In somewhat unexpected (but understandable) news, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner took to Twitter on Saturday to air out some grievances over the way a baseball transaction is handled in the modern age, particularly by “MLB insiders” in the media.
Here’s a concept. Let trades happen, and then report on them! All these reporters only care about being first. Meanwhile players and their families are emotional wrecks not knowing if they are or aren’t being traded from the only org they’ve known. No one cares who was 1st https://t.co/9GC1DrCiQM
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) February 8, 2020
Here JT questions the motives of reporters and the perception of whoever is first is king.
So this is really one of those “rock and a hard place” situations. First, Turner is right — at least when considering the players and their families when rumors drop. But on the other side of the coin, these reporters are merely doing their jobs. And — sometimes unfortunately — being first is key to feeding your own family well, at least for these networked-in reporters
One MLB insider responded to Turner’s tweet.
Love JT. But rather than blame the messenger, how about look…