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Dodgers: Chris Taylor Disappointed LA Couldn’t Bring Back Justin Turner

It’s been a whirlwind of an offseason for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They’ve lost many critical pieces which helped propel them to a World Series title and make them a juggernaut for the past decade. The most significant member L.A. lost this offseason was none other than long-time third baseman Justin Turner.

Turner is now a member of the Boston Red Sox, and many who thought J.T. would be a Dodger till he retired were in shock at the news.

Many emotions ranged for Dodger fans of J.T. leaving L.A. for Boston. Still, many probably felt the same way Dodgers utility star Chris Taylor felt about the Dodgers’ unable to keep Turner.

Taylor joined our very own Doug McKain to discuss a variety of things, and Taylor wasn’t shy to share how we felt about the departure of J.T.

“It’s going to be weird. I thought J.T. was going to be a Dodger for life, I really did. I was disappointed that we didn’t bring him back. Like I said, I wish J.T. all the best with the Red Sox. He’s one of my closest friends. I’ve seen him quite a few times this offseason, he was at my wedding as you mentioned. And it’s going to be different. It’s going to feel a little weird without him in the clubhouse. He always, he’s just that guy that had a presence and everybody looked up to him. And so, somebody is going to kind of have to step into that role, or maybe a few guys. But not only what he did on the field and in the clubhouse, but off the field, as well. All he’s done for the L.A. community, I think a lot of people are going to miss him this year.”

To think that Turner will not be a Dodger next season is odd to think about. You just assumed Turner would be a Dodger forever because of the way he embraced the city of Los Angeles and the organization.

Taylor and Turner are very close, considering they’ve been teammates for seven seasons and have spent tons of time together off the field.

We were all sad, disappointed, shocked, and many other emotions when we found out Turner would no longer be a Dodger. Seeing him don another uniform will be weird, but I’m glad he will be around familiar faces in the Red Sox clubhouse.

Charity Event

Chris is on the media trail promoting his upcoming “Driving For Hope” golf event at TopGolf in El Segundo. CT and his wife Mary along with the CT3 Foundation are hosting the first L.A. edition of his annual charity golf event. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles supporting children battling cancer and other life-altering illnesses.

Tickets are still available here for the Thursday, January 12 event. For those that cannot attend, there will be an online auction running along with the event. Details on their site.

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Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).

One Comment

  1. The Dodger management has done everything they could do to ensure the Dodgers finish second to the Padres, and maybe even third behind the Giants. What a disappointing off season. I am bummed at ‘”Dem Bums.”

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