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Word broke during Monday night's game the Dodgers and Andre Ethier had reportedly agreed to a 5-year, $85 million contract extension. The deal also includes a vesting sixth-year option. Here's the year-by-year breakdown: 2013: $13.5 million 2014: $15.5 million 2015: $18 million 2016: $18 million 2017: $17.5 million 2018: $17.5 million ($2.5 million buyout) That's quite the haul for a guy who, before this season, was expected to play his last in Los Angeles. Everything he had ever said in the media made me (and others, I'm sure) believe Ethier didn't want to play in L.A. for the rest of his career. This contract might not keep him in L.A. the rest of his career, but it will certainly keep him locked up through the most productive seasons he has remaining. Now, I had written in the past -- a few times -- I thought the Dodgers should either trade Ethier or how I thought things weren't going to end well with this relationship. Then last mo...
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