Showing posts with label Andre Ethier. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Andre Ethier. Show all posts

Friday, November 08, 2013

Mets Rumors: Big Changes Ahead for the Mets, Aoki, Peralta, Ethier or Kemp or Granderson..and more

Here comes Aoki for Ike

Mets Rumors:

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post,  the Mets are in for BIG changes in 2014.

He predicts that the Mets trade Ike Davis to Milwaukee for outfielder Norichika Aoki .. Get Free Agent Jhonny Peralta to man SS. And the Mets will  try to pry Andre Ethier or Matt Kemp from the Dodgers to man the outfield. Or even Curtis Granderson to fill the void if needed be. Of course there are backup plans too...

Other scoped things taken from his article:

The Mets are much less likely to chase after top free agents like Shin-Soo Choo and Jacoby Ellsbury than they are to add multiple pieces.

Ike Davis is very likely to be dealt, with Lucas Duda getting an opportunity to play first with Josh Satin. Sherman suggests that a Davis-for-Aoki swap could save the Mets money and create a better fit for New York.

It would save the Mets about $1.5 million in 2014 and provides a .350 on-base percentage leadoff man. That allows them to improve their depth by turning the on-base challenged Eric Young into a super sub/late-game runner/double-switch piece. Aoki's numbers are good...

He says the Mets are going to use next week’s GM Meetings to better gauge Davis’ market.

Jhonny Peralta is definitely on the club's radar, and they could try to sign him early in order to set the tone for the offseason.

Sherman says they are not scared off by his Biogenesis ties. They know he has limited range. But they need offense at the position: Their shortstops had an MLB-low three homers and an NL-low .561 OPS.

If not Peralta, The Sherman suggests the Mets will pursue the trade market that could include the Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera, the White Sox’s Alexei Ramirez, the Athletics’ Jed Lowrie and — depending on who they go with as their starter — the Diamondbacks’ Didi Gregorius or Chris Owings could be other possiblities..

Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler may well be off limits, the Mets could deal from their other pitching depth, including Rafael Montero.  The Mets could also add Gabriel Ynoa to the mix..

Sherman floats that Terry Collins had Matt Kemp in the Dodgers’ minor leagues and loves him. But his multiple injuries, remaining salary (six years at $128 million) and the fact Los Angeles will still expect a big return makes him a hard buy. The Dodgers might sell low on Ethier to get out of as much of the four years at $71.5 million left as possible. Or the Mets could simply try to buy Curtis Granderson.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mets Rumors: David Price, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, Giancarlo Stanton, Troy Tulowitzki

Mets Rumors

Nick Carfardo of the Boston Globe says the Mets could entertain a trade offering for Tampa Bay's Ace David Price this off-season. The price tag for his services might not be in the reach of the Mets.. But with the loss of Harvey, the Mets might jump in the kettle with other teams..

Also, the Dodgers are going to make Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp or both available this offseason. Kemp, however, has become labeled with an injury, much like Troy Tulowitzki and Jacoby Ellsbury. But it won’t stop a teams from taking a chance on his talent.

Carfardo also says this off-season Marlins GM Dan Jennings might opt to pull trigger on a Giancarlo Stanton deal. The Marlins are looking for a boatload of prospects. With the Top three Marlin Prospect outfielders Marcell Ozuna, Jake Marisnick, and Christian Yelich ready to play..

The Rockies will listen to a deal for Tulowitzki, but whether they can pull off a deal for a player with such a long contract (about $130 million remaining until 2021) would be the trick.

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

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:
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
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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

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Video: Rosenthal says the Mets would make sense as a destination for Andre Ethier

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says the Mets would make sense as a destination for Andre Ethier of the Dodgers.

With Johan Santana, Jason Bay and Frank Francisco coming off the books, the Mets could have the financial flexibility to deal for Ethier and a chunk of the four years and $71.5MM that will be left on his contract by the time this offseason rolls around.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 32 - Dodgers at Mets

Andre Ethier, baseball player (with the Los An...Image via Wikipedia
Los Angeles Dodgers (15-17) at New York Mets (13-18), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Los Angeles - Hiroki Kuroda (3-2, 3.10) New York - Jon Niese (1-4, 4.71)

The Los Angeles Dodgers hope that Andre Ethier will be able to resume his quest for a 30-game hitting streak this evening when they open a three-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Ethier was a late scratch in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Cubs because of elbow inflammation. Because he did not appear at all in the game, his 29-game hitting streak remains intact and he hopes to return to action tonight.

"It's just sore. It's been sore the last couple of days," Ethier said. "It's more tender on the throwing than hitting. [Tuesday night] it was sore after the game."

Ethier is hitting .387 (43-for-111) over his hitting streak, which has tied Zack Wheat (1916) for the second-longest in club history. Willie Davis owns the club mark with a 31-game run during the 1969 season.

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