It is well-documented at this point in the offseason that Corey Seager is a free agent and the Los Angeles Dodgers are going to have some competition in bringing him back. Seager, alongside Carlos Correa and Trevor Story, is part of a hot shortstop free agent market this winter.
While Seager is a fan favorite in LA, money talks, and as a Scott Boras client, we should not expect Seager to give the Dodgers any hometown discounts. While the Dodgers have the pocketbook to pay Seager, you cannot fully blame the team for setting a ceiling for Seager with his injury history.
Any team in baseball would benefit from having Seager, but as it stands today, there are five teams who seem to make the most sense for the 2020 World Series MVP.
5 teams most likely to steal Corey Seager from the Dodgers:
5. Toronto Blue Jays
Corey Seager probably is not the Blue Jays’ no. 1 offseason target. That would be Marcus Semien, who is coming off of an MVP finalist season after signing a one-year deal with Toronto. The most likely outcome for Toronto is probably retaining Semien, but if he walks away, Seager is an excellent plan B.
This also allows Seager to move to third base, which is something that he probably should have already done in his career. Bo Bichette can continue to man shortstop and the Blue Jays can shift Cavan Biggio over to second base full-time.
Seager may want to stay at shortstop, but so did Manny Machado when he was a free agent and look how much shortstop he has played? If the Blue Jays offer him the highest contract to play third base, then he is likely going to play third base.
Seager fits nicely in the Blue Jays’ lineup as well. The team’s three best hitters, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., George Springer and Bichette, are all right-handed. Seager adds a nice balance to the lineup and even allows the Blue Jays to potentially trade Orelvis Martinez or Jordan Groshans in the future for more pitching.