Seager Will Have a Great 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2020

With Opening Day thirteen days away, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been playing scrimmages to get ready for this upcoming odd season. Friday Julio Urias looked great for three innings while Alex Wood had a few command issues in his 4.2 innings.

Today Buster Posey, a longtime catcher of the San Francisco Giants, announced his decision to opt out of the 2020 season. Recently, his wife Kristen and he adopted premature twins with some health issues. To protect the babies, Posey was advised not to play in the 2020 season.

No one should criticize a player who chooses not to perform during a pandemic. Some fans on social media have criticized players who have decided to opt out this season. This is wrong. During a pandemic, baseball players take a chance with their health and that of their families. Risking a person’s health to play a sport should be a personal decision. Without Posey, the Giants undoubtedly will be weaker, and having healthy babies is priceless.

The Dodgers are going to be ready for the season. Major League Baseball does not allow teams to have more than three exhibition games. It is difficult to evaluate how well a player is doing with only inter-squad games with bench coach Bob Geren being the only umpire.

Corey Seager appears to be poised to have an excellent year. Last year after missing almost the entire 2018 season with Tommy John and hip surgeries, Seager had a good 2019 season despite having most doubles. Moreover, in 2019, he missed a month with a strained hamstring.

During summer training, Seager has blistered every ball. Defensively, he has demonstrated I great range and a strong accurate arm. If Seager can return to the form that he had in 2016 when he was the National League Rookie of the Year, Seager will be an asset to the Dodgers.

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