects and Justin Turner to Oakland .. it is no longer Kershaws Team , or Kenleys , or Justins Team ..Time to Change Partners …. Get a Top Notch Lefty Closer To go with Blake and Brusdar !!! GO Dodgers !!

    • Can’t say that I agree with much of what you say here, but I do agree on going after Bryant to play 3rd. JT can become the DH and fill in occasionally at 3rd. On signing CT3, that should be foremost on the mind of the FO and why they are doing nothing is frustrating. Joel Sherman on MLB Channel this morning thinks it’s because they are waiting on the new CBA to find out where the competitive balance penalties are going to sit. Huge problem with their sitting on their hands, they are losing out on everyone, Mets owner sure as H is not concerned where the penalties are going to fall. Look at the money Texas is spending and we do nothing. I wouldn’t be against trading Trey for front line pitching and moving Lux to SS, Muncy to second and Freeman signed to play first.

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