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Mariners Interested In Kemp, Desperation

So the GM winter meetings are going on right now as we speak which is where all of the GM’s meet and discuss potential trades and free agent acquisitions, and it’s all been so, so……boring. Although there has been a few noteworthy happenings despite the meetings being about as exciting as watching paint dry.

It seems the Mariners are interested in outfielder Matt Kemp for some reason. Apparently the Mariners believe they have a time machine that travels back to 2011 before Kemp became the injury riddled doctor’s dream he is now. Jon Morosi’s tweet really clears things up with “Mariners interested in Kemp. Dodgers say Kemp is available”. Hmmm what analysis. So Baseball players are available, you don’t say? Morosi’s next tweet also confirmed that the Mariners are also interested in Baseball players, and the Dodgers have Baseball players, the last time I checked. Interesting times, very interesting, isn’t it?

I can only assume that the Mariners are desperate after over like a decade of losing. So they’re willing to take a chance on Kemp who has been riddled with injuries over the last two seasons. He played in just 106 games in 2012, and 73 games in 2013. Kemp batted .270 with six home runs and 33 runs driven in last season, as he battled a myriad of injuries. Such as his back, his shoulder, his hamstring, and his ankle. I’m not sure Kemp has any more body parts left to injure, but I shouldn’t speak too soon. As soon as I say that Kemp will go on the disabled list with a sprained funny bone. Imagine that board game operation, that’s Matt Kemp’s body. Of course the Dodgers have the surplus of outfielders, as we hear almost every hour, and blah blah blah, Yasiel Puig, blah blah blah.

Maybe the Dodgers can con the Mariners into giving us Seager’s brother? Would you do a Kemp for Seager trade, straight-up? I would think about it. Kemp is still owed a lot of money, and signed through 2019. An infield with Seager’s brother, Hanley Ramirez, Alexander Guerrero, and Adrian Gonzalez sounds delicious. The Mariners also have a lot of other good prospects in their system. The idea is tempting.

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Tags: Kyle Seager Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp

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