Rockies acquire Scutaro – Turner not an option?

Jim Bowden of ESPN says the Rockies have acquired Marco Scutaro for P Clayton Mortensen.

Update, 5:50 pm:

Troy Renck of the Denver Post says the Rockies are close to acquiring Marco Scutaro from the Red Sox.


Michael Baron: I would assume that means the Rockies are no longer interested in acquiring Turner, considering Renck basically said yesterday the Rockies had turned their attention to Turner after the Rockies talks with the Red Sox fizzled over Scutaro.


Update, 10:02 am:

In his column for the Denver Post, Troy Renck says the Rockies remain “strongly interested” in Justin Turner.

Original Post, Jan. 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm:

Troy Renck of the Denver Post says the Rockies had been trying to acquire Marco Scutaro from the Red Sox, but those talks have stalled and . Instead, Renck says, “it’s more likely they get someone like Justin Turner than Scutaro now.”

In December, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York said the Mets were interested in acquiring Eric Young from the Rockies. According to Rubin, Turner could ‘get the deal done.’

However, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports later said the Mets were not discussing Turner as part of a potential deal for Young.

Turner played in 117 games for the Mets last season and hit .260 with a .334 OBP, 4 HR, 30 doubles and 49 RBI, while playing second base, third and one game at shortstop.

However, earlier today on Twitter, Terry Collins said Daniel Murphy was the favorite to win the second base job out of camp.


Michael Baron: Turner showed last season he was vulnerable to overexposure, as he appeared to have difficulty making adjustments to major league pitching as the season progressed. A backup role might be more suitable for him at this point, but with the acquisition of Ronny Cedeno (who is a superior defensive player) Turner could be hard pressed to get consistent playing time, putting his role on this team in question.