5 teams most likely to steal Corey Seager from the Dodgers

Jason Reed
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 02: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after striking out against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 02: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after striking out against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images) /
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Teams that could steal Corey Seager from the Dodgers:

3. Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers might not seem to make a lot of sense at first as they are one of the worst teams in MLB. Why in the world would Corey Seager go from the most consistently successful franchise in baseball to one of the worst?

Well, as mentioned several times now, money talks, and the Rangers have plenty of money to spend. The Rangers are far from being a small-market franchise and have given out big contracts before. With an excess amount of tax room, Seager could be their guy as they intend to spend $100 million (annually) this offseason.

There are also existing connections between the Rangers and Seager. The other premier free agents this offseason might not sign with Texas because of the recent track record, but these connections could convince Seager to go to Texas and be the face of a new era.

Seager reportedly has a good relationship with Rangers manager Chris Woodward, who used to be a coach in the Dodgers system. The Rangers also hired Tim Hyers as the club’s hitting coach. Hyers was an assistant hitting coach on the Dodgers in 2016 and 2017 before he bolted to the Red Sox.

The Rangers are also ironically littered with former Dodgers to the point where it seems like they are just trying to replicate Andrew Friedman’s operation. On top of Woodward and Hyers, the Rangers also have former Dodgers (or Dodger farmhands) Willie Calhoun, DJ Peters, Dennis Santana, Josh Sborz, Charlie Culberson and Jharel Cotton in the fold. Why not Seager?

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