Source: Every Team Wants Matt Kemp


He’s going to the…

Orioles, now, and for at least seven years:

Red Sox and for at least eight years:

Yankees, December, 2008:

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers and Yankees have resumed their discussions about second baseman Robinson Cano at the Meetings. The Dodgers also like Melky Cabrera, while the Yankees hope to get Matt Kemp and pitching from L.A.

Blue Jays, January 2007:

According to Ken Rosenthal’s latest column, the Blue Jays wanted either Brett Myers or Chad Billingsley plus Matt Kemp or Jonathan Broxton in return for right fielder Alex Rios.

White Sox, July 2007:

Dylan Hernandez and Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times reported this morning on discussions between the Dodgers and White Sox about Buehrle.  The Sox want outfielder Matt Kemp in a trade.

Indians, July 2014:

Three other American League teams – the Indians, Mariners and Rangers – also have called on Kemp, but none made an actual proposal, sources say.


Twins, September 2007:

In his chat yesterday afternoon, Jonah Keri of Page 2 confirmed the Johan Santana for Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershawrumor that’s been generating a lot of buzz here at MLBTR


Mariners, endlessly:

Phillies, July 2008:

The Phillies inquired on some interesting hitters: Matt Holliday, Xavier Nady, and Matt Kemp.

Marlins, November 2007:

Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post says the Dodgers and Angels are leading the pack in the Miguel Cabrera derby.  Four other clubs are said to be in the mix.  The Marlins will continue to field offers and hope to trade Cabrera at the Winter Meetings in a few weeks. The Dodgers are being asked to pony up four of Chad Billingsley, Clayton Kershaw, Andy LaRoche, James Loney, and Matt Kemp. Capozzi suggests the Dodgers would probably only include one of the pitchers. Even so, a Kershaw/LaRoche/Loney/Kemp package is insane for one player.

Nationals, December 2010:

If Matt Kemp becomes available this winter, the Nationals would be interested in targeting him in a trade, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. Dodgers GM Ned Collettisaid a week ago that he wasn’t shopping or looking to move Kemp, but that he’d listen to any trade offers that came his way.

Reds, December 2013:

The Dodgers and Reds “briefly spoke about” swapping the two All-Stars (Kemp and Phillips) earlier this winter, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, but the Dodgers didn’t have much interest.

Pirates, July 2008:

John Perrotto of the Beaver County Times wrote an article Sunday concerning the Dodgers’ pursuit of Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson.  Wilson, 30, is hitting .306/.348/.361 in 160 plate appearances this year.  He’s under contract next year for $7.25MM with an $8.4MM club option for ’10.  Wilson can block trades to six teams. Perrotto wrote that Wilson is the Dodgers’ primary trade target.  He says “a Dodgers source indicated that Los Angeles might be willing to deal center fielder Matt Kemp.”  A Kemp acquisition would create a logjam until the Pirates are able to move Jason Bay or Xavier Nady.

Brewers, December 2007:

The Milwaukee Brewers are talking to the Los Angeles Dodgers about a deal that would send starter Ben Sheets and outfielder Bill Hall to Los Angeles for outfielders Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier, according to a high-ranking L.A. official.


Mystery team!

To the minors, apparently!


Kemp’s been on his way out the door for nearly a decade. He’s still here. He’ll still be a Dodger, right up until the moment he’s not.

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