The Dodgers front office shocked the baseball world when they traded away three of their most cumbersome contracts, along with Charlie Culberson, in exchange for Matt Kemp.
The goal was clear in that the team wanted to free salary to bring them below the luxury tax for the first time in years. In doing so, Kemp was the name that they would get back and, at the time, Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi had no intention of keeping the former Dodger super-star.
Almost two weeks after that trade was made, Kemp is still on the Dodgers’ roster and with the way things have shaped up so far, he will not be moving anytime soon. The trade market for Kemp is predictably small if not non-existent but it remains that the Dodgers would like to trade him.
Whether a trade is in the cards or not, the Dodgers really have three options when dealing with Matt Kemp and they are as follows: trade, DFA, or just keep him. All three of these choices have their pros and cons and I will be closely examining each of the three.