The Dodgers have four high-priced outfielders and could be trading one of them during the off-season. Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, and Carl Crawford are all on the trading block, but it remains unclear whether the Dodgers will move one of them, especially since all three have struggled to remain healthy.
The Rangers have inquired about possibly trading for Matt Kemp, but have their own concerns with Kemp’s health and the money still owed on his contract. During talks, the Dodgers revealed they’re fond of shortstop Elvis Andrus, the 25 year old who is known for his defense and speed on the base paths. Andrus has a lot of money left on his contract as well as he’s owed over $100 million in the next seven years.
While this is just an inquiry by the Rangers, this trade would address a need for both teams. The Dodgers are said to be looking to acquire a shortstop via trade and the Rangers need an outfielder. A trade is difficult since Kemp is coming off ankle and shoulder surgeries, but should be 100 percent by spring training.
If the the Dodgers keep Kemp, the hope is he returns to MVP form and when healthy Kemp is one of the better players in baseball. Hopefully he gets to prove that again in Dodger Blue next season.
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