Oh I agree, there are better options, because most likely a trade for Ethier would be overpaying in some respect... its just hard to fathom a deal where his mere cost is compensated accordingly to make it worthwhile for us to trade the "right" specs to get him. I just don't see the Dodgers really that motivated to move him and cut costs... if they simply don't like/want him, then that's different, but I don't see it happening. GMZ is too smart to get fleeced for a guy like Ethier.
"Better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt" - Abraham Lincoln
2)while he isn't worth 5/85 he probably would have got more had he not extended, he would have been the 2nd best hitter on the market after hamilton.
3)as far as price and prospects are concerned, like i said before LA picks up half or more and the mariners give smoke and shippers that would be fair for the mariners.
I'd probably give Shipers and Smoak for Ethier at $8-10M per.
Ethier could take over for Smoak and Ibaņez.
Last edited by ciaban; 01-02-2013 at 01:37 PM.
Yeah, I would definitely want to platoon bim, especially since we have .891 OPS vs LHP in Casper Wells. That would be a dirty platoon
He still isn't my favorite option tho as I don't see them paying half of his contract and only wanting a B- level spec or something in return.
Last edited by jej; 01-02-2013 at 01:35 PM.
I know it's structured differently and backloaded. But doesn't he top at $18m towards the end?
I'd do 50% paid for Smoak and Wilson AND Shipers. In a second.
it is backloaded, it's about 15 a year to start with a gradual increase
and your overpaying if your doing 50% Smoak, Shippers and Wilson, it would only be Wilson and either Smoak or Shippers + like 40% of the contract or less.
I don't think the Dodgers org thinks as lowly as him as you do. At all. No way they pay half his contract for a bust 1B and a career minor leaguer. As flawed as he is, he is worth more than that.
And i didn't say have them pay half, i said more than half like 60% of the 85 mill he is owed like they pay 45-50 mill seattle pays like 35-40 mill.
I don't think highly of him at all. But you undervalue him too
The dude can't hit lefties but still manages to put up solid numbers overall. Yes he is below average defensively and on the bases, but he can hit.
It's not as much about what I think of him. It's about how the Dodgers don't want or need to trade him, so why would they trade him for nothing and eat half of his contract? It just doesn't make sense. They aren't shopping him, and are in contention with him. Wouldn't be smart to dumb him for scraps
Last edited by jej; 01-02-2013 at 03:13 PM.
The only thing Dre has over him is that he is a good club house guy and a team leader, while young isn't.
So why would Smoak + Wilson not be enough? Smoak could be a good back up for adrian and it would clear space for a prospect.