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Matt Kemp

Looking at a possible trade target, in the OF.

 

There have been rumblings that the Dodgers may make Matt Kemp available this winter.  Kemp has been a star in CF for the Dodgers, most especially in 2009 when he posted this line:  

.297 .352 .490 .842

124

and was in the running for the MVP award.  he has consistently being a 3-WAR player for his career.  This was also true last year when his slash line slumped: 

.249 .310 .450 .760 107

but he still posted 2.3 WAR.  That slash line slump has led the Dodgers to be unhappy with him, and they look ready to sell low.

 

Pros: Young talented hitter with power, OBP (apart from last year) and plus defense.  Outfield of Cutch Tabata and Kemp would be very very good.  Even in down year, valuable player; will be 26 and 27 in 2011-12, so major career year possibilities.  No Doumit/GFJ/Scrappy/Moss in RF

Cons: possible high price tag.  Only two years until FA.  WIll earn 7 mil next year, possibly 10 mil + in 2010.  Not a pitcher :)

 

What would it take to get Kemp?  Would he be worth the price?

Discuss.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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