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    Matt Kemp

    Why not?

    According to mlbtraderumors.com


    The dodgers are talking to boston about Kemp for Lester. Even though Lester would be only a 2 month rental. Sounds like Dodgers are willing to eat some of his salary also.


    Why not Kemp? Right handed , young , under contract, Dodgers are willing to pay some salary. We can't resign all of our starters anyways and one of our starters would be for this season and next.

    We are talking about taking on Byrd"s 8 million for two more seasons. Why not Kemp?

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    Re: Matt Kemp

    I'd trade Bailey for him straight up, contract for contract.
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    Re: Matt Kemp

    If this was 2011 Matt Kemp, sure. But it's not. It's the injury-prone, .270-hitting with no power, no range in the outfield/zero defense Matt Kemp. Basically, he's a younger Ryan Ludwick, although I presume Matt still runs faster. Plus, he's owed $107 million more in money after this season. The Dodgers would have to assume at least 3/5 of that before I'd even consider a trade (and that assumes we do not have to give up one of our young prospects like Stephenson or Winkler to get him). Otherwise, no.
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    Re: Matt Kemp

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I'd trade Bailey for him straight up, contract for contract.
    Who takes his place in the rotation?

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    Who takes his place in the rotation?
    Have them throw in Maholm or Haren. Besides, it would be a deal aimed at 2015 and beyond more than 2014.
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    Re: Matt Kemp

    Agreed I wouldn't do it unless the Dodgers are going to pay part of salary and according to mlbtraderumors.com it sounds like they are and yes this move would be geared toward next year and beyond.. Face it .. we are not making the playoffs this year.

    and by looking at Kemp's numbers he would rank in the top 4 on our team in all categories HR, RBI, BA, OPS, OBP, SLG, Hits, Doubles, Triples, and Runs… Would lead us in doubles.

    plus he isn't getting to play everyday.. that must be hard staying in a groove and not counting the Plate appearances he is missing.

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    Re: Matt Kemp

    Homer Bailey is not going to be traded any time soon.

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    Re: Matt Kemp

    I like the Kemp idea but the money doesn't work. Even at 60% being paid by LA he's still owed more than BP. And he'd increase the down the road payroll for older players that is already pretty tenuous. Plus the rumor mill has the Red Sox and Mariners in play so the Reds would be competing for him against much higher payroll capable teams. Also, they didn't sign Homer to a LT contract just to trade him - a mediocre season won't scare them into dumping him.
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    Re: Matt Kemp

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Homer Bailey is not going to be traded any time soon.
    Odd that you say that because I was just thinking last night that he might be the one guy out of Latos, Cueto, Leake and Bailey that I would want to trade. Is the contract the reason you're saying that? I could see the logic behind saying we signed him at too high a rate so other teams wouldn't want that contract. Which makes me also see the logic behind giving him to an LA or NYY that don't seem to care too much about price tags as long as the player is productive.

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    Re: Matt Kemp

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Homer Bailey is not going to be traded any time soon.
    I think we made a huge mistake to signing him. Not to mention setting a huge precedent for mediocre pitchers money on the open market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckNaked View Post
    I think we made a huge mistake to signing him. Not to mention setting a huge precedent for mediocre pitchers money on the open market.
    But that precedent was set by the rest of the market before homer and the reds even set down.

    Honestly, you can make an argument that the reds should not have signed bailey.

    You can't honestly look at the free agent pitching market and call homer's contract out of line.
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    Re: Matt Kemp

    I think bailey will throw 1 more no hitters but will end up with a career 4 something era he is like bruce at the plate alot of hot and cold streaks

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    Re: Matt Kemp

    I didn't realize our outfield was this bad until I saw this table.

    Code:
                              
    OPS     2013    2014     Differential
    C       .616    .838        +222
    1B      .904    .737        -167
    2B      .695    .674         -21
    3B      .702    .754         +52
    SS      .646    .583         -63
    LF      .687    .685          -2
    CF      .862    .650        -212
    RF      .812    .666        -146
    In my private opinion, we need two outfielders, not just a LF.
    I don't think that if the Reds are genuinely serious about contending next year, they can afford to carry a CF whose values are derived only from the defense. We already have two (Cozart and Phillips) and that's enough.


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