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Dodgers News: Trea Turner Reveals Why He Signed With the Phillies Of All Teams

Many Dodger fans knew it was inevitable that Trea Turner was leaving the club to go elsewhere, but when it finally happened, it was heartbreaking.

Turner decided to go east as we all expected and sign with the Philadephia Phillies for 11 years, $300 million taking him into his Age 41 season.

The 29-year-old was introduced to Phillie faithful on Thursday, and he expressed why he chose the Phillies over every other team that was in the running for him.

“Dombrowski, the club’s president of baseball operations, did not hide his intentions. He was transparent, and it set the tone for the negotiations. In baseball, obfuscation has become an art. Teams are more secretive than ever.
“I’m going to be honest with you,” Turner said to the three men. “All I ask is that you be honest with me.”
The Phillies showed Turner their hand.
“I didn’t really care to play the games and all that,” Turner said Thursday as he wore red pinstripes for the first time. “He told me right there that I was their No. 1 target.”

Turner was looking for a long-term deal and secured it with the Phillies. It seems like a perfect match at the moment.

L.A. was never in on Turner because they were never going to reach those amount of years or that amount of money. That’s not the Dodgers mantra; every Dodger fan should know that. It does suck the Dodgers weren’t willing to compete for Trea, but that was established earlier in the 2022 season with Trea and his team.

Trea will be missed in Los Angeles for his explosive speed and consistent bat. He will most likely enter the Hall of Fame donning those red pinstripes.

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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).


  1. My last memory of Trea Turner in Dodger Blue is him looking like a rabbit frozen in the headlights after booting a routine grounder in the playoffs.

  2. Overrated… Totally disappeared in his 2 playoffs with the Dodgers. What is that contract going to look like in 4-5 years?

  3. Dodgers right to pass at these prices, but Turner was best Dodger over the past year and a half. Best o. Luck TT.

  4. Contracts have gotten absurd!! Wouldn’t pay Judge, Turner or Correa that kind of money Swanson is manageable. Otherwise work with the Talent we have. Would have signed Gallo before Haywood.

  5. We will miss watching Trea Turner play in Los Angeles. He was always focused and exciting to watch. Philadelphia is going to realize what a special talent he is.

  6. He disappeared in the playoffs so dodgers don’t need to pay a player that can’t hit when it matters..

  7. To all those dissing Turner’s playoff performance: I guess we should ship out everyone except Freddie Freeman based on your criteria.

  8. atypical response from the L.A. faithful. Short arms with deep pockets. Happy to have Trea on America’s team. Hopefully we’ll see the Dodgers in the NLCS and Trea shines. Good luck Trea, your home now.

  9. Not the Dodgers mantra to pay a ridiculous amount of money for a star? Not like they had the highest payroll every year for the past decade.

  10. The Dodgers will miss most the runs he created with his speed and ability to steal at a moments notice. I understand the Dodgers need to get under the ceiling for future considerations but what with the Padres and Giants have done, the Dodgers might go from 111 wins to third place. I hope I’m wrong.

  11. Trea’s wife wanted to play near the east coast. Trea took care of momma. Also making $300 million. A smart man.

    1. Trea was absolutely indispesable in nationals “full season” WS 2019 victory. He will be forever immortalized in DC

  12. Trea was absolutely indispesable in nationals “full season” WS 2019 victory. He will be forever immortalized in DC

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