The Padres Made Trea Turner Insane Offer

According to a report, the San Diego Padres made the largest free agent contract offer ever to shortstop Trea Turner before he signed with the Philadelphia Phillies, at $342M. Of course, that is quite likely to be surpassed quickly, based on the latest news on the Aaron Judge sweepstakes

The $342M would have represented the largest-ever contract in baseball for a shortstop — by one dollar. The Mets signed Francisco Lindor to a $341M deal after acquiring him from the Cleveland Guardians. 

Turner ended up signing for a "mere" $300M with the Phillies, but clearly, he's where he wants to be, back on the East Coast. 

Additionally, says ESPN's Buster Olney, that offer by the Padres could say a lot about how far they're willing to go to land one of the front-line shortstops on the market. 

Translation: Red Sox fans, be very, very wary of what might happen to Xander Bogaerts. 

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