The Dodgers will be in the market for a third baseman this winter. Justin Turner says he would like to return, and the Dodgers say they would like that too.
But there is no deal in place, and Turner is six weeks from free agency, and from the first and last big contract of his career. He is the only power-hitting third baseman expected to be available in free agency. The rest of the third-base class: Martin Prado, who cannot hit for power; Pedro Alvarez, who cannot field the position; and a handful of utility infielders.
Turner has 27 home runs, and he is a dynamic fielder and clubhouse leader. He will get paid, and more than you think.
Five years, $85 million?...