After Don Mattingly elected to bench Andre Ethier again, he was quoted as saying he wanted to put a club on the field "that is going to fight, to compete the whole day." Ethier did in fact take offense to it, saying he did not like the comments being made "without approaching me (Ethier) first."
Rumors of regret are boiling behind the scenes concerning Ethier's recent contract extension. With the Dodger's #1 and #3 prospects, Yusial Puig and Joc Pederson, bludgeoning minor league pitching, trade rumors are more torrid than ever. Trading Ethier at this point would no doubt clear up millions in cap space and also make room for the new young bloods on the Major League roster. The only challenge would be finding a suitor who is willing to weather the lengthy and expensive contract for a 31 year old outfielder who has never hit LHP with any consistency.
As the situation develops, it will be interesting to see in Scott Van Slyke will continue to perform as he has done in recent weeks while platooning the right field spot with Ethier.
Rand Paul : Excerpts from Sen. Paul's comments a few minutes ago, in which Apple executives were summoned before a Senate subcommittee:
"I am offended by a government that uses the IRS to bully groups such as the Tea Party but I am also offended by a government that convenes a hearing to bully an American business."
"I am offended by the spectacle of dragging before the Senate, executives from Apple using the brute force of government to bully one of America's great success stories."
"I frankly think the Committee should apologize to Apple. I frankly think Congress should be on trial here for creating a bazaar and byzantine Tax Code that runs into the tens of thousands of pages, for creating a Tax Code that simply doesn't compete with the rest of the world."
"I say, instead of Apple executives, you should have brought in a giant mirror if you want to see who is responsible."
To the Apple executives here, I apologize for this theater of the absurd. I will do everything in my power to make our tax code simpler and more competitive."
"If there is anyone to blame here, it is Congress and the tax code it created." 2 days ago - View -
Gerald Harris : Do you think UFC & other organizations pay their athletes enough? Fighting 1-2x a year, 3 if your healthy? It's been 7 months since I fought & maybe 9-12 before I get a call, how are we supposed to "always" be ready but still pay our bills? 3 days ago - View -
Chicago White Sox Memes : According to our inside sources, the White Sox are currently in trade talks for a three team deal with the Angels and Diamondbacks that would send Paul Konerko to Arizona and Jessie Crain/Hector Santiago to LA. In return the Sox would get Paul Goldschmidt and Alberto Callaspio. 3 days ago - View -
Dodgers Rumors : MLB News: Dodgers Could Be Firing Manager Don Mattingly Soon Looks like Donnie could be out as soon as tomorrow. Thoughts? 4 days ago - View -
MLB Nation : What trade do you want your team to make?
-Andy 6 days ago - View -
Dodger fans vs. Dodger haters showdown : MLB rumors have the Giants thinking about pursuing Cliff Lee by trade deadline. If they do pull this off, would it be considered trying to "buying a championship" or just another "good pickup"? ~ BeastMode27 8 days ago - View -
John Chappell : One for the Royals fans: A trade of Kelvin Herrera to Arizona for Gerardo Parra has been floated on the rumor wire, at least according to Todd Soden. I did a tiny bit of research and it sounds like a good move, since the Royals have plenty of relief pitchers and a big hole in right field named Jeff Francoeur. Francoeur can't hit right-handed pitching but does well against lefties, to the tune of .288/.340/.476, while Parra is just the opposite: .290/.343/.427 against right-handers, but he can't hit lefties. If you platooned them you'd get pretty good production. 8 days ago - View -
John Goodwin : Phillies Sign Carlos Zambrano: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com Huh??? Can anyone who is sober please explain this?? I don't think you can..... 8 days ago - View -
Conservative News : Jay Carney Blames Mitt Romney For Politicizing Benghazi Attack Is it even possible to be amazed by what Jay Carney says any more?
Phillies Nation : The Phils and Zambrano? Ugh. | Phillies Nation Happy Mother's Day, Phillies Nation! Surprise your mother this year with the rumors that are emerging regarding the Phillies and Carlos Zambrano! 11 days ago - View -