The Philadelphia Phillies were busy over the winter, starting with the signing of star shortstop Trea Turner.
The veteran speedster joined the team on an 11-year, $300 million contract.
The Los Angeles Dodgers previously had Turner after acquiring him from the Washington Nationals in 2021.
The star shortstop was one of the biggest names available on the free agent market.
However, instead of trying to sign him, the Dodgers chose to let him go.
Turner recently revealed this interesting piece of information and said that if the Dodgers had offered him a contract, he would have considered accepting it and staying in Los Angeles long-term.
"I thought they would be in on me. They weren't."
Trea Turner would’ve considered staying in L.A. long-term. Instead, the Dodgers moved on, watched their shortstop-in-waiting go down and are left trying to fill the void. For @MLBONFOX:https://t.co/y3HXQjq2Kf
— Rowan Kavner (@RowanKavner) May 2, 2023
Turner was very blunt in his assessment and said that he thought the Dodgers were going to be in on him.
As it turns out, however, the Dodgers were never in on Turner and never even attempted to sign him.
And in the end, the Phillies were the highest bidder and ultimately signed Turner to a long-term contract.
The 29-year-old has had a solid career to this point.
He’s played most of his years with the Nationals and was on the roster during their 2019 World Series title run.
The Dodgers acquired him along with Max Scherzer at the trade deadline in 2021.
Turner was also one of many key pieces the Dodgers were unable to hold onto this past offseason.
Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger also departed via free agency.
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