When you think about the guys the Dodgers currently have in their system, it’s surprising that Trea Turner hasn’t received an extension. As of right now, Jacob Amaya is the only shortstop in their top 20 prospects, and he’s not very close to being big-league ready.
So if the Dodgers are keeping that in mind, they have to be looking at the free-agent market after the 2022 season. Guys like Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts, and Elvis Andrus could all be options. But they have a star shortstop on their team right now, and he could be signed.
So what are the odds that they try to scoop him up before the season comes to an end?
At the end of the day, it all comes down to where the Dodgers want to spend their money. They could plan on Gavin Lux playing short in 2023, but many do not believe that is the position for him in the big leagues.
At the moment, Trea isn’t at his usual numbers at the plate. He has posted a 118 wRC+, the lowest mark of his career since the 2019 season. But the Dodgers know what he is capable of, and he is still hitting the ball very hard. The hits will come, but will the extension come too?
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