Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mets Rumors: Dodgers Scouting Mets, Possible Trade for Andre Ethier??


Mets Rumors:


Less than three weeks before the trade deadline, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a scout watching the Mets, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.

That does not mean a trade will materialize before the July 31 deadline, but it is worth monitoring.

The Mets' interest in Andre Ethier is not completely clear -- and likely would be highly dependent upon how much money the Dodgers kicked in.

For the record: No one said the scout was looking at the Mets to identify return pieces in an Ethier trade.

Ethier is owed $15.5 million in 2014, $18 million in 2015, $16 million in 2016 and $18 million in 2017.

Andre Ethier's Career Stats:
Year Age Tm AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
2006 24 LAD 396 50 122 20 7 11 55 5 5 34 77 .308 .365 .477
2007 25 LAD 447 50 127 32 2 13 64 0 4 46 68 .284 .350 .452
2008 26 LAD 525 90 160 38 5 20 77 6 3 59 88 .305 .375 .510
2009 27 LAD 596 92 162 42 3 31 106 6 4 72 116 .272 .361 .508
2010 28 LAD 517 71 151 33 1 23 82 2 1 59 102 .292 .364 .493
2011 29 LAD 487 67 142 30 0 11 62 0 1 58 103 .292 .368 .421
2012 30 LAD 556 79 158 36 1 20 89 2 2 50 124 .284 .351 .460
2013 31 LAD 304 28 83 18 1 5 28 3 3 34 50 .273 .350 .388
8 Yrs 3828 527 1105 249 20 134 563 24 23 412 728 .289 .361 .469
162 Game Avg. 568 78 164 37 3 20 84 4 3 61 108 .289 .361 .469
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/13/2013.

Do I want the Mets to trade for Andre Ethier?  Absolutely not, He reminds me of a lefty version of Jason Bay, but I can be wrong.. Mike Stanton is one player that that I would even trade Syndergaard, and Flores to get. What would make Ethier appealing to the Sabermetric Mets is that even though he makes alot of money and his power numbers are down, he still has a great track record with a good OBP.  He is a lifetime .290 hitter and Averages 84 RBI's in his career... If a trade for Ethier would pan out, it would only mean the Mets would not give up much and take the remainder of his contract in return to make way for Yasiel Puig.. - DD
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