Rangers Sign Corey Seager to Ten-Year Deal

The long dance is finally over. Ever since the 2021 MLB Hot Stove was lit at the end of the season, rumors have been swirling. Particularly rumors that linked free agent shortstop Corey Seager to the Texas Rangers. Those rumors came to fruition on Monday afternoon when Seager and the Rangers came together on a deal that will be beneficial for both sides. The agreement is for ten years and will pay Seager $325 million for his services between now and then. Rangers fans everywhere had a strong feeling that this might happen. They did not, however, know when it was going to happen.

One Busy Week

The signing of Seager comes less than 24 hours after the Texas Rangers signed free agent second baseman Marcus Semien to a seven-year contract. Later that same day, they came to terms with outfielder Kole Calhoun on a one-year deal. The Rangers thus far have made it clear that they have money to spend this offseason, and they’re not afraid to spend it. Rangers President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels, along with GM Chris Young appear to have their sites set on winning in 2022. It certainly doesn’t look like they’re even close to finished putting their ball club together.

Eager Seager

Considering the job security he just landed, one can only imagine how much Seager is looking forward to getting started in Arlington. He should enjoy the hitter friendliness of Globe Life Field. During the 2021 season, Seager hit .306 with 16 home runs in 353 at-bats for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He drove in 57 runs and scored 54 runs. He also had one stolen base. The Texas Rangers are getting a winner with Seager. In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, he won a World Series ring with the Dodgers. He also took home NLCS MVP honors that year. Rangers fans will be watching to see if he can bring that winning attitude to the Lone Star State.

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