Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 1/20/12
Troy Renck of the Denver Post says the Rockies had been trying to acquire Marco Scutaro from the Red Sox, but those talks have stalled and says it’s “more likely they get someone like Justin Turner than Scutaro now.” In December, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York said the Mets were interested in acquiring Eric Young from the Rockies, and said Turner could ‘get the deal done.’ However, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports said the Mets were not discussing Justin Turner as part of a potential deal for Young. Turner played in 117 games for the Mets last season and hit .260 with a .334 OBP, 4 HR, 30 doubles and 49 RBI, while playing second base, third and one game at shortstop. However, earlier today on Twitter, Terry Collins said Daniel Murphy was the favorite to win the second base job out of camp. Michael Baron: Turner showed last season he was vulnerable to overexposure, as he appeared to have difficulty making adjustments to major league pitching as the season progressed. A backup role might be su...
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