West Coast Interest Could Steal Seiya Suzuki Away From New York Yankees

Published 12/16/2021, 10:00 AM EST


If New York Yankees thought their arch-rivals, Boston Red Sox, are their only competition in the race to sign the Japanese star, Seiya Suzuki, we apologize for being the bearers of bad news. Fresh reports now state that a number of teams are interested in the 27-year-old, courtesy of his extraordinary career records.

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Coming with over nine years of baseball experience from Japan, Seiya was on the radar of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox for a while now. However, new reports have added more names to the list of his potential buyers.

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MLB insider reveals the teams interested in Seiya Suzuki

While Seiya Suzuki’s high demand was already known to all, MLB insider Jon Heyman has now added more names to the list of those interested. Jon tweeted saying, ”Hear multiple West Coast teams are also in on Suzuki, including Giants, Mariners and more. Multitalented OF predictably has big interest.”

Notably, Tampa Bay Rays, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, and of course Yankees and Red Sox were already eyeing him. It is Seiya’s insane stats that have got him so much attention after getting drafted into MLB.

During his career back home, Seiya smashed 189 home runs and has 102 stolen bases. He also hit .309/.402/.541 with a .943 OPS. Apart from his demand, Seiya’s recent social media activity also caused some controversies earlier.

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Earlier this month, Seiya broke Yankees fans’ hearts after he followed the Boston Red Sox on Instagram. Notably, it was the only franchise he was following then.

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However, only recently, Seiya unfollowed the franchise on social media, reigniting the dead hopes of the others.

Oct 5, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) pulls starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox in the American League Wildcard game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

With more franchises keeping him on their radar, Seiya is likely to receive some insane offers on his table once the lockout is lifted. Where do you think Seiya Suzuki will play next year?

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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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