Again, Torre has the enviable task (unenviable at the same time) to play the best OF combo possible. Pierre's still a showcase piece for trades, and if not, he's still valuable at the top of the order or wherever in working counts. He's actually picked it up of late like the other Dodgers (minus Andruw Jones) and perhaps merits a spot. That begs the question if and when Jones rides the pine more often to play Pierre back in center and Ethier in left.
As for Ethier's fantasy relevance, I don't think he brings a massive deal anyway, but could be a good source of 20-25 HR in deeper leagues. Torre has let the kids run some and that might mean Ethier squeezing out double-digit SB's by season's end. In essence, he's really a #3 OF at best, more like a #4.
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