Matt Kemp does not want to be traded, according to his agent, Dave Stewart. But Stewart said Kemp understands why the Los Angeles Dodgers could move him, and that his preference — if it happens — would be to join a winning team. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti has said he is open to trading one of its outfielders but is not shopping any of them. Yasiel Puig is highly unlikely to be moved. Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford are more realistic targets, Kemp perhaps the most realistic of all. The Seattle Mariners have expressed interest in Kemp, according to sources who spoke with FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. The Texas Rangers also inquired about Kemp at the recent general managers’ meetings, sources said, but the talks failed to gain traction due to the Rangers’ concerns about Kemp’s health and the remaining six years and $128 million on his contract. Stewart, a former major league pitcher, said he has discussed the possibility of a trade with Kemp. “Nobody wants to have their name thrown around with all the different teams,” Stewart said. “In our conversations, what we’ve come to is that if it does happen, the only thing we can hope for is that he goes to a team with an opportunity to win. That’s first and foremost, if it does happen. “He understands the nature of the game. It just goes with the territory. (The Dodgers) have a surplus of outfielders. He’s not saying this, but I am: Out of the four guys, the one who has more value, especially if he comes back the way he thinks he will, is Matt.
Rosenthal: Dodgers' Kemp doesn't want trade but accepts it's possible
Fox Sports | Nov 22