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Sport Dodgers appear focused on trying to bring back Corey Seager

04:35  23 november  2021
04:35  23 november  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

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There is plenty of interest in the list of big-name free agent shortstops, but what about one of the teams at risk of losing one of those players?

  Dodgers appear focused on trying to bring back Corey Seager © Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers may have an opening at shortstop, as Corey Seager is among the highly-touted free agents on the market. The Dodgers are trying to bring back Seager, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, but are not showing interest in any other shortstops.

As noted, the Dodgers traded for Trea Turner last year, who is a very capable shortstop. It’s not the end of the world if Seager leaves, but they clearly love Seager and want to keep him in the fold.

The other obvious option if the Dodgers wanted a big-name shortstop would be Carlos Correa. However, Correa is one of the faces of a Houston Astros team that beat out the Dodgers in the 2017 World Series, which has become infamous due to the team’s sign-stealing scandal. Correa’s history does not seem to be a problem for one team, but it might be too much for the Dodgers, especially if they can get by at shortstop without him.

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Can money buy baseball happiness? Mets and Rangers are trying to find out .
With a loaded free agent class and a collective bargaining agreement negotiation looming, MLB's financial floodgates have fully opened, and the water has pooled into two locations. The New York Mets, backed by hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen, have already reeled in four notable names. Having already landed Toronto Blue Jays All-Star Marcus Semien on a seven-year, $175 million deal and starting pitcher Jon Gray on a four-year, $56 million deal, the Rangers went ahead and grabbed erstwhile Los Angeles Dodgers star Corey Seager for 10 years and $325 million.

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