Sept. 28, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis (14) pats right fielder Andre Ethier (16) after he scored a run in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Andre Ethier Speaks About Offseason Trade Rumors

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.



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  • Adrian Garcia

    Only because he is the only healthy outfielder we can’t trade him. However it will be a huge mistake if he can’t function against lefties, this is his last chance to get it right against lefties because a 32 year old platoon player making 17 million a year is not something that any team wants. Yes there is the option of bringing up Puig, but we can’t rush him. I don’t care how clutch he is or how big of a leader or team favorite he is, if he becomes an easy out against leftie pitchers, our lineup will have 3 big holes in it, Ether(against lefties) ,the pitcher, self explanatory, and one of either AJ Ellis or Luis Cruz are bound to regress, no I don’t hate them, just being realistic, Cruz’s BABIP suggests he was incredibly lucky last year, and I would be rather be proved wrong than be disappointed, lets not forget how much Ellis struggled at the end of last year. However luckily for him he can work a walk like nobody’s business. So if Ellis, Cruz, and Ethier (against lefties) all regress, then where does that leave us? leaning on a healing Crawford and an aging Mark Ellis to get on base? I have no worries about HanRam, Gonzo or Kemp but the rest of the lineup has a lot of questions

    • Stacie Wheeler

      Your concerns are very valid. Perhaps Mark McGwire can work with Ethier, but this lineup is going to have to produce. That’s the bottom line, really. They need to stay healthy, get on base, and score many runs!

    • LasordasLair

      Don’t take this the wrong way Adrian, but I absolutly hate that BABIP stat. I don’t believe in it and never ever will. It’s the one advanced metric I think is bogus. Just saying is all. You can’t quanitfy luck. Luck is not a tangible thing that you can measure or link a formula too. It just exists. and not every ball that drops in for a hit is pure luck. I mean let’s do this. Grab a bat right now, and go and try and dunk a bloop hit into center field off of a 97 MPH two-seamer, and you tell me how much luck is involved in that.