Max Scherzer, Corey Seager and More- LA Dodgers Could Lose These Top Stars Soon

Published 10/25/2021, 1:57 PM EDT
Oct 17, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) has his glove and hat inspected between innings against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning in game two of the 2021 NLCS at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports


The LA Dodgers faced an embarrassing defeat against the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series. The Braves escalated to the World Series, while Dodger’s dreams were shattered. Now, the Dodgers will enter the off-season; and things look risky for the team, as many prominent players will enter free agency.

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The reigning champions, LA Dodgers, were looking to compete in consecutive World Series. But, the Braves outclassed them by winning four out of six games.

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LA Dodgers stars who will enter free agency

Atlanta Braves dominated the LA Dodgers in the NLCS, sending them home so close to the World Series. However, the team still fared well in 2021, courtesy of key players like Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Corey Seager, and others. Now the Dodgers will prepare for the off-season and have important decisions to make.

Interestingly, eight Dodgers players will become free agents in 2022. Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, Corey Seager, Chris Taylor, Albert Pujols, Corey Knebel, and Joe Kelley will be the question mark players from the Dodgers.

While every one of them has been important for the Dodgers, some players have been significant to the team. Veteran player Clayton Kershaw has been part of the team since 2008. Sadly, Kershaw suffered an elbow injury and had not even appeared in the post-season. After his injury, his comeback is uncertain.

Oct 1, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) throws against the Milwaukee Brewers during the second inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Max Scherzer produced an astonishing performance for the Dodgers, despite his arm fatigue in the postseasons. Considering his form and performance, it’s said that San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres have already pursued him.

Trea Turner vs Corey Seager

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Undeniably, Trea Turner has been an asset to the Dodgers. With Corey becoming a free agent soon, there is a chance Dodgers might choose between Corey and Trea. However, they have made no contract extension with Corey to date.

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

The current Dodgers team has accomplished a lot together from Division titles to World Series. Albeit, several players hitting the market would make the bidding war tough for Dodgers, and some players are definitely leaving the team. Who all do you think will Dodgers be able to bring back?

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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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