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MLB Trade Target: Matt Kemp

Zachary D. RymerMLB Lead WriterJune 27, 2016

If ever there was an example of how easy it is to go from being untouchable to expendable in baseball, it’s Matt Kemp.

Two years ago, Kemp was a member of baseball’s elite after finishing the 2011 season with 39 homers, 40 stolen bases and a National League-best 172 OPS+. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ response was to reward him with an eight-year contract worth $160 million.

Nowadays, the Dodgers seem almost desperate to move that contract. The suddenly oft-injured outfielder has been the subject of trade rumors all winter, and it won’t be a total shock if he ends up being dealt.

MLB lead writer Zachary D. Rymer is here to dish on Kemp’s trade candidacy, from what makes him desirable to what makes him undesirable to which teams might be trading partners for the Dodgers.

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*All contract information via Cot's Baseball Contracts.

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