According to a report from nasally Jon Paul Morosi of MLB Network, the St. Louis Cardinals have serious interest in free agent Justin Turner.
Obviously at this point, it’s just interest. You can’t do a huge post other than to report the interest of a significant National League team trying to take a marquee name from another significant National League team. There are some Cardinals backers at this point who are begging the Redbirds to say no to Turner.
The bottom line is production, and Turner has had that. Over the past three seasons spanning 386 games, he boasts a .856 OPS. There is little doubt that NL ROY Corey Seager benefitted from having bats like Turner and Adrian Gonzalez around him in the lineup. Turner should have that effect at least over the next several seasons.
There are a shortage of bats on the market like Turner – and that coupled with the Dodgers financial crisis makes it unlikely that he’s returning to Los Angeles.