3 Mariners players who may not be back after 2021
Sadly, this is probably the most likely on the list. The potential Mariners Hall of Famer and best third baseman in franchise history is heading into the final guaranteed year on his contract.
The Mariners can exercise or decline Kyle Seager‘s $15 million player option and the general feeling from reading different articles and blogs this offseason is that Seattle will not do it. If that happens Seager will hit the open market for the first time in his career.
I have been having daydreams of a plan where the Mariners decline Seagers’ option, but they bring him back for less to try and have him finish his career in Seattle. Then in the daydream the front office also pulls through on their promise and spends next offseason, uniting Corey Seager with his brother on the left side of Seattle’s infield.
Of course for now it is a daydream and is probably also a pipe dream, as it would require the Mariners giving out a $250-300 million contract and getting Kyle Seager to come back after they decline his team option. For that reason, along with many teams needing a veteran third baseman who could be had for decently cheap next offseason, I see it likely that Seattle commits to the youth movement and Kyle is gone.