It looks like the Nationals are open for business. The latest Nationals trade rumors indicate that the team is willing to listen to trade offers for every player on the roster other than Juan Soto. That news has sparked Trea Turner trade rumors with several teams potentially interested in acquiring Turner to be their new shortstop.
Of course, with the MLB trade deadline a few days away, there isn’t a lot of time for teams to discuss potential Turner trades with the Nationals.
As an all-star who’s having arguably the best season of his career, the price for Turner will not be cheap. The Nats know what they have and will drive a hard bargain for him. But that won’t stop teams from trying to acquire Turner before the deadline.
Trea Turner trade rumors 2021
Unlike some of the other shortstops who could be traded in the next few days, Turner won’t be a free agent this winter. He’s under team control for one more year. That could change the approach that some teams take. With that in mind, let’s look at the latest Trea Turner trade rumors and his top-five landing spots if he’s traded.
Gleyber Torres has finally started to hit coming out of the all-star break, so perhaps the Yankees aren’t as desperate for a shortstop as they were a few weeks ago.
That being said, the Bronx Bombers have to do something to spark their offense. Turner would give them an impact shortstop who could also solve their shortstop issue for next season if they want to part ways with Torres.
The Dodgers are always an interesting candidate when it comes to top-flight players like Turner. With Corey Seager still on the IL, Los Angeles will be in the market for a new shortstop and worry about what to do with Seager when he returns.
As usual, the fact that Turner is under team control beyond this season has piqued Seattle’s interest in him.
More than that, the Mariners have to be disappointed with the production from their middle infield this season. J.P. Crawford, who was once a top prospect, has struggled to find consistency. Turner would solidify the shortstop situation for the Mariners, give them an elite leadoff hitter, and perhaps enable Crawford to slide over to second base and fight for that job.
Oakland took a chance on Elvis Andrus this year, but it hasn’t paid off, as his OPS is under .600.
The A’s would be doing themselves a huge disservice if they didn’t acquire a shortstop at the deadline. Small-market teams like Oakland are sometimes wary of trading for rental players. But because Turner would help them win in 2022 makes him an option.
Technically, the White Sox have an opening at second base with Nick Madrigal suffering a season-ending injury. But trading for Turner or another shortstop would work too, as either Turner or Tim Anderson could slide over to second base.
Chicago has legitimate World Series hopes and Turner would be a huge addition. He’s a high-average hitter with speed, making him a great complement to the massive amounts of power the White Sox will have when they return to full health later in the season when Luis Robert and Yasmani Grandal return from injury.