Sport Report: Corey Seager agrees to whopping 10-year, $325M deal with Rangers

01:35  30 november  2021
01:35  30 november  2021 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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C. Seager , Texas agree to 10-yr. deal (source). A day after reportedly agreeing to a deal with free-agent infielder Marcus Semien, the Rangers made another huge splash, agreeing with shortstop Corey Seager on a 10 - year deal worth $ 325 million, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.

The Rangers entered the day very much still in pursuit of another shortstop, according to multiple industry sources. They have had in-depth talks with both Los Angeles’ Corey Seager and Colorado’s Trevor Story, an Irving native. Story, 29, is coming off a down year and made some concerning throws at the end of the season but has the most power of the group. On the surface, the Rangers got their shortstop Sunday night when they agreed to a seven- year , 5 million deal with Semien, but the club had targeted getting two of the elite free agent shortstop class and pairing them up the middle to

Corey Seager is headed to the Texas Rangers. The former Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop has agreed to a mammoth 10-year, $325 million deal, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

The deal contains a limited no-trade clause with no opt-outs, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.

Seager's move to Arlington ends a tenure with the Dodgers going all the way back to the 2012 MLB draft, during which Seager earned a ring, World Series MVP honors, two All-Star selections, two Silver Slugger Awards and a Rookie of the Year Award.

Dodgers appear focused on trying to bring back Corey Seager

  Dodgers appear focused on trying to bring back Corey Seager 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? © 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. Dodgers are trying to bring back Corey Seager but don’t appear seriously interested in the other big free agent shortstops.

Texas Rangers reportedly remain interested in Los Angeles Dodgers free agent Corey Seager and other shortstops after signing Marcus Semien. Marcus Semien was part of that group, but he reportedly came to terms with the Texas Rangers on a seven- year contract worth 5 million. That was the start of a busy stretch for the Rangers , who agreed to subsequent deals with Kole Calhoun and Jon Gray. Semien’s ability to play second base reportedly had the Rangers still in the picture for a marquee shortstop.

The Rangers entered the free agency shopping bazaar knowing three things: They had lots of money to spend, they needed lots of upgrades and it wasn’t really important where the upgrades came. Which is why Marcus Semien on Sunday became their portal to the greater free agency market. It all depends on how much more money the Rangers invest and whether they are able to land another of the elite shortstops on the market. The Rangers have talked with Carlos Correa, Corey Seager and Irving’s Trevor Story, the latter two more. While Seager and Correa are expected to receive contracts each

Now, he'll join Marcus Semien in a middle infield of marquee free agent signings as the Rangers lead an AL West arms race. They just signed Semien on Sunday. The Seattle Mariners reportedly signed AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray less than an hour before the Seager news broke.

The contract will be the largest in Rangers history, significantly topping the market-shattering 10-year, $252 million contract the team gave Alex Rodriguez in 2001. By the math of the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant, the Rangers have already spent more money in a single offseason's free agency than any team in MLB history, thanks to the Seager and Semien deals alone.

The Rangers picked a rather interesting way to confirm the news.

Meanwhile, Seager's departure won't leave the Dodgers with an immediate vacancy at shortstop, as the team had already hedged against the possibility by acquiring Trea Turner at last season's trade deadline.

The Dodgers also tendered Seager a qualifying offer, so they will receive a draft pick after the fourth round of the 2022 MLB draft. Because the Rangers had already signed Semien, who also received a qualifying offer, they will lose their third-highest draft pick in addition to their second-highest.

The good with Corey Seager: Consistent, clutch hitting

Seager's Dodgers career went all the way back to the 2012 MLB draft, when the team selected him 18th overall out of high school in North Carolina. Soon, Seager was the consensus top prospect in baseball, ranked No. 1 overall by Baseball America and MLB Pipeline.

Seager fully delivered on the prospect hype with a Rookie of the Year win in 2016 after hitting .308/.365/.512 with 26 homers, and he hasn't stopped hitting since. He has yet to post an OPS below league average in a season, a steady presence near the top of the perennially contending Dodgers' lineup.

Rangers reportedly sign Marcus Semien to 7-year deal, strike first in shortstop market

  Rangers reportedly sign Marcus Semien to 7-year deal, strike first in shortstop market The Texas Rangers have reportedly struck first in baseball's hot free agent shortstop market, agreeing to a 7-year, $175 million deal with Marcus Semien, per ESPN's Jeff Passan. Semien comes off the board ahead of fellow sought-after shortstops Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Trevor Story and Javier Baez. He also will apparently sign before the sport's collective bargaining agreement expires at midnight on Dec. 2, which is likely to spur a lockout and send the offseason into a freeze. The 31-year-old Semien is the oldest top-tier option in a monster shortstop free agent class.

Free agent shortstop Corey Seager could be nearing his next contract, as The New York Post’s Joel Sherman reports that there is a “belief” that Seager will sign on Monday. Seager was known to be leaning towards finding a new team before the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires on December 1, and interestingly, that same report indicated the same about another prominent Scott Boras client in Marcus Semien. Beyond Semien’s deal , Scherzer also seems to be nearing an agreement with the Mets, which perhaps increases the chances that Seager will also get his contract done in short order.

Corey seager contract?? (self.Dodgers). submitted 8 months ago by Julio Uríasithtdudea_5. What do you guys think is gonna happen with seager now that the market for shortstops has been set? Personally i feel like the padres might’ve jumped the gun to early on tatis jr contract which is their problem I think you might be underestimating the spending power of other teams, or overestimating how much Seager will get. He won’t be a M a year guy, probably more like mid-M. In addition to the Yankees and Dodgers, the Giants, Mets, Phillies, Angels, Astros and Rangers can afford him, and

In the last two years, Seager has reached another gear, hitting .306/.381/.545 with 31 homers in 147 games. He established his clutch bona fides with a monster run in the 2020 postseason, becoming the eighth player in MLB history to win both World Series and Championship Series MVP honors.

Across four series in the pandemic-lengthened playoffs, he hit .328/.425/.746 with eight homers. The latter mark would have tied the MLB record for most homers in a postseason had Tampa Bay Rays star Randy Arozarena not hit 10 in the same period. All but one of those series was played at the Rangers' Globe Life Field.

Few players hit the market with Seager's combination of youth, production and playoff performance, especially at a premium position, and that was reflected in his price.

The bad with Corey Seager: Injuries have been a problem

So Seager has been productive at the plate. Unfortunately, getting him to the plate has sometimes been a problem.

Simply put, Seager is no stranger to injuries. He dealt with elbow and back injuries in 2017, missed most of 2018 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, sat out a month in 2019 with a hamstring injury and sat out two months in 2021 with a hand fracture.

In the five seasons since he won Rookie of the Year in 2016, Seager has played more than 100 games in a season only twice. He has been a hitter ranging from solid to excellent when he has been healthy, but this contract is also a bet that he is more a victim of some freak injuries than legitimately injury prone.

Seager has also been long expected to eventually make a move away from shortstop, as he is easily one of the biggest players at the position at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds. The presence of Semien, who was playing a more than capable shortstop as recently as a couple years ago, could further complicate the situation.

Rangers Make Splash With Spending Spree. Will it Make a Difference? .
They signed Corey Seager and Marcus Semien to deals worth a combined $500 million, but their 2022 outlook remains bleak. View the original article to see embedded media.Let’s start this off with a tip of the cap to Jon Daniels and the rest of the Rangers’ braintrust. They looked at a roster that lost 102 games in 2021 and took the flashiest, most expensive route to immediately upgrading it, spending $500 million on a pair of superstar shortstops in Corey Seager and Marcus Semien while outbidding MLB’s two richest franchises in the process.

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