The Los Angeles Dodgers completed an absolute blockbuster of a trade on Friday. The team acquired 3-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and 2021 NL All-Star Trea Turner for a package of 4 minor leaguers including LA’s top two prospects.
We break down all the details of the deal and throw out our grade for the trade. Next, we discuss what Scherzer and Turner can bring to the Dodgers and if LA will consider signing Turner long-term. Plus, Andrew Friedman discusses the Dodgers all-in approach at the deadline.
The 37-year-old Scherzer is completing a 7-year $191 million deal inked ahead of the 2015 season. Max posted a 92-47 record with a 2.80 ERA over 189 starts over the life of the deal (so far). Moreover, in 2021, he’s proving he can still get it done on the mound with a 2.76 ERA in 111 innings and a career-best .892 WHIP.
Essentially, he’s proving that he’s worth a potential contract extension. At least.
As for Turner, the speedster has been one of the best players in baseball over the last three seasons. When healthy. With Corey Seager set to become a free agent and Trea with a season of team control still left, the Dodgers could work out a contract extension in lieu of an arbitration deal. Notably, Seager’s agent Scott Boras will demand top dollar for the shortstop, despite his injury issues.
As where Turner’s agency CAA is notable for not being Boras Corp.
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