“Why recruit a 38-year-old infielder?” Boston Fans ‘Complaints Rampant’

 “I don’t know why they recruited a 38-year-old infielder. I spent too much money.”

On the 19th (Korean time), ‘MLB.com’, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, said, “The Boston Red Sox signed a two-year, $22 million contract with free agent infielder Justin Turner (38).”

Turner is one of the major league sluggers. He made his major league debut in 2009 with the Baltimore Orioles and recorded a career batting average of 0.289 (1307 hits in 4522 at bats), 164 home runs, 663 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.832 in 1393 games. In particular, he has been showing off his presence by consistently hitting double-digit home runs since the 2015 season, except for the 2020 season, which was shortened due to Corona 19.

Recently, Boston shortstop Xander Bogarts (30, San Diego Padres) and designated hitter JD Martinez (35, LA Dodgers) left the team due to free agent contracts, leaving a gap in the batting line. Turner was recruited to make up for this, but the fans’ eyes are not good. Complaints about missing out on younger, more capable players have built up.

A large number of big fish appeared in the FA market this time. In particular, while franchise star shortstop Bogatz was predicted to leave the team, it was suggested that one of Trey Turner (29, Philadelphia Phillies), Carlos Correa (28, San Francisco Giants), and Dansby Swanson (28, Chicago Cubs) should be recruited. Public opinion dominated, but missed all of them and bought public resentment. Fans reacted disappointingly to Turner’s recruitment as there was no news of an extended contract with another franchise star, Rafael Devers (26).

“Sports Kidda,” a sports media outlet, said, “Boston was last in the Eastern Division of the American League with a record of 78 wins and 84 losses this year, but it still took a cautious and conservative approach (to recruiting players)토토사이트. “Turner is 38 years old and is nearing the end of his playing career. Boston fans are hoping for a contract extension with the franchise star (Devers), not a stopgap,” he wrote. .

Boston fans responded to the club by writing comments on personal social media such as “Overspending on Turner”, “There is no relegation in baseball, but Boston is trying”, “If this continues, Devers will transfer to the New York Mets”. expressed dissatisfaction.