Dodgers Extend Andre Ethier – 5-yr/$85M
Late last night news broke out that the Dodgers and Andre Ethier have reached an agreement on a 5 year extension:
@DodgersNation :BREAKING: Andre Ethier and the Dodgers are near a 5 year 85M extension with 6 year vesting option. Deal expected to be announced tomorrow. – 10:30pm
The deal breaks down as follows:
- $13.5 million in ’13
- $15.5 million in ’14
- $18 million in ’15 and ’16
- $17.5 million in ’17.
- The 2018 option is worth $17.5 million, with the club paying $2.5 million if the option doesn’t vest.
Many feel that the Dodgers have overpaid for Ethier in this deal. I couldn’t disagree more.
Ethier is a fan favorite and a MAJOR part of our offense. If we let Andre hit free agency you can bet he would command a 6 year deal and we’d be going against the losers of the Hamilton sweepstakes for his services.
Locking up Ethier now allows us to focus on Hamels and additional offensive help in the off season.
A HUGE win for the Dodgers!