Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 2/24/13
This past week, rumors bounced around about the idea of trading utility-man Justin Turner. It was reported that the Mets would not necessarily shop around Turner, but that they would listen to any offers that came along. On the one hand, trading Turner would make sense for a multitude of reasons, however Turner does offer some value in certain situations. The Mets may have a legitimate roster crunch. The combination of signing Latroy Hawkins, Pedro Feliciano, Scott Atchison and Brandon Lyon will take up a lot of roster spots if they all perform well in Spring Training. Since it’s not unlikely that those players will perform well in Spring Training, the Mets will probably need to consider sending some players to the minors. Turner is likely to be one of the players left off the 40-man roster because the Mets have been adamant about having Omar Quintanilla and Brandon Hicks as infield backups. It would be pretty wasteful to have Turner in the minors, considering that the Mets wo...
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