Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen turn down qualifying offers

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More qualifying offer news coming in: Jon Heyman reports that free agents Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen, late of the Dodgers, have each decided to turn down their qualifying offers.

Again, no surprises here. Turner hit 27 home runs in 2016 and has a 136 OPS+in 386 games over the last three seasons for the Dodgers, all while playing a solid third base and, by most accounts, serving as a team leader and good clubhouse guy. Jansen, meanwhile, may be the most sought-after reliever in the game this offseason after posting a 1.83 ERA, saving 47 games and notching a 104/11 K/BB ratio in 68.2 innings in 2016. Aroldis Chapman may be better, but his demands are reportedly so high that more teams may be competing for Jansen’s services.

Either way, a no-brainer for these guys to turn down $17.2 million. If, indeed, it is ever a no-brainer to turn down $17.2 million.