Heyman: Ethier, Dodgers nearing extension

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  1. doyerfan

    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    Ned did a good job here, not great but not terrible at all and reasonable. Props to the owners for giving the green light, and happy that Ethier allowed to talk during the year, unlike other players do, and wanted to stay and not test free agency.

    Kemp and Ethier, Dodgers until 35. Awesome
     
  2. N.Z

    N.Z DSP Legend

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    This is good news. Ethier for me would slot in nicely as a #5 hitter for a long time, now we need to sign a legit cleanup guy.
     
  3. chris

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    hells yeah.
     
  4. THINKBLUE

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    I'm happy with this. Who cares if it was too much $. That's what it took to keep him and the Dodgers made the decision that they were gonna do this. People are gonna hate on the contract. Oh well. We can afford it.
     
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    Fuck yes!!!! Great night with the Kings and now this!

    FUCK YEA!
     
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    So, uh, when's the thread for when we sign Hamilton and have the greatest outfield of all time start?
     
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    Never. Loney for Hamilton straight up at the deadline.
     
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    some think this was too much money? That's a good price for Ethier with no no-trade clause to boot! It's a perfect length when you look at his age...a 6th year option also...this is a plus plus contract all around IMO.
     
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    Any chance we move Ethier to 1B? Or work a trade for some of the 1B surplus that the Angels have
     
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    I agree. No way I can call this a bad contract when I look at other recent contracts like Jayson Werth and Matt Cain. After Hamilton, Ethier figured to be the next best OFer on the market this winter by a long shot.
     
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    yup, and someone would have certainly paid/overpaid even more for him in the offseason
     
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    Signing Ethier is great news. Ned has been working on this all season. Sure, I'm willing to give the man a pat on the back for this - but no huggies - not unless his team of utility players actually wins the division.
     
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    still no huggie from me; they will have won in spite of him, not because of him
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    TUESDAY: The Dodgers announced that they've reached an extension with Ethier. A press conference will take place at Dodger Stadium this afternoon.

    Ethier's option vests if he reaches an "easily attainable" plate appearances threshold late in the contract, Yahoo’s Tim Brown reports (on Twitter). It vests based on plate appearances in 2017 or 2016-17, Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio adds (on Twitter).
     
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    Press conference at 1 PM PT
     
  16. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    ^ TV or no?
     
  17. doyerfan

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    Not sure yet. I'd hope it's on Prime Ticket at least, I'll post if I find anything out. Maybe it will be live streamed on dodgers.com.
     
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    Presser for an extension, a parade tomorrow, nice.
     
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    Andre's getting a parade? :hide:
     
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    Andre won the Stanley Cup
     

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