Reason 2: A full off-season
Despite the injury concerns when his contract was signed, Corey Seager made it through the 2022 season without a single trip to the IL. He played in 151 games, 144 of which were at shortstop. Now for the first time in several years, Seager has a full offseason to rest, recover, and prepare for a new season.
You may remember watching Seager’s Dodgers play well into October each of his first seven seasons, including a 2020 championship run that ended with a World Series MVP trophy. While Rangers fans would obviously prefer to be watching their franchise shortstop on the biggest stage this year, the fact that Corey has a full offseason to get ready for 2023 could set the stage for a massive year.