He plays for a top-tier team capable of competing for the World Series every year.
He got there after being traded by the Washington Nationals, a team with which he won the World Series in 2019 in an unforgettable run.
Leaving Washington meant Turned had to leave his teammates, and some friends, behind.
When asked about which teammate he would like to play with again, Turner didn’t even hesitate.
“Trea Turner on friend and former teammate Juan Soto: ‘If there’s one guy I could play with again for sure it would be him,'” The Athletic’s Britt Ghiroli tweeted, quoting Turner.
— Britt Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) May 23, 2022
It’s Fun To Imagine Those Two Playing Together Again
Turner and Soto formed an incredible tandem at the top of the lineup for Washington from 2018, the year Soto was called up to the majors, until last year around the trade deadline.
Soto drove in Turner countless times, and the two were close off the field, too.
If they are going to play again someday, it’s way more likely they do it on the Dodgers than in Washington, unless Turner decides to sign there to finish his career and Soto is still there.
In any case, it’s fun to imagine a future in which those two are teammates again.
Turner is having a solid year as usual, with a .289/.352/.409 line, two homers, and eight stolen bases.
Soto is underperforming a bit, but is still enough to be the Nats’ biggest threat: .245/.381/.452 with eight home runs.
Soto won’t hit free agency for another three seasons (including 2022), but once he does, the Dodgers could theoretically make a run.
It could be exciting to watch those to play together again.