given that ridiculous contract that ethier signed, i wouldnt give much up for him
the most i would give up is a package built around familia or mejia....im not giving up flores, fulmer, or montero for a guy that overpaid, though i would gladly take him if the price was right
And who would you give up for a top outfield prospect like Myers. Assume it would cost one of Havey/Wheeler/D'Arnaud plus. My deal fills a need for several years until Nimmo is ready. Harang is needed until the next group after Wheeler is available.
If you accept contracts, about$20MM, you could probably reduce the package. Put payroll back in them mid 90's with $50MM(Santana/Bay/Francisco) coming off in 2014.
Could see this team one bat and a closer away from contention in 2014. Probably a .500 team in 2013 if they add a righthanded bat in the outfield like Hairston.
It has been widely debated whether to gut the farm for Upton. Last time I looked, he had a big contract and would be looking for a monster contract in two years if he plays as well as sum on this board hope.
The good thing about a forum is you get to discuss whether a trade would be a good move. Not whether the owners will pay. Eithier fills alot of the need from a corner outfielder without gutting the farm.
He's a solid middle of the lineup guy with an average and OBP at solid levels. Part of the long term needs of the team. Guys like Duda and Murphy have defensive questions. If they both have good seasons, maybe one or both is traded for a righty with speed or bullpen help. Rather have Eithier for Mejia +, than Upton for two or more of our very best young prospects. Both will make similar salaries and put up similar numbers.
We are several moves from contention. This one could fill two spots without weakening the farm much.
>>>"given that ridiculous contract that ethier signed, i wouldnt give much up for him the most i would give up is a package built around familia or mejia....im not giving up flores, fulmer, or montero for a guy that overpaid, though i would gladly take him if the price was right"<<<
Given the size of the Dodger payroll, I have little doubt they'd be open to eat some of his contract in order to get a better package in return.
You're putting decent fried chicken into your trap and tossing it into the water for ... an old boot?
Those days are over.