Multiple baseball sources said Sunday that the Dodgers and Pirates are in serious talks about a trade that would ship Wilson west. Wilson, who grew up and lives in the Los Angeles area, has the longest-running tenure of any Pirates player at the major-league level as he made his debut in 2001...
The stumbling block appears to be what the Dodgers are willing to give up in return. Two sources indicated the Pirates are having a hard determining exactly which players Los Angeles would give up in a trade.
A Dodgers source indicated that Los Angeles might be willing to deal center fielder Matt Kemp. The 23-year-old right-handed hitter, who has both power and speed, is considered a potential superstar...
If the Pirates are unable to pry Kemp away, they are also said to be willing to consider a deal in which they would acquire a pair of prospects: right-hander James McDonald and shortstop Chin-Lung Hu.
Get Kemp! Get Kemp! "Potential superstar" is right. We already recently discussed this rumor here, and I'd just assumed it wouldn't be possible to get Kemp for Wilson. It still might not be--this is still just a rumor--but if it is, wow. Then again, maybe the Dodgers source was suggesting the team would be willing to include Kemp only if the Pirates included other players. I don't know. What I do know is that McDonald and Hu isn't a bad package for Wilson, and
Kemp>>>>>>>>>>McDonald and Hu
By the way, if anyone is confused about Perrotto's "hard [time] determining exactly which players Los Angeles would give up in a trade" comment, this article from Buster Olney may explain it:
The Dodgers have frustrated other teams with their style of deal-making, which presents a constantly moving target and makes it unclear to other teams who, among the Dodgers' prospects, is actually available.