Nice to see the Dodgers back in business. But why stop with Matt Kemp?
I said it once and I'll say it again: The Dodgers should pursue Prince Fielder, one of the two big first basemen on the free-agent market along with Albert Pujols.
I know the team is in bankruptcy. I know it is in the process of being sold. I know Frank McCourt, gentleman that he is, might not want saddle the next owner with a burdensome contract.
But let's play this out logically.
The Dodgers reached agreement with Kemp on an eight-year, $160 million deal Monday knowing that securing him long-term would only raise the value of the club.
Well, guess what?
Kemp is 27. Fielder is 27. Kemp bats right, Fielder left. Put them together in the same lineup and what? The Dodgers are going to be worth less?
I seriously doubt even the stingiest bankruptcy-court judge would disagree.
The Dodgers' deal with Kemp is the first sign that the dark days of the McCourt era are over, and that the sun is finally about to rise...