Originally Posted by 102605
What do the Dodgers do when Kemp, Crawford and Ethier are all back at the same time and healthy?
The word around Los Angeles is that Mattingly wants Ethier gone: the Dodgers signed him to a long-term deal before 2012, but that seems to have been a political ploy on the part of their new administration, a way to show fans that they weren't afraid to spend money to bolster their roster. Privately, Mattingly and other representatives of the Dodger organization have soured on Ethier, as he doesn't provider leadership in the clubhouse, and he's too inconsistent to depend on in the middle of the lineup.
Puig has drawn comparisons to Vladimir Guerrero and Andre Dawson. If he pans out, the Dodgers won't need Ethier any longer.