When the New York Mets target a superstar player, they are usually serious about really bringing him to Queens.
At least that has been the case since Steven Cohen took over as the owner a couple of years ago.
Now, the Mets have been setting their sights on a difference-making shortstop: Trea Turner.
“The Mets have been internally discussing Trea Turner ‘for a long time’ leading up to his free agency,” SNY tweeted.
— SNY (@SNYtv) November 8, 2022
Turner played the last season-and-a-half with the Los Angeles Dodgers and has expressed his desire of returning there.
They have the money and the drive to make a move and secure Turner for the long term.
The Mets Can’t Be Ruled Out
However, we can’t completely rule out the Mets even though their shortstop position is already covered by a great player on a $341 million contract: Francisco Lindor.
There is always space on the roster and the lineup for a player like Turner, who is capable of playing second base and actually did it in LA last year when Corey Seager was still on the team.
He will require another mammoth commitment, though.
He scored 101 runs, drove in 100, stole 27 bases and hit 21 home runs with a solid .298 batting average this season, while playing great defense.
He also hit well in the postseason.
If the Mets do bring him to Queens, they would be close to invincible.