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.