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RedLegSuperStar
09-26-2007, 10:25 PM
MLBTradeRumors.com -


Dodgers Willing To Trade Matt Kemp?

Matt Kemp is an incredibly valuable player. Some would argue he's worth more than $50MM over the next three seasons of his career, and he'll cost a few million bucks. Then there's Bill Plaschke, who feels Kemp's power and speed "have been negated by silly at-bats and baserunning mistakes." By my calculation Kemp would have to make 742 baserunning mistakes per year to negate his .331/.364/.509 line.

Plaschke has insider sources indicating that the Dodgers think their best chance to win would be to trade a very good young player like Kemp for a veteran. U.S.S. Mariner recently noted just how dangerous the Dodgers' recent brand of "pro-veteran entitlement" can be.

The question then becomes: which teams match up for Kemp? The Dodgers seem to want a veteran position player, and I imagine the guy would have to be under contract for at least two seasons and probably three. Third base and the outfield corners might be the openings.

Third basemen who could work include Eric Chavez, Troy Glaus, and Scott Rolen. I assume Garrett Atkins is too young. Miguel Tejada could work here also. In the outfield maybe Ken Griffey Jr. or David DeJesus would fit. Dodger fans - do you have confidence in Ned Colletti to spin Kemp into an equally valuable veteran?

RedsManRick
09-26-2007, 10:29 PM
I don't think I could possibly sign the papers quickly enough.

pedro
09-26-2007, 10:29 PM
I don't think I could possibly sign the papers quickly enough.

no kidding.

RedLegSuperStar
09-26-2007, 10:30 PM
Personally I would like to see Kemp, Broxton, and Meloan for Dunn (+ cash), Freel, Coffey, and Majewski

RedLegSuperStar
09-26-2007, 10:31 PM
I don't think I could possibly sign the papers quickly enough.

but I wouldn't say no to that deal by no means

Chip R
09-26-2007, 10:39 PM
I don't think anyone is stupid enough to do that deal.

pedro
09-27-2007, 02:51 AM
you know as much as I like ken Griffey I'm not sure if I'd do Matt Kemp for him.

mth123
09-27-2007, 05:27 AM
Yes.

I'd also accept millions of dollars if some one were to give it to me for no reason and with no olbligation on my part.

I'd say yes to free medical treatment from the top doctors in the world who would travel to me whenever needed.

I'd say yes to eternal youth and good health coupled with fortune and good looks with no obligation on my part.

Trading Griffey for Kemp is a no brainer as obvious as the examples above from the Reds' perspective. There is really no reason to say no.

RedsBaron
09-27-2007, 06:43 AM
I don't think I could possibly sign the papers quickly enough.

I agree.

Heath
09-27-2007, 07:23 AM
Griffey has to sign the papers, however. He's 10-5 you know.

If he's going anywhere, its Atlanta.

919191
09-27-2007, 08:18 AM
Maybe it's because I have been up all night at work, and by eyes are in need of sleep, but when I saw the title of this thread I saw "Hemp" instead of "Kemp". I thought not for him, but maybe with him.

Johnny Footstool
09-27-2007, 09:24 AM
you know as much as I like ken Griffey I'm not sure if I'd do Matt Kemp for him.

:D

Unassisted
09-27-2007, 09:43 AM
Griffey has to sign the papers, however. He's 10-5 you know.

If he's going anywhere, its Atlanta.

I agree. L.A. is too far from his home in FL.

KronoRed
09-27-2007, 04:17 PM
Griffey has to sign the papers, however. He's 10-5 you know.

If he's going anywhere, its Atlanta.

Really can't see that trade happening, they do not have the DH.

flyer85
09-27-2007, 04:18 PM
The only place I can see Jr going is back to Seattle.