Marcus Semien's seven-year, $175 million contract resets the forecast for his new team and his fellow big-ticket infielders.
With days to go until the collective bargaining agreement expires, the first domino has fallen on the crowded, talented shortstop market. But it’s not Carlos Correa or Corey Seager: It’s Marcus Semien, who has reportedly signed a seven-year, $175 million contract with the Texas Rangers. It’s a blockbuster deal for a club that hopes to start contending soon. It’s also a higher-than-expected number for Semien—which might hint at what the other top shortstops on the market will be getting. Here’s the breakdown of how it matters around the game:
What This Means for Semien