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Trea Turner News: Speedy Shortstop Connected to the Windy City

Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner is in the middle of the free agent frenzy. Turner is arguably the best free agent in the market and has caught many teams’ interest. Of course, one of those teams is your Los Angeles Dodgers, along with contenders like the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. However, one other team is in the running for the two-time all-star.

The Cubs have shown interest in the speedy shortstop and the rest of the top free-agent shortstops in the market.

Chicago made the impression of going into full rebuild mode as they dismantled their core from the 2016 championship season in the 2021 trade deadline. Among those players were Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Javier Baez.

The Cubbies finished that 2021 season at 71-91 and only got three games better, going 74-88 this past season.

Their payroll is looking mighty favorable to land Trea. According to FanGraphs, the Cubs have an estimated final 2022 payroll of $146 million this off-season.

Cubs General Manager Jed Hoyer expressed mid-season that he is looking forward to spending the money they have at their disposal. A shortstop is exactly what they need, similar to the Dodgers; however, the Dodgers could afford to look in-house if all fails with the available free agents.

Turner had the best season of his career in 2022, and we’ll see who will be the lucky winner to sign Trea this winter.

Like the Cubs, the Dodgers have a massive payroll, estimated to have $262 million in their final 2022 payroll.

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  1. I would bet against this one. Early in the year when he played in DC he dressed like an Eskimo the first month of the season. Like a lot of thin players he doesn’t like playing in the cold and Chicago has cold and wind early in the year. Won’t happen.

  2. Seriously, Dodgers Nation. You could say that Turner is connected to a different team each day for the next month in pure speculation. Then what will you do? Really?

  3. I think the Dodgers should keep Trea Turner. He is the most talented player at shortstop and a great hitter. He is also a great drawer for the fans. His entertainment value helps bring fans to the ballpark. Do whatever it takes to keep him is my advice. PLEASE KEEP MR. SMOOTH.

  4. You see that Correa and Boras talk lasted 2 days, long to realize they weren’t talking Diore’ money.

  5. Way to many errors. Do what the world champs did go to your farm system and bring up a young hungry shortstop. Jacob Amaya maybe another Peña and way cheaper.

  6. The Yankees are not interested in Turner. They have said many times they will use one of the young guys at SS.

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