Outside of the key prospect names, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager has been the most commonly used name in trade rumors this winter and it makes sense to a certain degree.
While talks with the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox may have cooled, that does not mean that the Corey Seager trade rumors will come to a stop. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Cincinnati Reds have demonstrated a ton of interest in the young shortstop this winter.
With four superstars on the trade market, the Hot Stove is still sizzling – and several club are still not done. Story: https://t.co/oLcWtAbRYW
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 9, 2020
While Rosenthal states that there is a certain level of interest being demonstrated, he notes that a deal is nowhere near imminent. Seager still appears a longshot to get dealt with two more years of control remaining, but the chances are increasing.
Seager has dealt with injuries throughout his career, including an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery and required him to miss most of the 2018 season. He also underwent a hip procedure. Now, though, he will likely enter 2020 at full strength. He struggled in 2019 at times, but a lot of it can be attributed to injuries.
Expect Seager’s production to be somewhere between his 2017 and 2019 seasons. While he might never be in the conversation as an MVP, he should remain as one of the best shortstops in the game.
In a specific deal with the Reds, the Dodgers could seek out prospects from the Reds or potentially even package Seager with prospects in a deal for a top flight starting pitcher.