Dodgers Notes: Ethier, Hunter, Kershaw, Ryu

Earlier today, the Dodgers made history when they submitted the winning bid on Hyun-Jin Ryu for $25,737,737.33, the largest ever for a South Korean player.  Here's more on the Dodgers..

  • The Dodgers won't be trading Andre Ethier, so Torii Hunter would need to accept a lesser role if he signed with them, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  The veteran, who is close with both Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford, has interest from nine other clubs including the Tigers, White Sox, Rangers, and Mariners (Twitter link).
  • Clayton Kershaw's hip issues won't deter GM Ned Colletti from working out a new deal with Clayton Kershaw, writes Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.  "I think we'll probably sit down and talk about it once we get past this period of time, the free agent period of time," Colletti said. "We signed him for another year, there's another year after that. That said, if there's a common ground on both sides, it's worth investigating."
  • Agent Scott Boras says that Ryu wants to be a starter in the major leagues, tweets Hernandez.  Boras added that if Ryu doesn't wind up signing with the Dodgers, he expects the posting fee to increase dramatically next year (Twitter link).

26 Responses to Dodgers Notes: Ethier, Hunter, Kershaw, Ryu Leave a Reply

  1. Z.... 3 years ago

    I’ve heard people compare ryu to chen. They say he might be a middle of the rotation arm/ That said, I would sign him, but compared to what chen signed for, I wouldnt pay THAT much for ryu.

    • LazerTown 3 years ago

      Hard to see. Posting fee is already $27M, and boras is his agent.

    • theophilus166 3 years ago

      Luckily, it’s not your money. I’m a Dodgers fan, and they can pay whatever the heck they want to pay. It sure doesn’t seem like it will prevent them from getting someone else they want.

      • Lamar Smith 3 years ago

        And the will be JUST like the Yankees over spending and getting nowhere. Trying to buy a championship just doesn’t work in baseball. Just as the Yankees, Red Sox and Phillies. All won their world series with homegrown talent and key trades or free agent signings. This coming from a Red Sox fan.

        • hrbomber1113 3 years ago

          Really? So how else do you acquire talent besides homegrown, trades or FA? The Yankees won the 2009 WS with CC/AJ/Tex/Damon/Matsui being big contributors and came as FAs.

      • Goat_Rider 3 years ago

        I just love how Dodger (and many other big-market teams) fans keep on saying it’s “not your money” and it’s “not our money”. But the next breath complains about increasing ticket prices, eight dollar hot dogs and Scott Boras’ greed with player salaries. Even taking into account expanding TV deals, we see it in increased cable and Satellite prices and inflationary stickers on the product shelves. The money always comes back to the masses. And that’s the end of today’s globalised Marxist rant.

        • BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

          We are not experiencing increasing ticket prices, so it would be difficult to complain about it in our next breath, or our last breath for that matter. In fact my season ticket prices are down this year, for the second year in a row. I also don’t see any $8 Dodger Dogs (though I would not eat one at any price, but that’s just me). As for figuring out where the increasing cable freights come from, good luck with that. TWC recently decided to starting charging us $4 a month for our cable modem, and I don’t think that came from their increasing costs of broadcasting Dodger games, which hasn’t changed anyway.

      • BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

        Amen, brother. If you believed what you read on these boards, 95% of free agent contracts are overpays, and they come in three flavors: huge, massive and ridiculous. I’m with you — I don’t try to second-guess the GMs on the salary market. As a fan, all I want is for them to put together a team that wins ballgames. Dodger fans have suffered long enough. It’s time for some winning.

  2. TBRays3 3 years ago

    in the title its ethier not ehtier

  3. tucker1980 3 years ago

    Love boras’s comment that next year posting fee will rise dramatically!

    • cano24 3 years ago

      Really, because Ryu is going to improve dramatically? Because the Dodgers will have even more money to burn next year? Boras is so full of it.

    • UrsaMajor 3 years ago

      Boras is addicted to More.

  4. LazerTown 3 years ago

    CC should be able to help reduce the workload for Kemp next year and into the future. I don’t see where hunter is really worthwhile for the Dodgers unless he wants to sit on the bench. If they were in the AL it would make tons of sense, but they aren’t going to sit ethier or CC for Hunter except on rare occasions.

  5. babaganoosh 3 years ago

    Maybe Boras expects Ryu to embrace the Dark Hadou next year and become drastically better.

  6. bonds2425 3 years ago

    The dodgers are pretty much going after everyone. I hope they realize they only can have 25 guys

    • Lamar Smith 3 years ago

      You have to account for media speculation as well. Sure they may have interest in Hunter, but hunter will be looking to be full time OF or starting most of the time.

      • BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

        Looking to, but with turning 37 this summer, possibly not finding it.

        • Dylan 3 years ago

          Hunter will have a starting job. That’s like the Dodgers saying they want Victorino back for a bench role. It’s a joke. Hunter could start in New York, Boston, and Philly right now.

          • BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

            Not that they do want him back, but Victorino is 31 and Hunter is 36. That’s a big difference when the player is looking for both multiple years and a starting position. Hunter could get both, but not on a NL team I don’t think.

  7. Commander_Nate 3 years ago

    Breaking news: Scott Boras expects more money.

  8. jjs91 3 years ago

    Ryu really lucked out, good park for him and light hitting division.

    • Lamar Smith 3 years ago

      First off he hasn’t signed with them, they just own the rights. And that light hitting division outslugged the Cardinals and Tigers to win the World Series.

      • jjs91 3 years ago

        Where did I say he signed with them? A season worth of stats is more important, than a few games. I would of hope you judge guys like posey based on this games. Do you doubt that the the cardinals have the better offense?

  9. RobA 3 years ago

    I wonder when M. Bison and Blanka are being posted

  10. hrbomber1113 3 years ago

    They should do absolutely everything they can to bet out of that Ethier deal without having to eat money. The guy is a platoon DH with injury issues with a possible 9 figure deal.

  11. TElciram 3 years ago

    What? Possible 9 figure deal? He’s signed to an 8 figure deal. His defense is passable, if not great, and he’s been a top tier outfielder in the past when healthy.

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