Andrew Friedman let Corey Seager go, and fans were under the impression Trea Turner was the succession plan after he came over from Washington with Scherzer. Then Turner left the following year in free agency and, like Seager, thrived in the playoffs (well, until the last few games).
But it's safe to say LA fans preferred Seager, the homegrown shortstop that was the team's undisputed best player during their 2020 World Series run. Though his playoff career with the Dodgers was up-and-down, Seager has pulled out that 2020 magic this time around with the Rangers.
Seager and Adolis Garcia have led the charge here and have delivered clutch hit after clutch hit. As of this moment, the former first-round pick is looking like the Dodgers' missing October piece the last two years. It's unclear if Seager was keen on re-signing with the Dodgers, especially with Scott Boras as his agent, but it's safe to say their offer of $300 million with deferred money wasn't preferable to the Rangers' straight up $325 million deal.
Seager is beloved by Dodgers fans and is certainly missed, which makes his involvement in the Fall Classic worth watching. It might have a bittersweet feeling to it, but Seager capturing another ring will hopefully remind the Dodgers front office of the mistake they made so they don't ever let a player like this leave again.