Padres have discussed Kemp trade with Dodgers
The Padres have reportedly had discussions with the Dodgers regarding Matt Kemp, though there is no deal close nor have they made any progress recently, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
San Diego is leaving no stone unturned this offseason as it attempts to upgrade its offense after a disappointing year at the plate in 2014. The Padres are one of at least four teams with an offer still on the table for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, but after missing out on Pablo Sandoval earlier this week, the club has turned its focus largely toward the trade market.
Along with their interest in Kemp, the Padres have also been linked to the Red Sox and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, as well as the Reds and outfielder Jay Bruce. Other rumors in recent weeks have also tied the Padres to potential trade targets such as Justin Upton, Evan Gattis, Michael Saunders, Dexter Fowler and Allen Craig, among others.
Again, the talks with the Dodgers don’t seem to be anything serious at this point, but they serve as yet another reminder that the Padres certainly are intent on adding a power bat to the middle of their order this offseason.
— Paul Casella