It looks like the Dodgers are about to make Matt Kemp a very rich man.
Matt Kemp is on the verge of signing a long-term deal with the Dodgers that would be the largest contract in team history. Multiple reports have pegged the deal at eight years and $160 million.
The Dodgers are scheduled to unveil a new Dream Field this afternoon in Compton and Kemp, who was not originally scheduled to attend, has been added to the ceremony, where the contract could be announced.
Kemp posted numbers worthy of that level of pay in two of his last three years. He will play 2012 as a 27-year-old, so he is still in his peak years. The Dodgers are doing well to lock up a great player long-term.
I take it this also means that management believes the sale of the team will bring the Dodgers back to the money making machine they once were.