The Washington Nationals have a major need at third base; could Kyle Seager take the reins for a few years?
The Nationals are in a really bad situation. Starting pitchers Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin are in the middle of $245 million and $140 million contracts (respectively), but Strasburg has been mired with injuries and Corbin is coming off of the worst season of his career. At the trade deadline, they shipped out offensive stars Trea Turner, Kyle Schwarber, Yan Gomes, and Josh Harrison, and are now left with MVP candidate Juan Soto as their only hope.
At third base, the Nationals primarily used 24-year-old Carter Kieboom this season, but he is likely to move back to his natural position of shortstop with Alcides Escobar and Jordy Mercer hitting free agency. Soto is the only real left-handed threat in the lineup at this point, and third base is empty, so the Nationals would surely love to take him on for a few years. However, it’s unlikely Seager would be interested in signing with a rebuilding team at this point in his career.