Dodgers Notes: Kemp, Fielder, Ownership, Trump

Now that Frank McCourt has agreed to sell the Dodgers, expect a winter of speculation about who might take over the club.  Here's the latest on the ownership front and a few other items…

  • Matt Kemp spoke to reporters (including's Ken Gurnick) during a conference call about such topics as the McCourt sale, trying to recruit his friend Prince Fielder to Los Angeles, and his own desire to stay with the Dodgers over the long term.  Kemp agreed with his agent Dave Stewart's stance about not letting extension negotiations drag into the 2012 season.  "I've heard from people that negotiating can get tough and maybe overwhelming," Kemp said. "I don't want to mess up the chemistry of the team. I just want to play baseball."
  • Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times breaks down the details of McCourt's sale and notes that signing a big free agent like Fielder could be "a nine-figure liability" that could lower the club's sale price.
  • Donald Trump tells Greta Van Susteren of FOX News (video link, around the 9:00 mark) that says he's "probably not" going to make a bid to buy the Dodgers but "there's always interest…because it's a great asset."
  • As reported earlier today, the Dodgers signed Juan Rivera to a one-year, $4MM contract with a $4MM club option for 2013.

20 Responses to Dodgers Notes: Kemp, Fielder, Ownership, Trump Leave a Reply

  1. Obligatory “Coletti… you’re fired” post.

  2. carlos 4 years ago

    Fielder might be long gone before the new owner is getting himself settled in

  3. $7562574 4 years ago

    the trump fool! he is going to ruin the dodgers even more and file another bankruptcy.

  4. mike292929 4 years ago

    Dodgers won’t land Fielder…. why??? because I didn’t pick LA in the contest.. that’s why.

    • Guest 4 years ago

      I picked Texas.

      • I picked the Jays. How do you pick Texas yet have that as your disqus picture lol?

        • Guest 4 years ago

          these are the complexities of lunchbox.

          I WISH the jays.. i just don’t see it..

          I actually had a dream that the jays got fielder and darvish, it was awesome.. then sloan from entourage showed up. It was a good dream.

  5. Yes, run the Frank McCourt circus out of town and have Donald Trump quietly, seamlessly  take over. That should work. They can make a tv show out of it. First episode, Trump fires Coletti. 

    • Guest 4 years ago

      Id rather see cuban than trump.

      although owning a baseball team would allow trump to always have a baseball cap on, which would be beneficial.

      • WoolCorp 4 years ago

        I’d rather see the Nation of Cuba than trump.

      • Obviously every owner is in for the profit in some way or another, but I feel like Trump would not care about the Dodgers as long as they were making profit and increasing value. Cuban wants championships. Although neither of them would let Selig drag them around and make them follow the “guidelines” most owners abide by.

  6. Joey E 4 years ago

    i really dont like dave stewart. i feel like kemp wants to stay but stew doesnt want him too
    hey, i could be wrong and maybe it only looks this way because of the ownership mess, but it’s just my opinion 

    • Stewart is just doing his job as agent. I don’t believe he is steering Kemp away from returning to the Dodgers – just positioning for the best possible deal.

  7. MadmanTX 4 years ago

    My money is on a corporation like Vivid Entertainment buying the Dodgers. :-)

  8. nestleraisinets 4 years ago

    Juan Rivera, sign of things to come…

  9. AJCBE 4 years ago

    Not gonna lie, a season of the Apprentice to determine a new GM would have been pretty fun to watch.

  10. BlueSkyLA
    BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

    Donald Trump. What do you do, laugh or cry?

  11. CircusFresh 4 years ago

    I really believe that in the end Mark Cuban wants in on LA.  I would bet some money that if Cuban gets his price he is new owner, but I know how much Selig hates the idea of Mark Cuban’s open checkbook coming to the MLB.

    Dodgers are a historic team in a great location, easy peasy – buy it, build a winner and you might even get back to LA Laker levels of interest.

  12. dodgers33dodgers 4 years ago

    No one said the Dodgers will land Fielder, Kemp said he is trying to recruit him…he is friends with him and Gwynn Jr. is one of Fielders best friends!!

  13. omg shut up

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