This is something I’m not sure I’ve seen before. Ahead of his free agency, Trea Turner‘s representatives sent out a hype video to all 30 teams, telling them the reasons why they should sign him. The video is narrated by Jon Hamm, who is also represented by CAA.
Trea Turner is one of the top free agents in baseball.
Before free agency officially begins on Thursday, Turner sent a highlight reel to teams across MLB.
The reel is narrated by star actor Jon Hamm.
Hamm is represented by CAA — the same agency that represents Turner. pic.twitter.com/b4BmMYZtBs
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) November 7, 2022
As a man who appreciates a good hype video, I can 100% get behind this happening more often. We always see emotional videos ahead of pivotal games or used as a farewell, but this is new. This is Trea Turner letting everyone in the league know he’s one of the best players in the game and deserving of a mega-contract. Judging by the facts Hamm provided in the video, it’s difficult to disagree.
Turner very well could be at the top of the Braves’ list of priority free agents. With Dansby Swanson also testing the waters of unrestricted free agency, Atlanta needs a new shortstop. I would love to have Swanson back, but Turner is unquestionably an upgrade. If the Braves are really ready to have a top-five payroll in baseball, making a run at Turner is a legitimate possibility.
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