The Miami Marlins need big bats due to our historically bad offense. It’s time for Bruce Sherman to show that he’s the owner that he claims to be and spend on the team. There is one big bat however that the Miami Marlins shouldn’t be pursuing, and that is upcoming free agent Los Angeles Dodgers SS Trea Turner. I mentioned it before. What?! Hold on before you say I’m being crazy, let me explain…
Trea Turner is a bad contract waiting to happen.
Trea Turner is a good player. He has 4.4 WAR this season and had an even more impressive 6.2 WAR last season. So what’s wrong with him? For one thing he’s already 29 and will be 30 next season. The Miami Marlins need someone who is younger and will give us more productive years than Turner likely will. That’s not even the only issue with him.
Trea Turner has a pretty scary injury history and was recently even seen as being injury-prone: he played in only 73 games in 2016, 98 games in 2017, 122 games in 2019 and didn’t have to play that many games in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was finally seemingly mostly healthy in 2021, but apparently played with a fractured thumb. This is really alarming information.
Do the Miami Marlins need to pay over $200 million for an injury-prone aging slugger? But wait there’s more… I never talked about his production now did I? It’s obvious by his WAR that he’s a good player, but what about the fact that he never hit more than 19 home runs until 2021, when he hit 28. Tres Turner will probably hit close to that number this season, but the track record isn’t particularly appealing.
So what upgrade do the Miami Marlins really get with Trea Turner? It’s true that he’s a very good player and that he will improve the team…if he actually stays healthy, which is more than likely not happening based on his track record. He will help the team with his home runs… thst is if he’ll hit that many to begin with for us. Trea Turner is a very good player, but not a good way to spend over $200 million for Bruce Sherman.