Third Base Free Agent Options
Justin Turner and Maikel Franco remain unsigned and both could be upgrades at third base. The Blue Jays have been attached to Justin Turner all offseason. However, it is rumoured that the 36-year old is seeking a four-year deal which seems a little rich for a guy on the backside of thirty.
A Turner signing seems a lot less likely today as it did yesterday before the signing of Marcus Semien. The World Series champion hit .307/.400/.460 with four homers in 42 games last season while earning a cool $20 million.
Franco spent last season with the Kansas City Royals after spending his first six seasons in the City of Brotherly Love. The 28-year old hit .278/.321/.457 with eight home runs in 60 games. The Royals opted to non-tender Franco after he earned $2.95 million in 2020, he was initially not poised to hit the open market until 2022.