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07:13 AM ET 06.07 | In most years, the second wild card will cut down on selling at the non-waiver deadline -- though perhaps not this one. So many teams stink, there will be no shortage of sellers. Dodgers: Never has a player in the first year of a five-year, $85 million extension looked as expendable as Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier -- and not just because of the sudden ascension of Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers also like Joc Pederson, another of their outfielders at Double A. Pederson bats left, Puig right. Manager Don Mattingly could pick his spots with both, aiding in their respective developments -- if only the Dodgers could get that darned Ethier out of the way. I wrote in late March about how the Dodgers could buy their way out of mistakes such as the Ethier contract.

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June 7, 2013  07:39 AM ET

The Cubs are ready to deal Soriano too. Soriano is having a better year and only has a year left on his bad contract.

June 7, 2013  08:00 AM ET

Who the hell is going to want him at that price unless LA swallows big time?

June 7, 2013  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Who the hell is going to want him at that price unless LA swallows big time?

I thought it was San Francisco that swallows big time, no?

June 7, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I thought it was San Francisco that swallows big time, no?

Lmao.

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June 7, 2013  09:39 AM ET

Ethier is a still a good ball player, even if he is off to a lousy start this year. There will be teams interested in him if the Dodgers pick up some of that contract.

June 7, 2013  09:39 AM ET

Both LA teams should know my now that you cannot buy winners anymore in baseball. Both are under 500 and both will struggle just to make a wild card slot.

June 7, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I thought it was San Francisco that swallows big time, no?

Different sport!
;^)

June 7, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Who the hell is going to want him at that price unless LA swallows big time?

It may come down to swapping bad contracts.

June 7, 2013  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Both LA teams should know my now that you cannot buy winners anymore in baseball. Both are under 500 and both will struggle just to make a wild card slot.

Come on dude!!!! It isn't even mid season yet. the Angels and the Dodgers still have 102/103 games left to play!!!

June 7, 2013  12:41 PM ET

OK then, here ya go. Arod for Ethier. Strait up. Arod has about$20 million more due him, but at least $15 million comes off the book with a 100 game suspension.

June 7, 2013  01:08 PM ET
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OK then, here ya go. Arod for Ethier. Strait up. Arod has about$20 million more due him, but at least $15 million comes off the book with a 100 game suspension.

What would LA do with ARod when they have the great Hanley Ramirez to play 3B?
And Nick Punto at SS?

June 7, 2013  01:48 PM ET
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What would LA do with ARod when they have the great Hanley Ramirez to play 3B?And Nick Punto at SS?

He could score the roids for them

June 7, 2013  04:53 PM ET

He would do well here in New York!!!

 
June 8, 2013  07:52 AM ET

He is the only one healthy right now, better be careful what they do. These prima dona's are a bunch of wimps!

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