Regardless of unsure potential, Matt Kemp grateful for next likelihood with Dodgers

However the Dodgers did not obtain Kemp with the intention of actively playing him in left field. His price arose from his deal. In return for Kemp, the Dodgers despatched a 4-player bundle that included Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy to Atlanta. The trade reset the Dodgers&#8217 luxury-tax payroll, and will enable them to continue being below the $ 197-million threshold in 2018, indicating they can go after totally free agents like Clayton Kershaw, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado following winter with better liberty.