Trea Turner Signs with Phillies


Cardinal Chronicle

Trea Turner signed with the Philadelphia Phillies for an 11 year contract.

Trea Turner, infielder that played for the Washington Nationals, and then got traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He became a free agent in the most recent offseason. There were two teams that were in the running for him in free agency. The two teams were the Phillies and the San Diego Padres. The Phillies were the frontrunners to get him but the Padres offered him so much money- 342 million dollars. While the Phillies only offered him 300 million dollars.

The Phillies signed Turner for 11 years and 300 million dollars. This makes the Phillies one of the front runners to win the World Series and the NL East. This is a great signing for the Phillies because what they lacked last year was a good hitting shortstop. This adds another career .300 batting average to the lineup and another person to get on for one of the big hitters to hit him in because he is one of the fastest players in the MLB.

Now that the Phillies have a really good average hitter that also can hit home runs he had twenty-one last year and had one-hundred RBI. With him added to the line-up and having Harper you have two of the best hitters in the Majors. The Phillies needed to pick somebody up who could carry some slack because Harper is out until the All-Star Break in mid-July. This means the Fightin’ Phils have a good shortstop and another good hitter that they need to be good for them especially while Harper is out.