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Dodgers Poll: Fans Prefer Trea Turner to Aaron Judge Signing This Hot Stove Season

With an early entrance into the postseason, the Dodgers and their fans have a few weeks before free agency starts to think about all the many hard decisions will be making this offseason.

Two of the biggest questions are 1) Will Trea Turner be back in Dodger Blue? And 2) Might the Dodgers pursue Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge?

So we threw those two questions into one Twitter poll: If the Dodgers could only sign one or Trea or Judge, who would you want?

Over 9,000 of you answered, and the results were close but clear.

Over 57 percent of respondents said they’d rather have the Dodgers pursue Turner. Some of the stated reasons:

Judge voters were fewer in number but much more passionate in their opinions.

Judge is coming off a season for the ages that saw him his 62 homers and come within five batting average points of winning the AL Triple Crown. Turner is coming another solid season that was looking a lot better than solid until an offensive slump over the last month of the season. Judge is 14 months older than Turner, but he also averages 8.2 WAR per 162 games compared to 5.7 for Turner. The final question is durability — Judge has only played 70 percent or more of his team’s games in three of his six full seasons; for Turner, it’s four out of seven.

If nothing else, at least we know Dodger fans will be passionate about whatever Andrew Friedman and Brandon Gomes do (or don’t do).

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.


  1. Definitely sign Turner. I think Lux is a huge question mark in the Dodgers mind. He looked like the Lux from previous years instead of the first half of season after he came back from his injury. The Dodgers have to be concerned about his ability to carry the load full time at SS.

  2. What’s it matter??? If the Dodgers signed one player or both or the top player available. As long as Roberts is @ the helm, nothing is going to change.

    1. Correct you are, JR. Managerial change a must. But Trea key to success. Way better than slugger from junior circuit.

  3. Sign Trea Turner and free agent AJ Pollock for center or left. Trayce Thomson’s Defense is equal to or nearly equal to Bellinger’s who we need to say goodbye to.

  4. You’re out of your damn mind if you take Trea Turner over Judge lol. That one person said Judge doesn’t hit for average…Judge had a higher average than Trea did. Judge hit 40 more homers than Trea did. Judge’s OPS was over 200 points higher than Trea’s. Trea’s defense is an issue, Judge’s isn’t. Trea’s speed will be fleeting as he ages. I love watching Trea play but I’ll take Judge’s power over Trea’s speed every single day of the week. I will miss watching Trea slide though ????

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