Found June 12, 2012 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
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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Andre Ethier had leverage and he knew it.
The Dodgers had new owners who were under pressure to sign him. He was one of the Dodgers' most popular players and one of only two dependable hitters in an uneven lineup. He was less than five months away from entering a thin free agent market.
Ethier could have sparked a bidding war among teams reluctant to pursue Josh Hamilton, a...
The Dodgers' new ownership has sprung into action.
The team on Monday night agreed with right fielder Andre Ethier on a five-year, $85 million extension, according to a major-league source.
The contract also includes a $17.5 million vesting option or $2.5 million buyout for a sixth season, the source said.
The value of the deal will increase to six years, $100 million if Ethier...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have called a 1PM (PDT) press conference to announce the signing of All-Star outfielder Andre Ethier to a contract extension. Ethier, batting .287 with 10 home runs and a National League leading 53 RBI, would have become a much sought after free agent this winter.
Fans will soon find out how much longer Andre Ethier will be swinging for the Dodgers.
LOS ANGELES -- It looks like Andre Ethier is the first beneficiary of the new Dodger ownership group which replaced Frank McCourt earlier this season.
Ethier leads the National League with 53 RBI and will soon be the leader in another category: highest paid right fielder in Dodger history.
The Dodgers and their 30-year old outfielder have apparently agreed to a five-year, 85 million...
It doesn't look like Andre Ethier is coming to the East Coast any time soon. ESPN.com reports that the Dodgers outfielder has agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $85 million that would keep him in Los Angeles through the 2017 season. There's also reportedly a club option for an additional year that would be worth $17.5 million. "I have been instructed that...
Andre Ethier had a lot on his mind Monday night. He was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in a 3-2 loss to the Angels, extending his slump to 5-for-43 (.116) since Matt Kemp was put on the disabled list on May 31. There was also the matter of his five-year, $85 million contract extension, which became official on Tuesday. "It's been a long day," Ethier said after Tuesday...
SEATTLE (AP) -- Andre Ethier awakened from a recent slump with his fourth career grand slam to cap a six-run second inning and Chad Billingsley pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Sunday.
Shut down by six pitchers in Seattle's third no-hitter Friday night, the Dodgers rebounded to win the final two games of the interleague series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have locked up the other half of their dynamic outfield duo. Right fielder Andre Ethier has agreed to terms on a five-year, $85 million contract extension, according to multiple media reports. The deal would keep him in Dodger blue through 2017, and there is a $17.5 million vesting option for 2018. In November, center fielder Matt Kemp signed an eight...
Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello once feared the exact deal that Andre Ethier signed, and while he holds some concerns, he finds it hard to argue against the deal. What interests me more right now is trying to figure out just how much a big 2012 could enhance Ethier’s value on the market, because
The new Los Angeles Dodgers owners, led by Mark Walter, Stan Kasten and Magic Johnson, are close to inking their first major deal. As reported by CBSSports.com, the Dodgers and Andre Ethier are close to signing a $85-million, five-year contract extension. The deal is reported to include a sixth-year vesting option. This is good news for Dodgers fans, as not only will...
Andre Ethier was fixated on having a good at-bat rather than the pressure of the moment when he came to the plate with the Los Angeles Dodgers trailing by a run in the eighth inning.
Former Angel Juan Rivera hit a three-run home run and Ethier added his 500th career RBI, helping the Dodgers rally to beat the Angels 5-2 Tuesday night and end their 10-game road winning streak.
What a day. What a series. For Dodger fans up in the Pacific Northwest, this weekend road trip was a rare chance for LA fans to see their favorite team in action. Remember, the next closest city that LA plays in regularly is San Francisco, and that’s nearly a two hour plane flight from Seattle.
Today’s game had a totally different feel to it than yesterday’s game. Perhaps...