Latest On Matt Kemp

Here are the latest trade rumors surrounding Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. Kemp, who hit .270/.328/.395 in an injury-plagued season in 2013, has six years and $128MM remaining on the eight-year deal he signed at the end of 2011.

  • The Red Sox have decided not to trade for Matt Kemp, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman tweets.
  • The Tigers and Mariners (along with the Red Sox) have recently talked with the Dodgers about Kemp, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOX Sports tweet.
  • Rosenthal tweets that, if the Dodgers deal Kemp, they want to make sure they get good players back, and they're willing to eat salary in order to do so.
  • For the Tigers, trading for Kemp will be tricky because of their recent agreement to sign Rajai Davis, Morosi tweets. Acquiring Kemp might mean they'd have to trade Austin Jackson to make room for him.


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207 Comments on "Latest On Matt Kemp"


Tony Matias
1 year 7 months ago

Looks like the suitors for a lot of these guys is deteriorating. Gives Jack Z. a perfect opportunity to make some really bad decisions.

DerekJeterDan
1 year 7 months ago

Red Sox in my opinion should now be the favorites to land Shin Soo Choo.

Mark Hostert
1 year 7 months ago

They’d be better with Kemp as the Dodgers would eat some of that contract. The Red Sox are making many good decisions and I hope they stay away from Choo.

ChancellorZed
1 year 7 months ago

If the Red Sox would unwilling to stretch for Ellsbury, why would they for Choo? I think its pretty clear that they won’t give a five year contact to an outfielder who will be 32 next year who has a .400 point OPS swing against LHP and RHP. They won’t spend money this way.

Denny Doyle
1 year 7 months ago

Red Sox don’t like negotiating with Boras. They don’t sign any of his FAs to long term deals. 6 years running, they haven’t sign one to more than a one-year deal (S Drew, Beltre), and they’ve handed out over half billion in contracts in that time. Doubt they’ll break open the checkbook now right after crying poor.

Leonard Washington
1 year 7 months ago

So spending your money wisely is crying poor now? If the Sox want over the hill players on 10 year deals they will call Boras. Its just that 30 year old over the hill players shouldn’t get 10 year deals and like the Cardinals and Rangers the Sox now refuse to play that game.

Denny Doyle
1 year 7 months ago

Who said anything about 10 year deals? They aren’t interested in Drew for a two or Carlos Ruiz for three year deal. And mgmt has already said another big signing would most likely require moving a pitcher. Its a soft cap, so they can go over it. Since they didn’t last year nor will they next year (they have lots of money coming off the books after ’14), why would they care if they go over cap this year.

Jose Villasano
1 year 7 months ago

Why would the Dodgers want another outfielder if they are trying to get rid of one of them

Guest
1 year 7 months ago

Was just gonna type that, lol. Seems several teams have an abundance of OF’s.

AlphaICaesar
1 year 7 months ago

I think the implication is that Jackson would need to be moved in order to accommodate Kemp, not necessarily as part of the deal for Kemp.

Bill Smith
1 year 7 months ago

Don’t really think we have the pieces to get Kemp, without trading an OF as part of the deal.

AlphaICaesar
1 year 7 months ago

A 3 team deal that sends Jackson elsewhere for some of those pieces would be a possibility, but it doesn’t sound like this rumor is more than spitballing at this stage.

Bill Smith
1 year 7 months ago

Yup, I’m in agreement. DD is a mad hatter though, so I wouldn’t be shocked if he pulled it off.

Ausome7
1 year 7 months ago

It all depends on the money. You may not need a lot of pieces if you’re willing to take on the rest of the contract.

Bill Smith
1 year 7 months ago

Well if we want to take on all the money, (or most), then we can kiss one of Scherzer or Miggy goodbye. There just isn’t enough cash for us to pay all these stars.

Ausome7
1 year 7 months ago

There’s a lot of ifs in that though.. If we get kemp. If scherzer repeats.

Bill Smith
1 year 7 months ago

Yeah, but isn’t that what you’ve got in speculation; “if’s”?

Ausome7
1 year 7 months ago

It’s what I live off of

IDoNotBowToCommies
1 year 7 months ago

Exactly, unless as a trade chip to get a 3B.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
1 year 7 months ago

Because they aren’t actually. Trade Kemp and nobody is left to play CF. Not that this is a problem in armchair GM land.

Danny Phillips
1 year 7 months ago

Not sure why they would be selling this low on Kemp, he won’t be traded.

Mark Hostert
1 year 7 months ago

Big contract, injury prone, crowded OF.

Danny Phillips
1 year 7 months ago

I understand all of that, still I’d rather not sell low on a player at this point who still has such potential.

Josh Blackfeild
1 year 7 months ago

He’s not getting younger.

drwheelock
1 year 7 months ago

All afternoon and evening today, all the rumors and reports is really talking Kemp being still in a cast and not ready for ST….and Dodgers going on record as mentioning that they will be sending a LOT of cash in the deal for decent prospects…that doesn’t necessarily mean top 50 MLB prospects OR a teams top 10 prospect(s).

It’s got all the writing on the wall of Seattle to me. Just sayin.

Leonard Washington
1 year 7 months ago

If seattle could that without losing Walker THAT would be the move to make. No price get Kemp.

Matt Galvin
1 year 7 months ago

No need to Trade Jackson because Davis is a good Pinch Runner and maybe Hunter in LF and Kemp in RF.

BadBJay
1 year 7 months ago

I think Hunter is done.

Colin Christopher
1 year 7 months ago

He batted .304 and scored 90 runs last year. I wish every outfielder on my favorite team was “done.”

DiaperRauch
1 year 7 months ago

Batting average doesn’t really inform anybody as to how effective he is (his 4% BB% is scary, and his defense is in a scary decline phase), and runs are more a product of being on base in front of great hitters than it does say anything about one player’s ability to score runs.

That said Torii Hunter is still likely a major league average outfielder for 2014, though maybe not much better.

weaselpuppy
1 year 7 months ago

He swung at anything west of Canada last year, he really started his swings early and chased a ton of balls outside…gave up his OBP% to make contact, which is the sign of a slowing bat for sure….but he’s got one more 2-3 WAR year left in him, maybe 2….maybe.

DiaperRauch
1 year 7 months ago

Ya projection systems aren’t kind to his skill set going forward, but like you said there’s likely another season or two of competent play in Torii.

johansantana16
1 year 7 months ago

say what you want, but he hasn’t gotten injured in years, hit .304 last season, and has 11 WAR over the past 3 seasons.

BadBJay
1 year 7 months ago

OK, 2014 is a new season. He seemed to have lost some gas in the playoffs.

alphabet_soup5
1 year 7 months ago

Small sample size. He isn’t what he used to be but would probably start in the OF for almost every MLB team.

weaselpuppy
1 year 7 months ago

Torii is one of those rare guys that is a genetic freak and works like a maniac to keep himself in shape. he’ll be 38 next year and fine. Not 5 WAR fine, but Beltran, who is a lot less healthy and a lot worse defender just got $15M a year for his age 37-39 seasons. Torii put up 3 WAR on O at age 37, Beltran 3.2 at 36. I would expect him to get a 1 yr extension if he is tracking similar numbers at the AS break.

Josh Blackfeild
1 year 7 months ago

Not that this has to do with baseball, but he is also one of the best players off the field. Wish he was still in Anaheim, but he’s great for a city like Detroit.

Ausome7
1 year 7 months ago

So we spent 10mil on a pinch runner?

nick gastaldo
1 year 7 months ago

Kemp most likely isn’t gonna be traded

Pavilionbum
1 year 7 months ago

Jon Morosi also tweets that Matt Kemp is a former teammate of Tigers’ manager Brad Ausmus; because he’s Jon Morosi.

Will Ferman
1 year 7 months ago

I know the Yankees have too many outfielders but boy do they need a right handed power bat. Kemp would be nice. I admit though I’m not sure the Yankees and Dodgers match up well. Unless a third team was brought in. The only right handed power bat we have is Soriano. I know I’m not the only fan who drools at the thought of a (healthy) Kemp-Ellsbury-Beltran outfield. He will probably end up going to another team that has more to offer though…

JacobyWanKenobi
1 year 7 months ago

I guess it would ultimately depend on how much money LA wants to eat.

Will Ferman
1 year 7 months ago

I think they’re holding out for a shortstop, third base, or relief prospect, of which the Yankees have none. That being said I’m thinking they should expect to eat $20-$30 million to get good players in return.

drwheelock
1 year 7 months ago

This has Seattle’s 2B/SS Franklin written all over it, and one of Seattle’s many quality RPing arms.

Gop5
1 year 7 months ago

As much as I would hate Kemp going to the Yankees, I could see this being a possibility. Main pieces being Gardner sent to Seattle, Kemp to NY, and prospects and salary relief to LAD. Plus other pieces in all directions too of course. Mariners do need a leadoff hitter and CF. Still would need a power OF bat to protect Cano. Maybe if the Dodgers would send Pederson to the Mariners too.

$3513744
1 year 7 months ago

yankees have too many OF’s as it is. they’re just trading away one for another.

Gop5
1 year 7 months ago

I agree, I don’t think they need more either. Personally, I like it better since I’d like the Mariners to acquire Kemp. Just playing with the idea.

1 year 7 months ago

The Red Sox have the prospects they need. LAD obviously needs a 3B, could use a SS if Hanley doesn’t resign after next season and they have no catching depth to speak of in the minors.

They’re Top 10 prospects are a 2B (Guerrero) a CF and then a mix of LHP and RHP to fill out the Top 10 list.

I’m betting they asked the Red Sox for Middlebrooks, Marrrero and either Swihart or Vazquez while offering back Kemp and some cash.

Cherington was probably throwing Middlebrooks in there but also trying to dump Dempster or Peavy in the mix and was in no way willing to part with either catcher.

Just postulating there though

1 year 7 months ago

I wouldn’t say a RH power bat is necessary for NYY. It’s not like it’s more valuable than a LH hitting power bat in Yankee Stadium and two of their power hitters in the middle of the line-up are switch hitters

Eliazar Saucedo
1 year 7 months ago

The only team with a realistic chance is the Mariners to help Cano and establish some credibility. It probably wont be very smart long term but that hasn’t stopped them before

Will Ferman
1 year 7 months ago

That would be ideal. I still don’t understand the Mariners plan but hey what do I know I’m just a baseball fan. Cano makes them just a bit better but he’s only one player. The Red Sox couldn’t have won the World Series last year with just Jon Lester and Dustin Pedroia. The whole team was solid. I just think the Mariners have way too many question marks. They better take advantage of the next three seasons because Cano will hit the inevitable steep decline second basemen hit around 33-34 years old.

DiaperRauch
1 year 7 months ago

Cano makes them “just a bit better”? He’s one of the most valuable position players in baseball. The Mariners weren’t in a position on the projected win curve to sign Cano, but the improvement the Mariners made signing him isn’t insignificant.

Matt Talbert
1 year 7 months ago

If they want to protect Cano ahem Corey Hart is in FA and won’t be that expensive – can DH/1b/COF…why not? Screwed up on missing Rajai. I like him a lot.

rouscher
1 year 7 months ago

Theres no need to trade austin jackson, davis just would become your fourth outfielder, unless they want him to start

RestoreTheRoar
1 year 7 months ago

I agree, keep Davis- drop Dirks.

AlphaICaesar
1 year 7 months ago

Could Washington possibly be a sleeper for a Kemp deal?

Ausome7
1 year 7 months ago

Haven’t the nats stole enough this offseason?

AlphaICaesar
1 year 7 months ago

That Fister deal was robbery for sure. Was just thinking about which team had the cash, prospects, and CF needs to take the gamble and the Nats seemed intriguing.

calamityfrancis
1 year 7 months ago

Time for your big splash Sandy Alderson.

Matt Galvin
1 year 7 months ago

Davis can also be a Defense Replacement and part time starter to give somebody the night off. Choo plays RF and Shane V is not going back to CF.

Jimbo504
1 year 7 months ago

wishful thinking… but I hope Mozeliak sneaks in on this one.they have the money.

Tim Bowers
1 year 7 months ago

A realistic deal for Kemp would be Franklin, Paxton, and Dodgers eating 35 mil for Kemp. Maybe a throw in guy like Erasmo Ramirez, Micheal Saunders, or Abe Almonte as well.

macdice
1 year 7 months ago

I would throw in Ramirez if the Dodgers include Fife

The_Unnatural
1 year 7 months ago

Not. You don’t understand just how risky Kemp is. If I were the Z, I’d be leery of trading Franklin straight up, even with LA eating $35MM. I seriously doubt Kemp will ever be close to MVP caliber again.

$3513744
1 year 7 months ago

make it 85mm and we got a deal

Gop5
1 year 7 months ago

Dodgers don’t need Franklin now that they signed Alex Guerrero, and they can probably do it without Paxton. Something more like Stefan Romero, Ramirez/Pike. I’d rather the Mariners take on more salary than trade Paxton. Use Franklin to get relief help….KC maybe? They are shopping Crow and Collins.

thegrayrace
1 year 7 months ago

Not true exactly. The Dodgers still need infield help. They still aren’t sure where Guerrero will be playing, or if he’s entirely major league ready. 2B and 3B are still issues.

Josh Blackfeild
1 year 7 months ago

I see the M’s pulling a deal that would include Walker for Kemp.

RC23
1 year 7 months ago

i dont

Danny Phillips
1 year 7 months ago

That would not be very smart.

Josh Blackfeild
1 year 7 months ago

Signing Cano wasn’t smart.

Danny Phillips
1 year 7 months ago

Agreed, but I can see why they were so desperate. I could care less what the M’s do though.

$3513744
1 year 7 months ago

and here i thought you meant they’d pull that deal off the table.

TbRays14
1 year 7 months ago

Rays receive: Walker, Franklin, LA Top prospect, Smoak

Dodgers receive:Price, rays prospect

Mariners receive:Kemp, Joyce

$3513744
1 year 7 months ago

that’s a steal of a deal for the dodgers if all they’re giving up is a prospect and getting price

TbRays14
1 year 7 months ago

Ya but all were interested in is Walker and if the mariners need kemp to get them there then do it

$3513744
1 year 7 months ago

if that’s the case there’s no need for the dodgers. price is more valuable than kemp right now unless the dodgers are eating a huge chunk of change. but crazier things have happened. regardless if i’m the m’s and the rays in this deal i’d pull out just out of sheer spite for the fact that they are giving up so little and getting so much in return.

TbRays14
1 year 7 months ago

Ya but the mariners aren’t willing to trade Walker now so maybe this is how we convince them

$3513744
1 year 7 months ago

convince them by offering them less for the guy they aren’t willing to trade? what?

TbRays14
1 year 7 months ago

Maybe they’re looking for a power bat to protect cano more than someone to bolster their rotation

Josh Blackfeild
1 year 7 months ago

I agree. Although its cool to imagine Price and King Felix in the same rotation.

$3513744
1 year 7 months ago

riiiight. but your’e ignoring the fact that they are interested in both price and kemp, which has been pretty clear. and when they’re not willing to give up Walker for Price, offering them less in Kemp makes zero sense. the ridiculous thing in all of this is that the front office is such a wild card right now, maybe this is exactly what happens.

TbRays14
1 year 7 months ago

It’s the winter meetings anything can happen! Lol

$3513744
1 year 7 months ago

if that’s the case, i predict a 25 way trade.

TbRays14
1 year 7 months ago

Haha whatever the trade I see price getting traded within the next two weeks. Even though I don’t want to see him go, his cost is way out of our range

$3513744
1 year 7 months ago

it’ll be like white elephant gift exchange.

drwheelock
1 year 7 months ago

Sounds like everyone is out of the Price sweepstakes except for Seattle as of this afternoon and evening. AND it sounds like BoSox and Detroit are out of Kemp, and the only one left standing is Seattle on Kemp too.

When things get down to 1 team, the return isn’t as good normally. Shield last year had many suitors. Sounds like this past year teams are getting VERY protective over their prospects for 1-2 year rentals of these top tier players. Just saying

Gop5
1 year 7 months ago

Yeah, but neither team has to trade either player right now. The Rays can wait til the deadline or next summer, and the Dodgers can wait for Kemp to return and gain value.

faceforest
1 year 7 months ago

His cost really isn’t out of the Rays range. We could keep him for a
season and be fine. If the Mariners don’t crack now, wait till the
middle of the season and see the Rays get big change for when all the
teams with prospects to burn come lining up outside AF’s door. The Rays
will keep him if they don’t get exactly what they want. And what they
want is a landslide of prospects. They want
a trade that tops the Shields/Myers one. Walker is their target, they will get him.

Gop5
1 year 7 months ago

They won’t ever get Walker. I think more and more teams saw what happened to the Royals because of that Shields/Myers trade, and are holding onto their prospects. Plus, waiting a year will hurt them more. A year of control left for Price at that point then looking to get a guy like Walker (who will be basically untouchable at that point after establishing himself as a future rotation spot, like Harvey for example), just won’t happen. Price’s value will never be higher than now, and already teams don’t want to part with top prospects, and definitely won’t for a rental next year.

DiaperRauch
1 year 7 months ago

It’s a matter of value. A run prevented is just as valuable as a run earned.

If player A is more valuable than player B, you should want player A. It doesn’t matter what position the two players play, you want value.

TbRays14
1 year 7 months ago

In some ways that’s true. But when you have an abundance of a position and that “Player A” doesn’t fit, but “Player B” fills the need then he has more value because he fits the team

$3513744
1 year 7 months ago

except that this is Seattle, and they need both Player A and B.

TbRays14
1 year 7 months ago

That’s true. But I think we have to agree that there offense is lacking way more that there pitching with King Felix leading the way

DiaperRauch
1 year 7 months ago

The Mariners don’t have an abundance of anything. They have Felix/Iwakuma, then Beavan/Noesi/Ramirez/Saunders/Walker. There’s plenty of space for David Price.

You obviously want balance on a 25-man roster, but it’s rare to be rationally justified in taking the worse player to achieve that end.

drwheelock
1 year 7 months ago

He can’t protect Cano in a boot cast!

Will Ferman
1 year 7 months ago

A bit uneven but I’ve seen crazier more lopsided trades happen.

Josh Blackfeild
1 year 7 months ago

That would shake things up.

Matt Galvin
1 year 7 months ago

Rays get Lee,Ackley,Crosby,Smoak

Mariners get Price,Seager,Pederson

Dodgers get Zunino,Miller,Rondon,Beckham,Colome

Tigers get Kemp,Lobaton,Fifle

TbRays14
1 year 7 months ago

Rays won’t do it for anything less than Zunino or Walker coming to tampa

Josh Blackfeild
1 year 7 months ago

Yeah. This is just more players for Maddon to mix in with his lineups.

The_Unnatural
1 year 7 months ago

So the M’s give up their catcher, SS, 1B, and Ackley for a pitcher they don’t really need and 2 prospects. The M’s are trying to win in 2014 not in 2016. Edit: Price will be gone then so it’s just a bad deal for them.

DiaperRauch
1 year 7 months ago

The Rays keep Hak-Ju Lee, get struggling players who’ve been exposed at the major league level (Smoak, Crosby, Ackley), and give up Beckham, Colome, Lobaton, and Price?

Try again.

weaselpuppy
1 year 7 months ago

Tigers don’t have the money to take Kemp, keep Kinsler, re-sign Miggy in 2 yrs and Max next year. I think Kinsler would be involved, but I love that deal for the Tigers…Rondon and

weaselpuppy
1 year 7 months ago

Crosby for Kemp?awesome.

Kirk Edward Gerwin
1 year 7 months ago

2011: Tiger’s don’t have money
Next Day: The Detroit Tigers sign Prince Fielder

nwh2787
1 year 7 months ago

No way Major League Baseball would approve this trade. Too many players involved.

gwell55
1 year 7 months ago

That won’t work you got the rays getting way to much for price and seattle getting nothing for top prospect plus++. Dodgers also can’t get price for giving up nothing besides Kemp who would have to give way to many Millions to Seattle. It might work in Seattle got Price & a + prospect for Franklin, Smoak and Mike Zunino.

The_Unnatural
1 year 7 months ago

So Seattle gives up Walker, Franklin, and Smoak, and they get a broken down Kemp for $21MM a year and some mediocre outfielder? Sounds like a steal.

bleedDODGERblue
1 year 7 months ago

Detroit should trade for Ethier. Would not cost as much in a trade and would platoon nicely with Rajai Davis

DerekJeterDan
1 year 7 months ago

But can you imagine a healthy 3-4 combo of Cabrera and Kemp…

Ausome7
1 year 7 months ago

Prince who?

bleedDODGERblue
1 year 7 months ago

No but I can imagine a 1-5 of Crawford, Puig, Hanley, Kemp, Gonzalez

Bill Smith
1 year 7 months ago

Sounds good assuming Crawford, Kemp and Hanley stay healthy, and Puig doesn’t get in any more legal trouble.

FromDuke2Joc
1 year 7 months ago

Speeding tickets?

drwheelock
1 year 7 months ago

No I can’t imagine that.

Erich Dobson
1 year 7 months ago

Kemp has speed… why not Kemp Cabrera?

Josh Blackfeild
1 year 7 months ago

Usted to have speed is more like it.

Erich Dobson
1 year 7 months ago

Got more speed than Cabrera. But you have a point… keep the big man in front and you might keep Kemp healthy longer

weaselpuppy
1 year 7 months ago

Ethier is owed a lot of money and his production has been pretty meh. They won’t get much if anything back for him while they are eating money…

EightMileCats
1 year 7 months ago

Either is worth almost nothing… Especially with the contract. Poor glove, poor bat against righties, below average power for his position

bleedDODGERblue
1 year 7 months ago

You must have missed the part where I said platoon him with Rajai Davis. Ethier is a plus bat against righties which most pitchers are. Add in the Dodgers kicking in money as part of the deal and any team with an OFer who hits lefties better than righties [Det-Rajai Davis] should be interested

Josh Blackfeild
1 year 7 months ago

To be fair, did you even read my comment?

Josh Blackfeild
1 year 7 months ago

That makes no sense. Either would be in the same situation he’s in now. It might even be worse. How is Detroit going to fit him in with Hunter, Jackson, Davis, and Dirks?

Brandon Fields
1 year 7 months ago

The chances of Scherzer having a cy young season again are pretty low, he has been a inconsistent pitcher his whole career so maybe the Tigers could trade him for Kemp. And then they could go out and sign Garza or something to replace him. I love Max scherzer and think hes a great pitcher but If he could land the Tigers Matt Kemp I might be ok with letting him go.

How about Austin Jackson and a few prospect from the Tigers and Dodgers to the Rays, David Price to the Dodgers and Kemp to the Tigers. I think this could help all three teams.

Josh Blackfeild
1 year 7 months ago

How do you figure his chances are “pretty low” ?

$3513744
1 year 7 months ago

he flipped a coin a thousand times. when i did it, his chances were pretty good. though my thumb is sore now.

Guest
1 year 7 months ago

I don’t think its pretty low and I love scherzer don’t get me wrong, its just look at his career. He has never been that consistent and I’m not sure if I would want to give him this huge extension if it’s not worth it. I don’t want to give up scherzer but if we could get Kemp I may do it. Scherzer is really good and will have more good years ahead of him, I just don’t think the chances of him having the cy young award type year again are very high.

DiaperRauch
1 year 7 months ago

Why do people think Matt Kemp with his contract is in any way valuable.

Erich Dobson
1 year 7 months ago

Based on the contracts dished out this offseason, and the rumor that Kemp can be had for 18 Mil a year, he is relatively cheap… Who would you rather role the dice on 6 years of Kemp at 18 Mil, 7 Years or Ellsbury at 22 Mil, 10 years of Cano at 24 Mil per, 3 Years of Beltran at 15 Mil, or 4 Years of Grandyman at 15 Mil? Kemp can be a value play.

$3513744
1 year 7 months ago

since it’s not my money, i’m taking Cano hands down.

Erich Dobson
1 year 7 months ago

Ha! I’m not knocking Cano by any means… damn good player… Just demonstrates the crazy elevation in contracts this year and the risk reward. Choo will probably sign for way more than 18 Mil per year… He may get on base a lot, but when healthy Kemp is way better than Choo. If you’re a team with several holes in your outfield with few prospects in the pipeline, Kemp can be you last shot at getting an MVP caliber player for under 22 Mil…

drwheelock
1 year 7 months ago

Dbacks got Trumbo, so they are out of the Choo race. Boras the same type of contract as Ellsbury got 7yr $153M…That’s INSANE! For this reason Texas is now out. Yanks have 6 OFers at the present, LAD has 4 OFers + an awesome top CF Prospects just waiting in the wings and ready. The big money market teams are out after the Ellsbury signing, so that “technically” should lower the price on Choo … but Boras’ will be Boras and somehow pull a rabbit out of his hat!

Erich Dobson
1 year 7 months ago

Agreed that the big money is out of play and it “should” lower the value of Choo. Also wouldn’t be surprised if Boras overplays his hand and Choo signs a big one year contract and hits next years market without as much outfield competition (unlikely but possible.) But as you said Boras is Boras and 20 Mil per over 5 years would not shock me in the least.

drwheelock
1 year 7 months ago

I’ve been hearing this week that Kemp can be had for 16M/yr with decent prospects given up…and that doesn’t mean a teams top 10 prospects either.

Erich Dobson
1 year 7 months ago

Any team who doesn’t jump on that would be stupid!!! I don’t care what prospect. The odds are way better that Kemp gets and stays healthy than it is that any prospect works out. For 16 Mil… only 1 Mil per year more than Grandy… I’m taking that risk all day in this market.

Jon Combs
1 year 7 months ago

They would likely be getting rid of Dirks instead of Jackson. Wouldn’t the Dodgers be interested in Kinsler at 2nd base to start off? Possibly Kinsler and Porcello. Tigers could then hopefully bring back Infante.

nwh2787
1 year 7 months ago

I don’t think Kinsler is going anywhere

northsfbay
1 year 7 months ago

Why would the Tigers want to trade Kinsler?

DiaperRauch
1 year 7 months ago

Nothing makes sense anymore.

Jon Combs
1 year 7 months ago

Because they’d be getting Kemp?