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Though injuries kept it from being an issue during the 2013 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers have four starting-caliber outfielders heading into 2014, with Yasiel Puig joining Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford this past year.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported back in early November that the team is willing to listen to offers for each of the three veterans, with the young and controllable Puig obviously off-limits:
The Dodgers, according to major-league sources, are listening on Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford, telling prospective suitors, “If you’re interested in one of them, make us an offer.”
The most attractive of the three would seem to be Kemp, despite the fact that he is owed $130 million through the 2019 season and is coming off of an injury-plagued 2013.
Kemp managed just 73 games this past year, hitting .270/.328/.395 with six home runs and 33 RBI. However, he's just two seasons removed from a second-place MVP finish in 2011, when he hit .324/.399/.586 and led the NL with 39 home runs and 126 RBI and also swiped 40 bases.
Still just 29, Kemp is in the prime of his career, and if he can stay healthy, he remains one of the most dynamic players in the game. The Dodgers would be crazy to sell low on him at this point, as they could wind up immediately regretting it.