January 25, 2021 at 10:02 pm CDTJustin Turner has 4 alternatives on the table that would place him on a competitor, with the Dodgers and Blue Jays two of the 4, per MLB Insider Jon Heyman (via Twitter). Still, Heyman notes, the Dodgers are confident they will be able to bring Turner back to Chavez Ravine. Speculatively speaking, looking for other possible landing spots leads naturally to the NL East, where any of the Braves, Nationals, Mets, or Marlins could theoretically discover room for Turner.
January 25, 2021 at 10:02 pm CDTJustin Turner has four options on the table that would place him on a competitor, with the Dodgers and Blue Jays two of the 4, per MLB Insider Jon Heyman (through Twitter). Still, Heyman notes, the Dodgers are positive they will be able to bring Turner back to Chavez Ravine. The hold-up continues to be the length of the offer, as Los Angeles targets a two-year pact, while the 36-year-old looks for four years. Speculatively speaking, searching for other possible landing areas leads naturally to the NL East, where any of the Braves, Nationals, Mets, or Marlins could in theory find space for Turner. Elsewhere …
The Nationals responded today with a statement to recent cuts made by the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. The Nats years-long headache over MASN– the local sports network co-owned by the Nationals and Orioles, but managed by the Orioles– took another turn today as on-air characters Dan Kolko, Bo Porter, and Alex Chappell were let go without prior notification being offered to the Nats, per Ben Strauss and Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post. In the Nationals declaration, offered by the Athletics Britt Ghiroli (by means of Twitter), they wrote, “… To say that we are upset and incredibly dissatisfied by MASNs choices would be a gross understatement. To be clear– these choices were made by MASN and against our desires …” Porter, of course, was a coach with the Nationals from 2011 to 2012 and later on handled the Astros for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He has teamed with Kolko on pre- and postgame shows considering that 2019, during which time Chappell has served as a dugout press reporter.
Omar Minaya will accept an ambassadorship with the Mets to be a public presence for the organization, per Mike Puma of the New York Post (via Twitter). Minayas relationship with the Mets dates back to childhood, but his professional career started drawing notification during his time as an assistant basic manager from 1998 to 2001. After 4 years with the Padres and some time working for the MLBPA, Minaya returned to serve as one of Aldersons lieutenants in 2017.
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