After being drafted by the organization in 2012, he made his debut at the big-league level in 2015.
His stint with the team has been a smashing success, as the shortstop has evolved into a superstar before the Dodgers’ eyes.
Moreover, he helped L.A. win a World Series title in 2020, which is obviously the ultimate goal for any player and franchise.
But could the Seager era in Los Angeles be coming to an end?
The 27-year-old is a free agent this offseason, and he may very well end up in a new uniform in 2022.
Let’s take a look at a few possible landing spots for the two-time All-Star.
3. Dodgers (Re-Sign)
Let’s address the obvious possibility first.
Although Seager intends to decline the Dodgers’ qualifying offer, there’s still a chance the two sides could reach an agreement this winter.
L.A. would certainly have a big void to fill if Seager were to leave, and it might be in the team’s best interest to keep him around.
Seager’s injury history is a bit of a concern, but when he’s healthy, he’s a massive asset.
In the 2021 season, the two-time Silver Slugger slashed .306/.394/.521 over 95 games.
He posted a 145 OPS+, which was aided by his 16 home runs, 22 doubles, and three triples.
Corey Seager was quietly one of the best players in MLB after returning from the IL on 7/30:
🔥 .335 BA (6th)
🔥 .417 OBP (3rd)
💪 .592 SLG (11th)
🔥 169 wRC+ (7th)
— Doug McKain (@DMAC_LA) November 5, 2021
For his career, he has an OPS of .870 and OPS+ of 131.
That sort of production is very hard to replace.
2. Texas Rangers
There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of Seager landing with the Texas Rangers.
The Rangers are expected to heavily pursue a shortstop this offseason, and Seager does make a lot of sense as a candidate.
But here’s something we don’t know the answer to: Does Seager want to join a rebuilding team?
The Rangers are coming off of a 102-loss season, and they probably won’t challenge for a playoff bid in 2022.
Is Seager willing to play for a losing squad?
Of course, in due time, the Rangers will likely be ready to contend, but that could be multiple years away.
Seager already has one World Series title under his belt, so he has nothing to prove in that regard, but to some free agents, being on a winning team is the most important piece of criteria.
1. New York Yankees
If the New York Yankees were to add Seager this offseason, the move would check multiple boxes for the organization.
One, the team needs infield help.
Two, it could use a left-handed bat.
Seager is able to provide both of those things.
It seems like a really solid pairing on paper, and it’ll be very interesting to see if some rumors start to surface connecting the two sides.
Where do y’all think Corey Seager will end up ?
I think I got him going to the Yankees. 🧐
— spottieottiedopaliscious. 🍫 (@himynameis_shay) November 6, 2021
New York is ready to win now, but the club needs to get busy this offseason.
Despite having a very talented roster, the club hasn’t been to the World Series since 2009.
Signing Seager — an elite bat who fills a position of need — would be a massive step in the right direction.