Found December 18, 2012 on ChadMoriyama.com:
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The Dodgers are shopping right fielder Andre Ethier, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, and that could mean they’re in the hunt for Nick Swisher to serve as his replacement in right. Normally, this wouldn’t be enough to warrant a post, but Mike Petriello said he heard similar yesterday afternoon, so there appears to be legs to it. —– The news marks a surprising turn of events given that Ethier just signed a five-year extension for $85 million six months ago, but nothing regarding this team under the new ownership should be seen as truly surprising anymore. As far as his value goes, what is it? Not much, really, because with an AAV of $17 million a year, he’s already being paid above market value. However, in a vacuum, Ethier is a solidly above-average player, which would absolutely carry value if his contract was more reasonable. Thus, the assumption here would be that in order to get a return on him, the Dodgers would have to eat a significant portion of his con...
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  • Trading this guy breaks up the cohesiveness, such as it is, in the Dodger outfield. Unless they can get a top tier player, like Josh Hamilton, from the Halos, I think they will be better served to stop any rumor mill that could jeopardize the clubhouse confidence. They give him 5 years and 85 mill, and trade him in the same breath, not good for the rest of the team to think some has been like Swisher could out perform Dre.
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