Justin Turner, a recent World Series champion with the Los Angeles Dodgers, is amongst the best third basemen on the open market this winter. However, as we all know, the Angels signed the best third baseman on the market last offseason. Anthony Rendon is a franchise cornerstone and will likely finish his career out with the Halos.
Turner’s career arc is certainly something to behold as he had as much of a rags to riches story as you can find. Turner is one of the most underrated superstars in the game and it is a shame that the Halos likely have no use for him.
Turner will be 36 years old heading into the 2021 season and will likely receive just a one or two year deal from whoever he signs with. He has shown no intention to leave the Dodgers and his decision has likely been made up even further considering the Dodgers won their first World Series since 1988 last month.
Across just 42 games played in 2020, Turner posted a 140 wRC+ and has not dipped below a 123 wRC+ as a Dodger. He holds a career 130 wRC+ despite a rocky start to his MLB career. The Angels don’t need him, but some team will be lucky to bring aboard his services this offseason.