Andre Ethier


How Do the Dodgers Assemble an Outfield for Game 5?

When I wrote at FanGraphs, it became kind of a recurring thing that I’d write about the overstuffed Dodgers outfield. In November 2013, it was “The Dodgers and Too Many Outfielders,” about how they’d manage to wedge the up-and-coming Yasiel Puig & Joc Pederson into a group that had highly-paid veterans Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford,…


About all those Dodger platoons

The Dodgers have faced a lot of left-handed pitching this month. Because of that, guys like Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford and, to a lesser extent, Joc Pederson, have gotten more days off than normal. Yet, people are clamoring for the Dodgers to play some of these guys more — specifically Ethier and Crawford. The mantra by…


Dodgers 5, Angels 3: Have a Day, Andre Ethier

How did Mat Latos do in his Dodgers debut? Depends on how you look at such things. It’s difficult to look at “six innings, one run allowed” and not think, well, that’s pretty good, and a whole lot better than Zach Lee or Brandon Beachy or the recent parade of fill-in starters have been able to…


So Andre Ethier Is Good Again, Apparently

So Andre Ethier is good and not bad. I know! I’m surprised too. More than just kind of good, too, since his .317.407.550 (165 wRC+) would easily represent the best season of his career… and that’s underselling it. I mean, here’s the top five outfielders (min. 100 PA) by wRC+: Bryce Harper, 221 Nelson Cruz, 201…

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Changes Are Coming To The 40-Man Roster

Whenever it is that Hector Olivera‘s paperwork gets finalized, he’s going to need to be added to the 40-man roster. Assuming that at least one recipient of a minor league deal makes the team on Opening Day — probably Sergio Santos, particularly with Kenley Jansen, Hyun-jin Ryu, and Brandon League all likely to start the…


Mailbag #22: Fifth starter concerns, Guerrero, Ethier, forgotten prospects

We love the mailbag, mostly. Send us more questions using the form to the right, directly ([email protected]) and/or on Twitter. ===== The Bearded One: I think there’s room for a lot of valid concern about the fifth spot in the rotation with Brett Anderson, Joe Wieland, and Mike Bolsinger not making the most reassuring group of…


Andre Ethier Is Officially Untradeable

When camp kicked off last month, I noted, with some surprise, that Andre Ethier was still around. Shocking, wasn’t it? It feels like we’ve been talking about how the Dodgers seemed to be trying their hardest to trade Ethier for years. Or longer. And yet, there he was, still wearing Dodger blue, still talking about how…