Since Matt Kemp signed his eight-year, $160 million contract in November 2011, he has not been able to escape the burden of living up to it.
After being the 2011 National League MVP runner-up, Kemp has had a hard time replicating those numbers. He’s since dealt with multiple injuries that have sidelined him for lengthy periods of time and up until recently, inconsistent playing time.
Many trade rumors have risen involving the 29-year-old, who is confident he can be an everyday center fielder. Kemp’s agent, Dave Stewart, added more fuel to the fire by stating he hopes the outfielder is traded.
The team that Stewart hopes Kemp is dealt to is the Boston Red Sox. The two teams were partners in the blockbuster trade that sent Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers in 2012 and could deal with one another again.
The Dodgers are believed to be interested in Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester.
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