Texas Rangers Reportedly Signing Corey Seager to 10-Year, $325 Million Deal

The Texas Rangers decided that was it. After years of bottoming out and not spending, they decided to do ALL OF THEIR SPENDING in a single offseason.

Joining Marcus Semien and Jon Gray is the biggest one of all: Corey Seager for nearly a third of a billion dollars. This is some ARod 2.0 dealing by the Rangers:

That is just a monster, monster deal. No other way to talk about it. Carlos Correa just got a huge smile, and even Javy Báez and Trevor Story probably got a little more hopeful.

As for the Rangers, they are spending like crazy this offseason to turn a very bad team into an immediate winner. I think it’ll be a fun story to follow, even as recent attempts at this kind of thing have generally not worked out well (in the near-term, and especially in the long-term). Good on them for balling out, though, and a small, cynical part of me wonders whether their ownership is gearing up to try to sell in a couple years.

Seager and Semien heading to the same team really hurts the teams that were hoping to get a shortstop “deal” late in the market, because the Rangers took two of the top shortstops off the market while filling only one shortstop hole. The Cubs’ chances at getting a guy who slipped through the cracks in February just took a hit.

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