Dodgers Rumors: Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford Deals Being Fielded

With the Los Angeles Dodgers presumably having a deadline to trade outfielder Andre Ethier, it now appears as if there could be a suitor waiting in the wings if the winds of trade start to sweep through the front office.

That team? The Chicago White Sox. According to some tweets that hit the Twitterverse this morning, it seems like the team from the South Side of Chicago is starting to possibly be open to the idea of dealing for the left-handed outfielder in an attempt to bolster their chances for 2016.

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From Phil Rogers (@philgrogers) of, a former columnist for The Chicago Tribune:

The White Sox have already made several moves this offseason, namely trading for Todd Frazier and Brett Lawrie. They’re doing their best to build a lineup that packs enough punch to help their starting rotation.

Chicago is pretty much on a timetable to make the playoffs. The AL Central has been run by the Kansas City Royals, for the most part, during the last two seasons, but the White Sox have made some moves that put them in contention for the division crown, at least on paper right now.

But that wasn’t the only thing Rogers tweeted:

This makes sense. It’s easier to move Ethier than it is Carl Crawford simply because Crawford hasn’t been able to stay healthy or produce in his time with the team. Ethier, on the other hand, had a good 2015 campaign and at least has some reasonable trade value on a not-so-terrible contract.

If the Dodgers do decide to make a move, and do ultimately choose to send Ethier to the White Sox, it’ll be interesting to see what they could get in return. Is it a bullpen piece like Nate Jones or Zach Duke? Or could it be a prospect like Carson Fulmer or Trey Michalczewski?

Guess we’ll have to sit back and wait to see if Ethier is really moved. But the thought of it is certainly out there right now, apparently.

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