Matt Kemp

With Skip Schumaker and Nick Punto already gone, the Dodgers’ top priorities this off-season are re-signing Juan Uribe and Brian Wilson. While GM Ned Colletti has spoken to both players’ representatives recently, several teams are beginning to gain interest in the Dodgers’ free agents as well as trading for centerfielder Matt Kemp.

While Colletti has maintained that they aren’t shopping their four outfielders, numerous teams have inquired about Kemp. Although there are still six years and $130 million left on his contract, the Boston Red Sox are reportedly interested as they’re set to lose Jacoby Ellsburgy via free agency. Despite dealing with numerous injuries, many teams believe Kemp can still play at a high level.

After undergoing Tommy John surgery, the Dodgers were the only team to take a chance on Brian Wilson. In 18 games, Wilson was 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA and now numerous teams have expressed interest. Along with the Detroit Tigers, the Seattle Mariners are reportedly interested and both teams have openings at closer. While Wilson is interested in returning to Los Angeles, he would only serve as the set-up man for Kenley Jansen.

With the Dodgers looking to re-sign Wilson and keep Kemp, Andre Ethier is likely the player who will get traded this off-season due to his reasonable contract.

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Dan Duangdao was a contributing writer for Dodgers Nation. Follow him on Twitter @DanDuangdao

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