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That said, he won't be homeless long.
Turner hit .280 last year in 200 at bats and .265 for his entire Met career, an effective run for a player who will only be expected to come in as a backup or to fill in for days off and injuries. He can be used as a pinch hitter late in games and then shuffled into any infield position, making him an ideal National League role player. He may not be a necessary cog in the works of a championship club, but he will continue to be an effective field and clubhouse presence elsewhere. To those who believe Turner was of no use to the team or deserved to be cut from the roster, I assure you the Mets failures did not stem from his work off of the bench. It stemmed from the string of starting position players that belonged on the bench with him.
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When I say the Mets should have tendered Turner, it's from a "he's an effective bench player" standpoint, not an "OMG PIES" standpoint.
— Kieran (@kmflemming) December 3, 2013