Shopping in LA: Matt Kemp or Mark Trumbo?

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Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

About a week ago there were some reports coming out of Los Angeles that the Dodgers were willing to part ways with some pretty big name players. Ken Rosenthal seems to think that there is a market for Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford to be shopped around this winter. And with good reason, Yasiel Puig had a gigantic year for the Dodgers and seems to have stamped his ticket the same way Mike Trout did across the street for the Angels.

The Dodgers made a lot of waves in 2013 by pumping up anticipation, tripping over the starting line, and then putting together a miracle second-half of the season to win the NL-West. The emergence of Puig stimulated some extra excitement, and the Dodgers showed that throwing money at a team can sometimes work in your favor.

While the Mariners don’t have the same amount of cash to throw around, but there is still the possibility of one or two big signings to come. There’s plenty of talent in the Sunshine State, if the M’s are willing to pay for it.

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Topics: Mark Trumbo, Matt Kemp, Seattle Mariners

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  • maqman

    Kemp’s ankle surgery was not simple, it involved microfracture of his weight bearing talus bone. It’s not inconceivable that he may never be able to play again. He won’t be healed in time for spring training but might by the time the season starts. He’s very unlikely to repeat his 2011 numbers again in what’s left of his career. Trumbo is pretty much a one dimensional player who will be very expensive talent wise for the M;s.

  • johnrhee

    Mark Trumbo or David Freese and player or two going to the Royals for Billy Butler would make sense since Butler can also play first base to give Pujos a day off while playing DH.