NL Notes: Chapman, Turner, Cubs

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman got relatively good news a day after being struck in the face with a ball, as's Mark Sheldon notes. He's having surgery today, but he could be out of the hospital by this weekend. He'll likely be out six to eight weeks, and the Reds believe he will definitely pitch this season. Best of all, he had only a mild concussion, and not a serious brain injury. Here are more notes from the National League.

  • The Marlins could deal starting pitcher Jacob Turner due to their depth of starting pitching, FOX Sports Jon Morosi tweets. The Mariners and Diamondbacks could be possible trade partners. Turner, who will be 23 in May, posted a 3.74 ERA with 5.9 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in 2013. He will be eligible for arbitration after the 2015 season and free agency after the 2018 season.
  • The Cubs are currently considering at least 12 players as potential selections with the No. 4 overall pick in this year's draft, Patrick Mooney of writes. The draft isn't for another two-plus months, so it's hardly surprising that the Cubs' list would be so long. It includes now-familiar names like NC State pitcher Carlos Rodon (who very likely will be gone by the time the Cubs pick), East Carolina pitcher Jeff Hoffman, Vanderbilt pitcher Tyler Beede, and Texas high school pitcher Tyler Kolek.

24 Responses to NL Notes: Chapman, Turner, Cubs Leave a Reply

  1. Rcsully 1 year ago

    Aroldis Chapman is one serious lucky dude, that looked nasty

  2. Brandon Stubbs Calvert 1 year ago

    What would marlins be looking for for turner from the dbacks? Its interesting bug no idea what they would want in return. Im assuming didi would be in the discussion?

    • Seamaholic 1 year ago

      Marlins have a Didi equivalent. I assume they’d want a young, cheap hitter, preferably a 3B, 2B or 1B. Careful with Turner, though. He’s got that great prospect cred, but those k/BB numbers are kind of scary and he’s out of options. Not sure where the Dbacks would stash him unless they want to make him their 5th starter.

      • Abi'l-Khayr 1 year ago

        Reports are the Marlins seek 1B or 2B longterm solutions. I think the Indians could be a good match.

        • macdice 1 year ago

          The Mariners have Smoak (if they sign Morles) and Franklin but have not been that impressed with Turner based on the couple of times that I have seen him throw.

      • brian310 1 year ago

        Viciedo and Gillaspie for Turner. Viciedo can take over in right for when the Marlins trade Stanton. Gillaspie is more of a platoon player, but he’s a left-handed bat so he can still get close to 70% of the playing time.

        • cjr45 1 year ago

          Since the Marlins are not trading Stanton at this time what would they do with Viciedo and they have plenty of platoon players.

          • Soundknight 1 year ago

            Is there any truth behind the claims of the Marlins possibly trading Stanton? I figured they’d trade Turner, since they have excess pitching, in order to beef up their line-up built around Stanton.

          • cjr45 1 year ago

            No there is no truth to the rumors the Marlins are trading Stanton at least not this year. I would say yes they are looking to trade Turner for another bat.

          • brian310 1 year ago

            I should have phrased it differently. Play him in left and if they trade Stanton one day, Viciedo can play right since he has a great arm for it.

        • Rene2331 1 year ago

          With the season Viciedo had last year, why would someone want to give up prime value. Stop overvaluing your team.

    • LazerTown 1 year ago

      Is going to take a lot more than didi.

  3. johnsilver 1 year ago

    If they insist on dealing one and Koehler really has no value.. turner is the one. Boras agent and he’s always had *some* control issues.

    Have to count on both of Koehler and Hand though for the time being until Heaney is ready and that’s at least a year away. Marlins had better get a decent bat by trading Turner, or a top prospect, even though have noted some of his shortcomings, that was compared to the other youngsters on the marlins staff and he was better in stretches last year and is (will be) just 23 in May.

  4. WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year ago

    Glad Chapman wasn’t more seriously injured. Hope he has a speedy recovery.

  5. Philip Marlowe 1 year ago

    Cubs have a lot of middle infielders, including Castro and Barney at the ML level. Wonder if they’re potential partners in a Turner deal as well.

    • LazerTown 1 year ago

      I really doubt the Marlins want Barney. Cubs fans are the only ones who think he actually has value. Works as a filler on a bad team, but long term any other team he is a utility player.

      • Christopher Rioux 1 year ago

        Cubs fans (well, the wise among us) are under no such delusion. Most of us were moderately surprised he wasn’t non-tendered this offseason. Glove guys than can’t hit are a dime a dozen. And Barney is making 23 million dimes this year.

  6. Teufelshunde4 1 year ago

    Kolek and Rondon will not get to the Cubs at the 4th pick…

  7. Red_Line_9 1 year ago

    There’s an amazingly high number of prospects named Tyler. It’s almost a rite for a pitching prospect.

  8. LittleOtterPaws 1 year ago

    I remember when Matt Clement got hit with a baseball, but I am happy Chapman seams to have gotten decently lucky.

    When I pitched from little league through high school it was my biggest fear, so I hope it doesn’t mess him up mentally.

  9. raymondrobertkoenig 1 year ago

    If only the Cubs could add all 12 of those players they’re scouting.

  10. Shane 1 year ago

    Marlins starting pitching depth.. How bout that eh Jays fans?

  11. kcstengelSr 1 year ago

    turner could be the #3 or #4 for plenty of the teams. let the bidding begin.

    • Tko11 1 year ago

      I wonder what they want in return but I agree he would be a nice piece for many teams.

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