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Dodgers News: Trea Turner Wins First Career Silver Slugger Award

It has been a dream season for Trea Turner as he reached his second All-Star game of his career, played in the second most games of his career for a franchise setting season in wins for the Dodgers and now Turner has been awarded with his first career Silver Slugger Award. Turner did it all on the field all season long so of course this award comes as little surprise to Dodgers fans.

Among shortstops, Turner led the league in hits (194) while coming second in batting average (.298), doubles (39) and RBI’s (100). Turner was a driving force to such an impressive season for the Dodgers and now has some huge merit as he enters free agency.

Turner received a qualifying offer from the Dodgers on Thursday but it seems more than likely he will decline and test the market. With his first Silver Slugger under his belt in such an impressive season, Turner will undoubtedly make the money he is searching for.

The Dodgers are going to do whatever it takes to bring Turner back, but as the days go on he becomes more valuable. The production may be something Turner may not see again, but it doesn’t take away from his abilities as a shortstop and will constantly rank himself among the elite each season.

Fans would love to bring Turner back but if another team offers Turner max money it would be hard to imagine him turning it down. Turner deserves every penny he’s going to get this off-season.

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  1. He’s gone. Friedman could have got him for a discount last year with an extension. But they have bigger problems. Starting pitching is short, best late relief pitchers had or will have surgeries, no closer, no left or center field answers, question marks at third, DH, SS. SS is between two Boras clients, Xander or Carlos they will want opt outs every year. Atlanta will not lose Swanson to LA after Freddie last year, bet on it. Friedman needs to get moving to plug some holes. Kersh and JT at discounts are nice but not going to get it done.

    1. He went 6 for 18 with two homers, two doubles. Scored 5 of the teams 12 runs in 4 games. So now you are educated no excuse going forward.

      1. Actually he scored 4 runs. The only runs he drove in was himself, with 2 solo homers. But, it was a couple of defensive lapses he had that were more damaging. That being said, hands down, the biggest offensive failure goes squarely on Will Smith’s shoulders in the cleanup spot. I lost count of the runners he left stranded.

  2. It’s too bad the above two fair-weather Dodger fans can’t appreciate what an asset Trea Turner is to the organization. They will learn that lesson if he leaves. When Trea leaves, I (a Dodger fan since Brooklyn days) leave.

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