The Dodgers have spent over $80 million so far this off-season, and in a city like LA, they can't afford to bring second rate talent to the plate in 2011.
It's been a rumor for years, but once again, Matt Kemp has been a subject of trade rumors. He's only 25 years old, and with his contract taking him through the 2012 season, only the perfect trade would be a viable option.
Chad Billingsley was a trade topic in the summer, and with back-to-back seasons with a 12-11 record, Billingsley is certainly not immune from a deal that would net the Dodgers some talent.
But, however the deal could go down, the Dodgers would like to replace the 750 career strikeouts that Chad has notched in Los Angeles.