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Ethier deal could reach $100M

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08:12 AM ET 06.12 | Los Angeles' new owners appear poised to make a significant commitment to Andre Ethier. The Dodgers are close to announcing a five-year extension with [Ethier] that would guarantee him $85 million, The Times' Dylan Hernandez is reporting. A sixth-year vesting option could raise the total value to $100 million. ... The contract would be the third largest in Dodgers' history, trailing only Matt Kemp ($160 million) and Kevin Brown ($105 million). Hernandez said the deal is structured to earn Ethier $13.5 million in 2013, $15.5 million in 2014, $18 million in 2015, $18 million in 2016, $17.5 million in 2017, $17.5 million or $2.5 million buyout in 2018. The vesting option is based on plate appearances.

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June 12, 2012  09:17 AM ET

The Dodgers are going to start to look like The Yankees!!!

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June 12, 2012  10:00 AM ET

Ethier at $100 million? Really?

June 12, 2012  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Ethier at $100 million? Really?

If he stays healthy, in today's market, he's worth it.

June 12, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Go Dodgers!!

June 12, 2012  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Go Dodgers!!

And take the Galaxy with you!!

June 12, 2012  12:31 PM ET
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If he stays healthy, in today's market, he's worth it.

That seems like a big 'if'. Also, he's not worth $100 million.

June 12, 2012  01:05 PM ET
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That seems like a big 'if'. Also, he's not worth $100 million.

He has had trouble staying healthy the past few seasons.

June 12, 2012  02:37 PM ET

Donnie Baseball ought to allow Tommy Lasorda sit on The Bench at all Home Games!!!! That would add soooooo much to the Team!!!!!!

June 12, 2012  02:51 PM ET

These teams should have learn by now most of these long term contracts come back and bite you in the ?.

June 12, 2012  04:30 PM ET

5yrs/$85 million.

 
June 12, 2012  05:21 PM ET

Sorry L.A........ THAT WAS TO MUCH MONEY FOR HIM...MARK MY WORD YOU WILL EAT THAT CONTRACT SOON. ANOTHER BAD CONTRACT!!!!!! WOW

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