Building the perfect Dodgers lineup for 2021 season

Adam Weinrib
Oct 7, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates after hitting a solo home run off of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Zach Davies (not pictured) during the fourth inning in game two of the 2020 NLDS at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 7, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates after hitting a solo home run off of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Zach Davies (not pictured) during the fourth inning in game two of the 2020 NLDS at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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Batting Second: Corey Seager, SS

The Dodgers’ next long-term commitment, everybody!

Despite a recent rash of “Hey, I’m just asking questions here!” Corey Seager trade proposals, we feel confident that the Dodgers will let the Seager situation play itself out in 2020, and that an extension is likely in the works when this season wraps.

Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado is a nice thought, and the anticipation that Seager may someday move off short is a valid worry, but you don’t mess with talent. And even if he eventually grows into a second base-only option, then you have one of the best offensive second baseman in the game under your control. Not really a major issue.

Seager is an ideal No. 2 bat, with his combination of power and contact skills. Besides, this is the spot in the lineup where he thrived to the point of being named the NLCS and World Series MVP, keying a history-making postseason comeback and championship run.

He’s our guy here, and hopefully, after a slightly-less-pandemic-dominated 2021 season, the Dodgers will make sure this remains the case beyond this year.

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