Well, well, well, apparently Andre Ethier isn't as unavailable as previously expected. The Dodgers, despite reports from some in the national media, have been talking to other teams about the outfielder -- specifically, the Seattle Mariners.
Jason Churchill of Prospect Insider and ESPN tweeted the news on New Year's Eve.
"Hearing Mariners have progressed in trade talks for a hitter. Indications it's Ethier. Multiple players involved."
That sent Dodger and Mariner fans into a tizzy on Twitter. Mike Petriello confirmed Churchill's tweet shortly after. He also added some of his thoughts via Twitter. He also did a post this morning about it that is must-read material.
"Here's the thing about Ethier talks, though: it's not going to be for
Seager. If it happens, it'll be for SP prospects & maybe BRyan...
...and then Dodgers would fill OF hole with Bourne. But this isn't
really new, has been the case for a while. And not tonight. (Hopefully).
Just because it's hitt...