Trea Turner only spent a little over a year with the Dodgers, but he seemed to really enjoy himself and made a lot of good friendship in Los Angeles. But when free agency came, the Phillies made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, and his time in Dodger blue came to a close.
After L.A.’s social media team tweeted a “thank you” message to Trea, Turner quote-tweeted it with a note for the Dodger Stadium faithful:
“Thank you Dodgers fans! Was blast playing in front of all of you! Memories I’ll never forget! [sign language ‘I love you’ emoji]”
— Trea Turner (@treavturner) December 9, 2022
Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler, who missed more than half the season and is likely to miss all of 2023 after having Tommy John surgery, couldn’t let Trea have the last word. When someone signs with another team, there’s only one thing you can do: call him a traitor.
Traitor. No we love you brotha. Enjoy that bag!! https://t.co/CARBB9ZRcn
— Walker Buehler (@buehlersdayoff) December 10, 2022
Baseball players understand that it’s a business, and Buehler undoubtedly hopes to sign a ridiculous contract of his own someday. While we, the fans, love the Dodgers and don’t always understand why anyone would ever want to play anywhere else, the players didn’t grow up bleeding Dodger blue (except Justin Turner, of course). For Trea, playing for the Dodgers wasn’t something he chose, and when he got the chance to choose, he went closer to home for a ton of money.
Hopefully we won’t someday have a different Dodger jokingly calling Buehler a traitor when he signs closer to home.
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