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Why the Dodgers should hang on to Andre Ethier
Why the Dodgers should hang on to Andre Ethier

Here’s an idea sure not to warm the cockles of most Dodgers fans’ hearts: Don’t trade Andre Ethier. Don’t trade Carl Crawford or Matt Kemp or Yasiel Puig. Keep ’em all. So what if they don’t make for one big happy family? The idea is to win games, not find your baseball soul mate. No doubt Ethier would like to be traded. He can have little interest in riding the bench the way he did the second half when Manager Don Mattingly decided on a set outfield lineup that had him with his nose to the glass. So it’s just been sort of assumed the Dodgers would try to trade him and eat an unspecified portion of the $56 million still owed him over the next...

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