Red Sox: Ranking the top five bargain contracts in Major League Baseball
By Jimmy Longo
In a market in which the player’s ownership has zero problem giving large sums of money to free agents and internal players, perhaps their best player makes the least amount of money.
At $575,000, the Los Angeles Dodgers are getting some of the best production in baseball, let alone at the shortstop position.
The NL Rookie of the Year hit 26 home runs at the ripe age of 22, finishing with 193 hits and a .308 average in the middle of a Dodgers lineup that advanced to the NLCS before losing to the Dodgers.
Going forward, Corey Seager will not only have this year’s worth of minimal salary, the young shortstop is due another team-controlled salary for the 2018 season as well. Seager’s first arbitration year doesn’t come until the 2019 season, though with Seager being part of the Scott Boras empire, the Dodgers may want to open up their checkbooks now anyways.