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Could, Not Should, the Dodgers Trade Ethier?

Could, Not Should, the Dodgers Trade Ethier?

Rumors have circulated that the Dodgers are open to the idea of dealing their recently re-signed outfielder. But whether they want to or not is secondary to the point. The real question is: can they?

The date is June 12, 2012. The Dodgers, without Matt Kemp, are still a comfortable 4.5 games up in the NL West. And Ned Colletti is getting ready to announce that the Dodgers have extended Andre Ethier for 5 years and $85 million. Initially, I was open to the deal. While I included the caveat that I didn't believe he'd live up to the total value, I also noted that the free agent and trade market...

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