The Mets have considered acquiring Dodgers OF Andre Ethier a possible solution in the outfield since at least last December (Martino, Nov. 8).
The Dodgers are now listening to offers for Ethier, Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp (Rosenthal, Nov. 8).
Update: Nov. 9, 7:44 am: As of right now, the Mets are not considering any of these three Dodger outfielders as options this winter (Heyman, Nov. 8).
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
Nov. 8: I’ve been hearing since last June that Los Angeles will pay up to a quarter of Ethier’s remaining $71.5 million, which could reduce him to being a $13 million a year player over the next four seasons << click to tweet this. Last summer, teams were asking the Dodgers to pay half. He played well in center field after the All-Star break, so maybe his value is back on the rise.
In either case, Ethier can be had, the Dodgers will play ball in trade talks, he’s going to have suitors… and I expect Sandy Alderson to continue to be among them, as he was rumored to be last summer.
Michael Baron, Contributor
Nov. 8: Crawford is the most appealing among the three mentioned by Rosenthal. However, given his recent injury problems and his age, I don’t think he’s a good choice for the Mets right now. He’s owed $82.5 million through 2017, which would mean the Dodgers picking up a good portion of that money. Actually, I worry about the same thing when it comes to Shin-Soo Choo, but he is at least a bit younger and a better player right now.