Found September 30, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
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If the Los Angeles Dodgers fail to reach a deal with center fielder Matt Kemp in the offseason, he will not negotiate a new contract during the 2012 season. So says Kemp's agent, Dave Stewart, who told the Los Angeles Times that his client doesn't need such a potential distraction during the season. Kemp is arbitration-eligible for the final time as he comes off a spectacular season in which he led the National League in home runs (39) and RBIs (126). He batted .324 in a failed bid to become the first player since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win the Triple Crown. With the Dodgers in bankruptcy and owner Frank McCourt struggling to maintain control of the team, there are questions as to whether they have the resources to sign Kemp to what will be a megadeal. "This is not going to be a cheap deal; you're talking about some pretty heavy dollars," Stewart said.
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