And the Justin Turner free agency starts to come into frame. The top free agent of the Dodgers Turner is rumored to be seeking a multi-year deal, according to the Boston Globe. Moreover, Peter Abraham says that the 36-year-old is looking for a three-year deal.
Here’s exactly what Abraham had to say.
Justin Turner is seeking a three-year deal with the Dodgers, and the team would like to have him back. Turner has value in the market given his still potent bat and strong performance in the World Series. Dave Roberts and Mookie Betts have said Turner is the key to what has been a strong team culture.
Notably, this is the first time we’ve heard anything about JT’s contract demands this offseason. While three years seems reasonable at first glance for a team leader like JT, again, he is on the wrong side of
30 35 and has seen his defense metric decline in each of the last few seasons. But what he’s meant to this team and organization since signing with LA ahead of the 2014 season cannot be overlooked. And inking him through his age 38 season seems like a good show of respect for the 2020 World Series champ.
Heading into the middle of December could mean the market starts heating up in earnest. And with other teams showing interest in the free agent, a deal with Turner may come together sooner rather than later, if he re-signs with the Dodgers.