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Andre Ethier, Former Center Fielder

Here’s Dustin, a few hours ago:

And if Van Slyke is in center again tonight against a righty in Jesse Hahn, you know something is really up.

And, as I’ve been suggesting might happen on Twitter all day long, here’s the relevant part of tonight’s lineup:

Van Slyke CF

Yep. My friends, I think we’ve seen the last of Andre Ethier as a center fielder. We’ll talk about this more when the game thread goes up later, but this was a move that was a long time coming. Scott Van Slyke is probably the center fielder this weekend against the Padres, but I’d be surprised if he is when the second half kicks off after the break. Maybe that’s Joc Pederson, maybe it’s someone else. But what we do know is that the status quo simply was not working.

With the exception of one game in 2012, Ethier’s center field career lived from May 30, 2013 through July 9, 2014. It left no will. It will be missed. I guess.


Mike

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Ryu's Hadouken
Ryu's Hadouken

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steelmohawk
steelmohawk

oops.  So what does everyone think of that Gonzo trade?  Worth it?  Good bad meh??

steelmohawk
steelmohawk

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Ryu's Hadouken
Ryu's Hadouken

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tsneddy
tsneddy

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tsneddy
tsneddy

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Ryu's Hadouken
Ryu's Hadouken

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very smart poster
very smart poster

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very smart poster
very smart poster

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0ptimus
0ptimus

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Purple   Drank
Purple Drank

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Dodgerpain
Dodgerpain

I don't really feel too bad for Dre if he lost his job, lately he's seemed really lackadaisical....especially chasing down fly balls near the wall.  I applaud Donnie for making tough decisions and not worrying about hurt feelings.

Uncultured Baby
Uncultured Baby

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