Originally Posted by EMachine10
He's been a pretty nice player the past several years, but is having a down year now. He is being paid quite a bit of money, and not exactly who I would want in return if some form of retooling is on its way. The prospects seem decent, but I would just as soon leave Ethier out of the deal. Of course, the Dodgers want him out to make room for everybody in the OF.
Ethier definitely could be one of those guys I'd be willing to take a flyer on and hope that he just needs to get away from Mattingly (who he's been butting heads with most of this season), but yeah, that is a lot of contract to take on. I'm not sure I'm interested in the Sox rolling the dice on a guy whose signed through 4 more years through age 35.