Los Angeles Notes: Angels, Hunter, Ethier

Shawn Green of the Dodgers hit four home runs in one game on this date in 2002. Green picked up 19 total bases against the Brewers in Milwaukee, setting an MLB record. Here are the latest links from Los Angeles:

  • Though the Angels have not been required to pay Torii Hunter during his absence, he is receiving his full salary, a person familiar with the situation told Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.  Assuming Hunter returns for Monday night's game against the Yankees, he will have been away for two weeks which works out to $1.5MM for that span with his $18MM salary.
  • Andre Ethier said he doesn’t plan to set a deadline for extension talks with the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the LA Times writes. Ethier, who is on track to hit free agency this coming offseason, said he doesn’t expect to put extension talks on hold at any point this season. "We'll take a look at whatever they bring to us," Ethier said. "I don't look at it any other way. I'm not going to sit here and play what-ifs and what-nots."
  • Manager Mike Scioscia said Hunter will "likely" re-join the Angels early next week, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times tweets. The Angels placed Hunter on the restricted list due to personal reasons last week.

10 Responses to Los Angeles Notes: Angels, Hunter, Ethier Leave a Reply

  1. Tony 3 years ago

    Dodgers need to sign him already……….. He is one of the most productive members on the the team ……… Granted last season he was injured and he didn’t put up his regular # s but it seams to me like he wants to stay in LA

  2. Tony 3 years ago

    Can anyone a outfield next season with either kemp and Hamilton ??????

    • meep 3 years ago

      i like the idea but smart move would to just go get pitching and a 3rd baseman. we can just have sands or SVS play LF

      • trueBlueTony 3 years ago

        why not get both ??????? dodgers have the $$$$$$$$$$

      • Tony 3 years ago

        Why not get both ??????????? Dodgers have the money now……

        • Snoochies8 3 years ago

          apparently enough to purchase more question marks now!

          but yeah, Hamilton would be a pretty crazy addition to your OF. You guys could also go for cheaper value and a pretty decent hitter too and get a good 3B too.

  3. BruinPirateAnteater 3 years ago

    Still cant stand Ethier’s whiny baby attitude, however he’s been playing great ball and has not been very vocally whiny this season. Maybe he really disliked McCourt, maybe he knows to be on his best behavior on his free-agent season, as long as this Ethier continues to show up, then I’m fine with resigning him.

    Normally, when a player is willing to talk turkey during the season, it mean he wants to stay, and that’s all I’ve ever wanted from Ethier, a real commitment to LA (and none of this talk about wanting to go to AZ or BoSox). So I like to hear that Andre is saying, with no reservations, that he is not going to shut the door on negotiations during the season. But another part of me, and call me pessimistic, says that Andre knows he’ll probably get more extending with the Dodgers right now, than he will signing here or elsewhere after the season.

    I hope I am completely wrong! I hope Andre is playing and behaving genuinely, and his openess to an extension is out of a desire to stay with the Dodgers, and his previous pissy attitude was due to McCourt and the circus the Dodgers were when he owned them.

  4. Jgreen 3 years ago

    How’s Shawn green relevant here?

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      Because he went 6-for-6 with 4 HR, a double, and a single 10 years ago today and he’s a Dodger.  How is that NOT relevant?

  5. monkeydung 3 years ago

    agreed. watching Hamilton & Ethier in their walk years it’s easy to get excited about putting them in the same lineup, but the thought of being stuck with a guy like Hamilton 5 or 6 years from now when he can’t play in the field and his bat speed has slowed down isn’t that exciting.

    then again. you have kershaw & kemp in their prime. might be worth it just to build an incredible team around them and really contend for a few seasons.

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