Another team, another star shortstop potentially leaving town. Unlike the Red Sox and Braves though, the Dodgers have shown the least amount of interest in bringing Trea Turner back to Chavez Ravine. There are some people who believe the chemistry that trade deadline acquisition Turner — not to be confused with Turner, the third baseman who’s been in L.A. since 2014 — has built up with the likes of Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman will keep him in SoCal, but it seems more likely that Turner would want to go back East where he grew up.
Trea Turner has been linked to the Yankees a lot, and if the Yankees can’t retain Aaron Judge, the ex-National would be a nice second option. Despite two of the Yankees’ top prospects being natural shortstops (Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza), Turner also has an extensive history in the outfield, which would perfectly fill the hole that Judge would leave.
This isn’t about Trea Turner though. Without him in L.A., the Dodgers could shift their focus to Correa, who was once their mortal enemy. Correa never had a great relationship with the Dodgers, you know, given the whole “cheating them out of a World Series title” thing, but Correa and his family did throw shade at the Astros on his way out last offseason, selling game-used gear and other memorabilia away in troves. Why was he selling gear if he was already going to get paid big money? Maybe he just doesn’t like the Astros, and as the saying goes, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
Everyone knows the Dodgers have unlimited money and love to make big splashes in free agency. If Correa wants both a big market and an opportunity to play for a World Series title, no team could provide in both of those categories like the Dodgers. Plus, they’ll probably offer him the most money by a landslide.
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