With the trade deadline fast approaching and several teams beginning to drop out of playoff contention, it is very likely that some big players will be changing hands.
Although Manny Ramirez seems to be the biggest reason for this, considering the organization still owes him $21 million, it still increases the chances that a player of Kemp's caliber will be departing.
In addition, the Los Angeles Dodgers have currently fallen to fourth place in the National League West and may be starting to realize their inability to remain competitive with the likes of the San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Matt Kemp is, by far, their most valuable asset and one of the most impressive players in the league, especially considering he's just 26 years old. He's currently having an unbelievable year—batting .336, slugging .636, .422 OBP, 22 home runs, 62 RBI, and 21 stolen bases.
The Dodgers could, essentially, get any player in the league in return for those kinds of numbers. He's amongst the league leaders in every offensive category. The only player putting up similar numbers this season is Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays.