Dodgers: Which Players Should be Off Limits in Trades?

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Andrew Friedman, President of Baseball Operations, and Stan Kasten, President, and part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers talk with Cody Bellinger
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Andrew Friedman, President of Baseball Operations, and Stan Kasten, President, and part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers talk with Cody Bellinger /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 24: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers flys out during the fifth inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Corey Seager

Remember him? The Dodgers prized shortstop missed nearly all of the 2018 regular season and postseason as he rehabbed from Tommy John surgery.  Barring any setbacks, he should be fully recovered from TJ and hip surgery and be the Dodgers’ everyday shortstop in 2019.  There is a chance the Dodgers ease him back into games and give him more days off to start the season but then he should be the workhorse he is at shortstop.

Despite being a veteran on the team, Seager will turn just 25 in April and figures to be a part of the Dodgers’ infield for the next decade at least.  While Seager may shift to third base as he gets older, he will still be a valuable player at third base both defensively and offensively.  Seager is a lock for 20+ homers and an average above .280 when he is fully healthy.

After playing through injuries the past few seasons it’s fair to wonder if Seager will put up even greater numbers now that he no longer has a bum elbow.  The Dodgers will welcome the clutch bat of Corey Seager back into their lineup in 2019 as he has been one of LA’s best hitters with runners in scoring position.

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