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JUSTIN TURNER RUMORS

Justin Turner: The One That Got Away

On December 2nd, 2013 the Mets made a decision that looms large on their current roster when they decided to non-tender Justin Turner. At the time, Turner was coming off arguably his most productive season as he set a career high in WAR at 0.8 and OPS+ at 100 despite getting only 200 at-bats while playing seven different positions. The move to cut a valuable utility infielder who...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 27, 2015  |  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

Dodgers 4, Giants 2: Justin Turner takes a selfie for the Giants

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...
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 Associated Press
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

A sincere thank you to Jeremy Hefner and Justin Turner

Monday started off great; Jordany Valdespin was non-tendered and it later came out that Sandy Alderson had met with Curtis Granderson. Then it took a dark turn as Justin Turner and Jeremy Hefner were non-tendered by the Mets. Turner has had his ups and down while playing in New York, but the Mets fans deserve to see him play again and Turner himself deserves to return to New...
Via Mets360.com
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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