There are rumors out there that Santana is next to go, within a day or two. Cool. Good for DiPoto.
I'm going to make a wild trade proposal, one involving Mitch Haniger, our stud hoss.
The Dodgers want out of Kemp's one year, $21M contract. I say buy him with Haniger.
Now, don't spill your coffee on the keyboard.....there are other pieces to include, as well.
I want 22-year old Dodger OF, Alex Verdugo, a unanimous Top 50 guy. He's destroyed every league he's been in and was even decently successful in a cup of MLB tea last season. He hits for average, walks a bunch and can pick it in CF. I also want 22-year old lefty Caleb Ferguson, a guy who has been labeled a 'sleeper" but has really blossomed. He's been on a fast track (hit La La Land last season), and has been successful everywhere.
We give the Dodgers Haniger, get the two young guys and Kemp's $21M price tag. Keep Kemp for a year, he's a solid lockerroom citizen, and get the two-fer-one for Haniger.
Maybe we throw in a Dom Thompson-Williams, or something like that. Maybe they add another piece. The Dodgers have a very cool 19-year old AA Catcher in Keibert Ruiz, for example. But Verdugo is going to be a hitter and is poised for a '19 plug in and it looks like Ferguson is rotation ready right now.
Two long-term assets, maybe three, for 4 years of Haniger.