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JUSTIN TURNER RUMORS

Dodgers Avoid Arbitration Entirely, Because Dodgers

Like the Dodgers were really going to go to arbitration, right? In the days after coming to terms on one-year deals with A.J. Ellis and Chris Heisey, the Dodgers have now done the same with Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner, and Juan Nicasio. Each get raises, because that’s how arbitration works, no matter how you think it actually works or should work. Jansen went from $4.3 million...
Via Dodgers Digest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner among four to file for arbitration

It went somewhat unnoticed on Tuesday, but the Dodgers had four players file for arbitration, sans A.J. Ellis, who agreed to a $4.25 million contract for 2015. Chris Heisey, Kenley Jansen, Juan Nicasio and Justin Turner all filed for arbitration on the deadline day after failing to reach agreements with the Dodgers. Now, this doesn’t mean they’re actually going to arbitration...
Via Dodgers Digest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

A Year Ago The Mets Non-Tendered Justin Turner… Oops…

It was interesting reading about the value of lineup flexibility and also having various interchangeable parts on the bench who were versatile and provided a manager with the ability to maximize his strategic opportunities. That’s what Gil Hodges always said when talking about our miracle Mets. With that on my mind I came across a familiar name this morning when MLB Trade Rumors...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

How Do We Explain Justin Turner?

Of all the ways the Mets could Met, this one has been the most beneficial to all of us: They non-tendered Justin Turner last winter, slammed his “hustle,” then watched him blossom into a vital part of a Dodgers team with championship aspirations and single-handedly outperform most of the 2014 New York offense. Mets gonna Mets, as they say, and this one has so many different...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Turner Was On A Mission Last Night

Dodgers utility man Justin Turner put on a heck of show last night, seemingly doing everything he could to beat his old teammates. Turner turned two key double plays against the Mets, and was no slouch at the plate singling, doubling, drawing a walk and scoring a run. Turner also stole a base and nearly scored another run if not for a botched suicide squeeze by Dan Haren who failed...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Why Justin Turner has been the biggest surprise

Last season the Dodgers had some of the most talented utility players in the major leagues, including seasoned veterans Skip Schumaker, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Nick Punto. Those three were reliable options whose versatility helped carry the Dodgers through various injuries throughout the season, while also serving as valuable substitutes late in games. All three took on important...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Turner agrees to minor league deal with Dodgers

Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a minor league contract. The 29-year-old infielder hit .280 with two home runs and 16 RBIs in 86 games with the New York Mets last season. He appeared at all four infield positions as well as one game in left field. Turner has a .260 batting average with eight homers and 89 RBIs in 318 career games over five major league...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Sign Justin Turner To Minors Deal

Justin Turner is heading to Los Angeles according to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. The Dodgers agreed to sign the former Met infielder to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. Turner, 28, batted .280/.319/.385 in 200 at-bats with two home runs, 20 runs scored and 16 RBI over 86 games for the Mets in 2013. He was unceremoniously released by the Mets because “his propensity...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers Sign Justin Turner. Finally.

(via) I feel like we’ve been talking about Justin Turner for so long — months, if we’re including the old MSTI — that the fact that news just came out that they have in fact signed him seems more anti-climactic than anything. This seemed pretty obvious a few days ago, when the Dodgers let loose that a signing of an infielder was imminent, that there was just about no one...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres and Twins Like Free Agent Justin Turner

A San Diego Padres team source told me that Justin Turner is a player they like. “He’s the kind of player that could elevate our bench and we like his makeup.” it was leaked, after the Mets non-tendered Turner in early December, that the front office decided to let him go because of his apparent lack of hustle. One other team who has expressed interest in the former Met, is...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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