Even if the Dodgers didn’t make it all the way to the promised land two years in a row, the club still undoubtedly won the trade deadline last year with the acquisition of future Hall of Famer Max Scherzer and All-Star shortstop Trea Turner. Both players helped spark the team to a 43-13 run to end the season, ultimately falling just short of a ninth straight division crown.
To help further cement the fact that LA won the deadline in 2021, Scherzer finished third in NL Cy Young award voting and Turner took home the league’s batting title with a .328 overall batting average, .338 in Dodger blue. With that comes the awards and Trea was happy to showcase his new hardware earlier this week. In fact, he did so with a special guest appearance.
The infielder had his son help him showoff the prestigious Tony Gwynn award, adding that perhaps a future batting champion could be in close proximity.
Turner has one more season before he can test the waters of free agency, but there’s no doubt that new Dodgers general manager Brandon Gomes will be talking contract extension as soon as a new CBA allows.