Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 9/10/13
Justin Turner has been a fan favorite in Queens since his crazy 20 RBI in May of 2011, and it was never doubted he would make the opening day roster two years in a row. he has definitely shown that he isn’t exactly consistent when he plays every day, but he will get it done on the bench. Every Mets fan can talk continuously about Turner and the confidence he brings every time he steps up to the plate. Due to Turner being a shoe-in for bench on the major league roster the Mets, instead of giving him slightly more than league minimum for his arbitration, Sandy Alderson should buy out the arbitration years and give him the Ryan Raburn treatment. Why the Mets should buy out his arbitration years/give him a contract extension: Clutch Hitting: Most people will remember in 2011, Turner’s last stint as an everyday player, when he hit .350 with runners in scoring position (RISP) and an impressive .364 with two outs and RISP. Turner hit .295 with two outs in general. He would proceed to hit .293
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