Re: Reds were waiting to see what Choo would do.
Not to mention-- Kershaw is a FA next year. LA wants to get Kemp and/or Ethier off their books because they have to offer Kershaw a HUGE contract to get him to resign. None of the other big dog teams, ie teams who can take on alot of payroll would want to help LA out by taking Kemp off their hands. Even LA has limits. They had a $216mm payroll last year. If they have to pay Kershaw $30mm--- other teams wouldn't mind that-- that limits what LA can do in the FA market-- it basically would take them out of contention for signing anyone else next year.