Kyle Seager Signs Seven Year, $100 Million Contract Extension


In 2014, Kyle Seager blossomed into one of the best third basemen in all of baseball, and according to Yahoo Sports, the Seattle Mariners’ third basemen is about to be payed as such.

According to the report, the contract also includes an eighth-year club option that would up the total value of the contract to $120 million. It would be the fourth-largest contract ever given to an MLB third basemen.

Kyle Seager joins Robinson Cano and Felix Hernandez as the third Mariner to be signed to a nine-figure contract in the recent years. Only five other teams have three or more players with $100+ million contracts. However, the M’s might be looking to add a fourth high-priced player this offseason, as they are desperately searching to find a right-handed power bat for the right price, either through free agency or trade.

Seager’s development, both at the plate and on the hot corner, forced management’s hand. He had a huge season at the plate, with career bests in average (.268), slugging (.454), OPS (.788), home runs (25), RBI (96), triples (4) and WAR (5.8).

Seager also won his first gold glove after finishing 2014 with the highest fielding % among MLB third basemen, and had the third highest DWAR among AL third basemen.

This is a move the Mariners had to make. While another bat is still needed between Seager and Robinson Cano, extending the team’s homegrown third baseman was the first step. This signing is also a much better investment than bringing in any other player. Seager is still young, and is now signed through the rest of his prime. The Mariners also were not forced to overpay, like they could be in their attempts to sign free agents such as Nelson Cruz or Melky Cabrera. There is no doubt that Kyle Seager will be worth every cent of this contract.