Monday, July 28, 2014

On Keeping Kemp

Lots of rumors swirling about Matt Kemp being traded, potentially to the Red Sox. However, Mark Saxon tries to quell the noise:

The only impetus for trading Matt Kemp at the moment is to free up whatever money the Dodgers could and to alleviate whatever rift exists between him and the coaching staff. The outfield situation is as good as it has been all season. Kemp has looked comfortable playing right field, his original position, and he has been productive at the plate. In his past 16 games, he is batting .370. He's now batting .277 on the season with an above-average .775 OPS.

I for one am in favor of keeping Kemp this year.