The Cincinnati Reds are said to have had interest in Corey Seager all offseason. What might a trade for the two-time All-Star look like?
According to a recent report from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Cincinnati Reds have been interested in Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager throughout the entire offseason. The Reds are obviously looking for one last piece to put them clearly in the driver’s seat heading into 2020. What might a potential trade for Seager look like?
Seager is a two-time All-Star with a career batting average of .294. With Cincinnati’s emphasis on upgrading the team’s hitting this winter, Seager would be a welcome addition. The former first-round pick took home Rookie of the Year honors in 2016 and has been a key cog in LA’s playoff runs over the past several years.
Freddy Galvis is currently slated to be the Reds Opening Day starter at shortstop. While that’s not the worst possible scenario, adding Seager would definitely be an upgrade and allow Galvis to be more of utility infielder. Cincinnati had previously been linked to Francisco Lindor, so the team’s interest in upgrading the shortstop position is clearly on the minds of Dick Williams and Nick Krall.
The Dodgers and Reds have been here before. Cincinnati dealt Homer Bailey and two prospects to Los Angeles last December in exchange for Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood, and Kyle Farmer. But, what might a trade for Corey Seager look like? What would the Dodgers be looking for? Who would the Reds have to give up? Let’s see if we can uncover a few possibilities.