Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ethier in the Orange and Black?

What's intriguing about this idea is that Ethier was a pretty decent player in 2012 and 2013 with WARs of 3.8 and 3.0.

Anyhow, this is an idea being floated is all.

In this case, it's John Shea of the SF Chronicle, noting that Gregor Blanco actually had more homers (five) than Ethier (four). --

The Dodgers are OK with trading Andre Ethier even after moving Matt Kemp to San Diego because they still have Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford and Joc Pederson in the outfield. Pederson, 22, is considered the best defensive center fielder in the organization and was the MVP of the Pacific Coast League, the first PCL player in 80 years with at least 30 homers and 30 steals.
Ethier is 32, a year younger than Zobrist, but is coming off his worst season, hitting .249 with four homers. That was as a part-timer as the Dodgers tried to squeeze four or five outfielders into three spots. If the Dodgers deal Ethier, they might need to pick up most of his remaining contract, which averages $18 million per year over three years.
Imagine Ethier having a bounce-back year with the Giants on the Dodgers’ dime. On the other hand, Blanco actually outhit Ethier (.260, five homers), and the Giants would prefer to find a better, more stable fit, someone with a tinier contract. No, Josh Hamilton doesn’t fit that bill.


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