Have the LA Dodgers Given Up on Carlos Correa? Team Shifts Focus to Familiar Face

Published 11/24/2021, 8:00 AM EST
Oct 8, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) looks to the dugout during the game against the Chicago White Sox in game two of the 2021 ALDS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports


As the off-season kicked in, New York Yankees have been aggressively eyeing top agents like Carlos Correa and Corey Seager. However, as for Corey’s former team, Los Angeles Dodgers, they seem to be interested in only getting their star shortstop back.

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27-year-old shortstop, Corey Seager, was the 2020 World Series MVP with the Dodgers. Undoubtedly. Corey has played a pivotal role for the Dodgers, and they aren’t ready to say goodbye yet.

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Not Carlos Correa, but Corey Seager is the Dodgers’ favorite free agent

Corey has spent all his MLB career with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2015-2021). He has finally entered the free agency for the 2022 season and is on the radar of top teams for their shortstop positions. However, while there are other top free agents like Carlos Correa, the Dodgers are adamant about signing Corey back.

Oct 19, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) runs to second base after hitting a double to start the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2021 ALCS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Network’s Jon Heyman revealed that the Dodgers are determined to either have Corey or Trea Turner on their shortstop position for the 2022 season. Jon tweeted, “Dodgers are trying to bring back Corey Seager but don’t appear seriously interested in the other big free agent shortstops. So for them it’ll either be Seager or Trea Turner at SS next season.”

It is indeed a tough off-season for the Dodgers as 11 of their players have entered free agency. Now, with the New York Yankees leaving no stone unturned in signing the best in business, the Dodgers will have to place quite the offer on the table, to keep Corey to themselves.

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Corey rejected the qualifying offer by the Dodgers

The LA Dodgers had offered an $18.4 million qualifying offer to Corey earlier. But Corey rejected the offer, valuing himself much higher after his incredible outings in recent times. Notably, this is the first time Corey has entered the free agency, and he would surely try to fetch a huge deal for himself.

Oct 3, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50), shortstop Corey Seager (5) and first baseman Matt Beaty (45) score on a grand slam home run by shortstop Trea Turner (6) in the fifth inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

On the other hand, New York Yankees desperately need to fill in their shortstop position, and won’t hold back from spending big if needed. Will the LA Dodgers hand Corey Seager an offer worth staying or will the Yankees hijack their deal with an even better one?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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