Andre Ethier finally responded to the barrage of trade rumors that have included his name during this offseason over the radio. Ethier doesn’t seem to be worried, and you have to think that it is because the management has told him that he is not going anywhere. Or perhaps it’s that they have not told him otherwise. Either way, Andre Ethier isn’t going to be traded. Not this offseason anyway. Like I’ve said this winter, the new ownership’s first move was to sign Ethier to a contract extension. They handed Maggie Ethier a bouquet of flowers during the announcement essentially welcoming the Ethier’s into their new Dodger family.
Whether you think the Dodgers are hamstrung by his contract or not, Ethier is here to stay for now. Can all these heated rumors and dead-end trade speculations please end now? We need to focus on the task at hand-the fast approaching 2013 season. Heck, Andre Ethier will most likely be our healthiest Opening Day outfielder on the squad.