"I definitely do think so," the outfielder said when asked whether the Dodgers have what it takes to win a championship, per TMZ Sports. "We've got a good team and we've been playing good baseball."
As if it wasn't clear during the All-Star Game, Kemp was very excited about the trade news.
"Great baseball player, friend of mine," he said of Machado. "I think the city of Los Angeles is really excited at the moment."
Fellow Dodgers Justin Turner and Alex Wood also showed their excitement about the acquisition:
Machado, a four-time All-Star, is in the midst of his best career season with 24 home runs, 65 RBI and a .315 batting average. His addition turns a Dodgers squad that had a narrow lead in the National League West into a legitimate threat to win it all.
According to OddsShark, Los Angeles now has the fourth-best odds to win the World Series.
After coming one game away from a title last season, the Dodgers are looking forward to potentially winning their first title since 1988.