Dodgers push for trade instead of renewing Turner’s contract?
The LA Dodgers are watching the trade market instead of renewing their contract with Tray Turner (29).
Major League Baseball official media MLB.com said on the 27th (Korea Standard Time), “The Dodgers are in contact with Turner and conversations are expected to continue throughout the offseason.” However, the possibility that Turner will not play in Los Angeles in 2023 is becoming a reality, he said, negatively predicting Turner’s contract with the Dodgers.
Turner, who wore a Dodgers uniform for trade last year, ranked 11th in the National League MVP voting and won the shortstop Silver Slugger with 21 home runs, 100 RBIs, 101 runs, and 27 steals in 160 games this year. Turner, who is in the FA market, is considered the biggest FA shortstop along with Carlos Correa and Xander Bogartz.
“Turner, who can no doubt be seen as the best shortstop in the market, will sign a long-term contract,” said MLB.com, who predicted, “If Turner heads to another team as expected, the Dodgers can use Gavin Lux, an internal resource, as a shortstop. He also analyzed the Dodgers’ options, saying, “We may try to sign a Bogartz contract, which can be cheaper than Turner.” However, if the Dodgers fail to sign Turner, it is highly likely that they will not sign all four major FA shortstop (Turner, Corea, Bogartz, Swanson).
MLB.com offered trade as another option. “It’s very reasonable to have Milwaukee shortstop Willie Adames on the trade, and the Dodgers have shown interest. “But I don’t know if Milwaukee is ready to trade its main shortstop,” he explained.
American media MLB Trade Rumours said, “Adames has two years left to control. Milwaukee highly evaluated the possibility of Adames trade, saying, “Main starters Corbyn Burns and Brandon Woodruff will also become FA after the end of the 2024 season, so there is a high possibility of trading one of the three players before that.”