2. A resolution about Trea Turner and Cody Bellinger
Trea Turner is the biggest free agent to hit the books for the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason, and as it stands right now, it does not seem like Turner is going to return. Of course, anything can happen, but the Philadelphia Phillies have been heavily linked to Turner to the point where it would be surprising if he doesn’t sign there.
Speculation of Turner preferring the East Coast has been going on since he became a Dodger during the 2021 season. While the Dodgers have the money to spend, Turner very well could take a similar offer to go back to the East Coast, ending his Dodgers tenure at one and a half seasons.
That would be a shame, considering the Dodgers let Corey Seager walk seemingly with the intention of bringing back Turner long-term. Ending up with neither of the star shortstops after having both of them in 2021 would be quite a disappointment for fans.
Cody Bellinger’s future will likely be determined during the Winter Meetings as well. The Dodgers non-tendered Bellinger, and now it seems like he won’t rejoin the team out of principle. Bellinger is definitely looking for a one-year, prove-it deal, and that might not come with the Dodgers.
Whether the Dodgers bring back both players, bring back one of the two, or don’t bring back either, fans should get their answer on the future of both players during the Winter Meetings.