BREAKING: Phillies sign Trea Turner to 11-year, $300 million contract
The Phillies have signed star shortstop Trea Turner to an 11-year deal worth $300 million dollars, according to multiple sources.
Phillies Sign Trea Turner to 11-Year, $300M Deal
Trea Turner is arguably the best shortstop in all of baseball. Turner’s hit .307/.353/.490 in two seasons with the Dodgers, crushing 31 HRs and 128 RBIs while also adding on 38 stolen bases. Turner is a 2x All-Star, a World Champion, and has a batting title.
Turner’s all-around game is what makes him stand out from the rest. He’s posted an above-average OPS+ every season since his rookie year, his OPS has sat above .800 since 2018, and he strikes out at just a rate of 18% while collecting a 4.9 WAR in 2022, a career-high. With the addition of Turner, Bryson Stott will now move back to second base, where he plays best.
Dave Dombrowski proves yet again that he’s not here to mess around, adding another multi-year mega-millions contract to the Phillies payroll. With the addition of Turner, this will be the 2023 Phillies infield…
- 1B: Rhys Hoskins
- 2B: Bryson Stott
- SS: Trea Turner
- 3B: Alec Bohm
The Phillies still need to add pitching, but they got their guy. They didn’t wait. They got the best all-around shortstop on the market and got him first. This contract is the longest contract for a middle infielder in the history of Major League Baseball.