Found June 19, 2013 on Valley Bay News:
Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly insists that there are “enough at-bats to go around,” and also that a demotion for Yasiel Puig is “not going to happen.” Assuming the latter is true, and it most certainly should be considering the start to Puig’s career, the question becomes, how exactly does Mattingly intend to spread around enough at-bats for the likes of Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier and Yasiel Puig? Forget about Skip Schumaker and Scott Van Slyke, their fates are sealed by the emergence of Puig as a rookie force in the National League. How about Andre Ethier though? The 31-year old right fielder is currently earning $13.5 million this year and is signed through 2017 with a vesting option for 2018. He is in the beginning stages of a long-term extension that was meant to keep him in Los Angeles likely for the duration of his career. Crawford, also 31-years old, is an even higher-priced $20 million player this year, and also signed through 2017. The difference between the tw...
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