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Will Andre Ethier wind up a Yankee?

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09:27 AM ET 03.31 | One scenario making the rounds this week has the Yankees pursuing Andre Ethier from the Dodgers as a long-term replacement for Curtis Granderson, who isn't expected to be re-signed. Ethier, in the first year of a five-year, $85-million deal, joins Carl Crawford in blocking Cuban sensation Yasiel Puig, who will open the year in Double A after going to Los Angeles for the Freeway Series.

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March 31, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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he's already 30, overpaid and basically above average.....no thank you.

I do not think that is the direction the Yankees have in mind. OF is the one strength of their minor league system and they want to go there first.

March 31, 2013  10:25 AM ET

$85 million for 5 years for a guy who has averaged 15 home runs and 75 RBI the last two years. No thank you.

March 31, 2013  10:31 AM ET
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$85 million for 5 years for a guy who has averaged 15 home runs and 75 RBI the last two years. No thank you.

Nick Swisher gave you more production than that.

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March 31, 2013  11:14 AM ET
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he's already 30, overpaid and basically above average.....no thank you.

Ethier is a solid player who hits for power and average and has won a gold glove . If you put Ethier in that little league ball park they call Yankee stadium I would bet He will hit between 35 to 40 home runs a year easily. I think the real question is What washed up trash does the Yankees have to offer for him ?

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March 31, 2013  11:26 AM ET
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it seems like the dodgers enjoy trash as they've basically taken all of bostons

I still can't believe that deal.

March 31, 2013  11:39 AM ET
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he's already 30, overpaid and basically above average.....no thank you.

first of all, Ethier has a HEFTY contract something that yankees shouldn't accepted from the dodgers on any trade, NOW if the dodgers are willing to pay in full Ethier's contract, then yankees don't have any problem in trading for this OF,,

March 31, 2013  11:42 AM ET
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huh.....it seems like the dodgers enjoy trash as they've basically taken all of bostonsand what power are you speaking of?guy hit 30 hrs ONCE in his career, like 5 years agoagain- for that price ? no thank you

20 HRS at Dodger stadium is like hitting 35 to 40 at Yankee stadium , As a Lifelong Dodger fan I would not make that trade ,Yankees have nothing to offer other than 40 yr old has beens, And as far as trash is concerned A. Gonzalez is a great hitter and Crawford will bounce back from injuries . Don't get mad because your team finally has competition in throwing boatloads off cash to everything with a pulse.

March 31, 2013  11:42 AM ET
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$85 million for 5 years for a guy who has averaged 15 home runs and 75 RBI the last two years. No thank you.

like i said, Ethieir its a over paid and has very little production as a power hitter, dodgers need to find some where else to trade this desperate and undiscipline player!!!

March 31, 2013  11:44 AM ET
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still not sure why they went for vernon- I'd MUCH rather them gone for morneau, the twins though likely wanted a better prospect

Because he costs only $7 million this year and next. No long term , expensive ties to him. They are looking to open up $90+ million after this year. I am ok with that move, better than what they had to put out there this year.

March 31, 2013  11:48 AM ET
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Ethier is a solid player who hits for power and average and has won a gold glove . If you put Ethier in that little league ball park they call Yankee stadium I would bet He will hit between 35 to 40 home runs a year easily. I think the real question is What washed up trash does the Yankees have to offer for him ?

If he was half what you claim him to be, then they would not be looking to replace him. It was a bad contract they gave him, five years? Really? Ball parks? come on, he plays half his games in places like Cincinnati and Philly and Colorado and other band boxes and he is no home run hitter anymore in those places either.

March 31, 2013  11:49 AM ET
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like i said, Ethieir its a over paid and has very little production as a power hitter, dodgers need to find some where else to trade this desperate and undiscipline player!!!

They will try, but what were they thinking to begin with? That is a new contract.

March 31, 2013  11:51 AM ET
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20 HRS at Dodger stadium is like hitting 35 to 40 at Yankee stadium , As a Lifelong Dodger fan I would not make that trade ,Yankees have nothing to offer other than 40 yr old has beens, And as far as trash is concerned A. Gonzalez is a great hitter and Crawford will bounce back from injuries . Don't get mad because your team finally has competition in throwing boatloads off cash to everything with a pulse.

Gonzalez is a great hitter, who will most likely put up huge numbers in LA. He couldn't handle the pressure in Boston. When the rest of the team was hitting, he hit. When they needed his bat in September 2011, he failed miserably. Maybe he is more suited to the laid back lifestyle in LA? Crawford on the other hand IMO, is breaking down fast. I see more injuries in his future. Don't count on very much from him.

March 31, 2013  11:51 AM ET
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Nick Swisher gave you more production than that.

Heck, those are not even Granderson numbers. How is he a replacement for him then. Post season? who knows, he plays for the Dodgers, so he has not seen the post season for four years.

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