Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ethier Given $11M For 2012 Season; Dodger Fans Hope It's A Full One

I'm an Ethier fan, so I'm glad Andre Ethier is back (one year, $10.95M). It has been challenging, however, to see him torrid for half a season and seemingly lost for the other half. I'm crossing my fingers that 2012 is the season where 'Dre puts it all together for all six months...

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier avoided arbitration on Tuesday by agreeing to a one-year, $10.95 million contract.

Ethier would receive an additional $25,000 for each of 600 and 625 plate appearances.

Ethier, who will turn 30 on April 10, is a five-plus player (at least five years of major league service time) and is in his final winter of arbitration-eligibility and will be eligible for free agency after the 2012 season unless the Dodgers sign him to an extension before then. He received $9.25 million in 2011, the final year of a two-year, $15.25 million contract he signed before the 2010 season.

Ethier hit .292 with 11 homers and 62 RBIs and earned his first Gold Glove in the outfield last season.

He had a 30-game hitting streak early in the season but was bothered by a right knee injury and had surgery in September.

UPDATE (Orel): From @dylanohernandez:

James Loney agrees to 1-yr, $6.375 MM deal with #Dodgerrs, avoids arbitration.

UPDATE (Sax): Who are these "Dodgerrs" that Dylan speaks of? Does Dylan think it's September 19th? Yarrrr!

UPDATE (Orel):

UPDATE (Sax):

My best attempt at coalescing the themes of pirates and Nelly:

17 comments:

Spank said...

I had totally forgotten about Dre.

MR.F said...

Wasn't there a song about that?

Wicks said...

I had no clue etiher was 30. Seems like he should be much younger!

Wicks said...

more from mlbtraderumors.com: The Dodgers avoided arbitration with first baseman James Loney on a deal worth $6.375MM plus performance bonuses, according to his agency CAA. Clayton Kershaw is the team's lone remaining arbitration eligible player.

Jason said...

Technically, I wouldn't mind if it was a half season long as it is the first half and Ned/GM-to-be-named-later takes advantage of Theo Epstein's noted man-crush on 'Dre to pick up something like Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez to man 1st and 2nd respectively for the next 5 - 7 years.

Libertarian Realist said...

Here's video footage of my tour of Dodger Stadium last year:

http://libertarianrealist.blogspot.com/2011/06/baseballs-black-deity.html

Neeebs * said...

I went to school with Nelly Briles. Fun times. He was the first roadie for the Flaming Menudos.

Hideo Nomo said...

This post is grrrrreat!

Franklin Stubbs said...

I don't know if it was Epstein writing love notes to Dre, or just the fact that Pedroia is his BFF. It'll be interesting to see.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

I ate a flaming burrito once.

Fred's Brim said...

Are the Sons going black tomorrow to protest SOPA?

Dusty Baker said...

I'll definitely be Black tomorrow, FB.

MR.F said...

Maybe we should postpone the SoSGSACBEWPCL game as a sign of solidarity.

Fernie V said...
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Fernie V said...

Hey Pistol, that flaming burrito? Sounds like what a gay guy calls his johnson.

Hideo Nomo said...

I'm taking down my Geocities page for the day.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Compuserve has been observing this blackout for years.