Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/2/12
In 2012, Andre Ethier hit .284 with 20 home runs, 89 RBI, and 36 doubles. He also had a .351 OBP and OPS of .812. Over the past week some rumors from ESPN’s Buster Olney have surfaced that Dodgers outfielder Andre Either might be available on the trading block. With the news today that the Mets and David Wright may have hit a snag in their negotiations, my mind began to churn up possible trade scenarios. David Wright for Andre Ethier swap might benefit the Mets for a few reasons. 1. He plays right field, and the Mets desperately need a starting outfielder. 2. Ethier is locked up at a affordable 5-year deal worth $85 million. That is just $17 million a year. The deal Wright is rumored to possibly get could be in the range of $126 million over seven years. Add in his option for 2013 and the total value of his contract would be over $140 million dollars. 3. Both players will be 30 years old on opening day 2013. Ethiers contract would end when he was 35, while under Wright’s current pro...
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