The elephant in the room was touched on immediately in Corey Seager’s first video chat with Dodgers media this spring. The star shortstop doesn’t have a contract after the season.
After posting an MVP-worthy regular season in 2020, and earning MVP honors in both the NLCS and World Series, Seager is on the fast track to a big payday next winter. As long as he can stay healthy. On Thursday, the 26-year-old made it known that his focus is on the 2021 season and nothing contract related.
I don’t really want to talk about that … That’s not my focus, it’s never been about that. It’s always about showing up that day and doing what you can to help your team.
Much has been made about the upcoming free agent class. Particularly at the shortstop position. Seager will hit the open market along with several other premier shortstops, including Francisco Lindor and Javy Baez. So, with Corey not ready or willing to talk shop when it comes to a contract extension this season, the Dodgers may have to be ready to bid on one of the top available free agents once again next offseason.
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