Teams that could steal Corey Seager from the Dodgers:
4. Seattle Mariners
Kyle Seager’s contract with the Seattle Mariners is up and it was an emotional scene at the end of the 2021 season. However, just because his contract is up doesn’t mean that he can’t re-sign with the Mariners at a cheaper price and be a Mariner for life.
The Mariners now have more space below the luxury tax to make a splashy signing, and if there is one person that can tell Corey about how great it is to be a Mariner, it is his brother, Kyle. The Mariners already have the most famous father-son duo in MLB history. Perhaps they could create the most famous brother duo in MLB history as well? This possibility became much more of a reality when we learned the story of the M’s dismissing the elder Seager with a rude email was hogwash.
The Mariners are in a perfect position to make a big splash signing like Corey Seager. They nearly made the AL Wild Card last season, and with so much young talent not only on the team but coming up in the farm system, all arrows are pointing up.
The team needs other things as well, such as pitching, but there is no pitcher in their prime on the market this offseason. The team would benefit much more from signing someone like Seager over Max Scherzer, and Seager is more likely to come to Seattle because of his brother.
The team could put Seager at shortstop and move J.P. Crawford to second, or could even play him at third and put his brother at DH. Regardless, there are ways to make room for him and that would be exactly the kind of splash signing that Seattle is looking for.