Dodgers: Four bold predictions for the next decade

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 09: Manager Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers sits in the dug out during game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on October 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 7-3 and clinch the series 3-2. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 09: Manager Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers sits in the dug out during game five of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on October 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 7-3 and clinch the series 3-2. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 27: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during their MLB game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on September 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images) /

Corey Seager departs in free agency; Bellinger and Buehler do not

The three most important players in the Dodgers’ young core will become free agents in the coming decade.  Corey Seager will be the first as he is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2021 season.  Unfortunately for the Dodgers, Seager and Bellinger both have Scott Boras as their agent although that should not keep the team from extending either player.

Corey Seager’s 2020 season will go a long way in determining what type of contract he receives in free agency, or before it if the Dodgers try to extend him.  Corey had a down season in 2019 as he battled his way back from two serious surgeries.  The assumption is that he returns to form in 2020 and while Dodger fans hope that is the case, it’s certainly not a given.

My prediction is that Cody Bellinger and Walker Buehler will remain Dodgers for the duration of their career but Corey Seager will not.  The Dodgers will look to youngsters like Gavin Lux and Kody Hoese to make up the left side of the infield for the next decade and Corey Seager will leave in free agency.

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