Originally posted on Dodgers Digest  |  Last updated 7/28/14
The Dodgers don’t play today. The trade deadline is on Thursday. You’re damned right we’re going to talk about Matt Kemp. More than once, actually, because Brim will be around later today with a math-based look at whether Kemp is still a productive offensive player. (Spoiler alert: he is.) Me, well, I just want to talk about the idea of trading Kemp at all. I suppose I’m forced to start with the hilarious business from this weekend that the Red Sox were “considering” a Jon Lester for Kemp trade, which is laughable on its face. Lester, you may have noticed, is not only one of the best pitchers in baseball, he’s probably the best starting pitcher available at the deadline now that David Price seems like he might stay put in Tampa, and I say “available” knowing that the Sox might just hang on to Lester and try to resign him after the year. I still believe that Boston makes for a very good trade partner with the Dodgers, as I said a few weeks ago, but not like this. Red Sox fans nearly ...
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