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I've always believed that either Matt Kemp or Andre Ethier would no longer be wearing Dodger blue by the start of the 2012 season. Before this season, I would have guessed Matt Kemp was the more likely of the two to be moved.
With an MVP-type performance put on display by Kemp this season, the tables may have turned on Ethier in Los Angeles.
Kemp has finally lived up to the five-tool billing he was given while working his way through the Dodgers' organization, although fans had only seen it in glimpses over the last five years.
Both players have one more year of arbitration eligibility before hitting the open market in 2013, and although GM Ned Colletti may want to lock up both to long-term deals, that notion seems very unrealistic considering the state of the club's finances.
There is a good chance one of the two will be shipped away this winter, but which one it will be is dependent on various reasons the organization will have to consider this winter.
My guess is that the team will choose to build their lineup around Kemp, but in this business you just never know.
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