Although he had a solid outing (going 2-4 with three RBI’s) in Friday night’s 5-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, while giving Omar Quintanilla a spell at shortstop, could we be looking at Justin Turner’s last few months with the New York Mets?
With the Mets calling up prospect Wilmer Flores this week, Turner’s role as super-utility player could be in peril as we head to the 2014 season.
Although, that’s based on the assumption that Flores and Daniel Murphy will both be a part of next year’s squad. With all of the above adept at playing second base, the Mets could conceivably move Murphy or Flores in the offseason to address some other pressing needs.
If the Mets do move either Murphy or Flores, then it could open up a spot for Turner to come back in his utility role.
However, haven’t we seen enough of Turner? Is he worth holding on to? It’s seems like he’s reached his ceiling.
The career .257 hitter, who doesn’t hit for power nor boasts any speed, is hardly the asset he once was...