What happened in 2014: Received a minor-league contract for $1 million, paid off big time for the Dodgers.
There was talk all winter of the Dodgers signing Justin Turner. A day after we launched this site, Chad wrote a piece about the Dodgers needing utility infield depth. The photo used: one of Justin Turner. Here’s what...
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...
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...
The Dodgers‘ magic number was reduced to one behind Zack Greinke‘s eight stellar innings of two-run ball in which he struck out five, limited the Giants to six hits, and walked none. Greinke didn’t face a batter with a runner in scoring position all game, helping to limit opportunities for a comeback.
Offensively, the Dodgers got to Madison Bumgarner early in the game, with...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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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...