2 Teams Interested In All-Star Marcus Semien


Marcus Semien is going to land himself a big contract this winter. He is coming off of a magnificent season at the perfect time. In all 162 games with the Toronto Blue Jays, the 31-year-old infielder had 45 home runs, 102 RBIs and a .265 batting average. With that, he was a finalist for the American League MVP Award, but that of course went to Shohei Ohtani. 

With all of this, it's not too surprising to see that there are many teams in on the Semien sweepstakes. Yet, it now has been reported that the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers are heavily interested in him and could be deemed as the frontrunners.

The Tigers have already been very aggressive this offseason, as they signed Eduardo Rodriguez and acquired Tucker Barnhart. Along with Semien, they also are considering Javier Baez. Although they've been linked to Carlos Correa due to his connection with manager A.J. Hinch, the Tigers do not want to spend $300 million or more on one player. Semien will get paid a lot, but not for a long enough period of time where $300 million is possible. 

The Rangers have been open about the fact that they are looking to spend this winter. They are aiming to move their rebuilding period along and improve from their 60-102 record this season. It isn't surprising to hear that they are in on a guy like Semien. They saw plenty of him during his tenure with the Oakland Athletics. Yet, they also are known to be considering both Corey Seager and Trevor Story. Out of the trio, Seager may be their primary target at this juncture.

Alas, we will have to wait and see where Semien ends up, but don't be surprised if it's either Detroit or Texas. 

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