...but here we are, getting all worked up about a figment of Jon Heyman's imagination. From "New stadium, new look: Next year's Yanks will be very different" at SI.com:
Might Robinson Cano be traded? He appears to be not only the biggest headache for Girardi but also the Yankees' best trade commodity. Folks around the team suggest Cano's old manager, Joe Torre, has a strong interest for the Dodgers. A Cano-for-Kemp trade would be intriguing, and one AL official said he believes the Dodgers might consider moving Kemp (though it isn't known whether they'd entertain that very trade idea).
This is almost as bad as the Varitek-to-the-Dodgers rumor Peter Gammons inexplicably started a few weeks back. Just a quick comparison of some career stats:
Both players purportedly have attitude issues, but Kemp is younger and has more upside, especially in his power numbers. Keep Kemp.