Dodgers Roster: Much Ado About Matt Kemp

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So here we still stand, Dodger fans. Heading into the middle of January, not many notable additions to the team have been made, and Matt Kemp is still on the team.

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Better 25-Man Roster Option: Matt Kemp or Rob Segedin?

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If you haven’t yet taken a moment to ponder the impending 25-man roster for the Dodgers in 2018, you may be a bit surprised when you do. Sure, there’s still plenty of time for the entire squad to change its complexion, but when considering players like Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon McCarthyGrant Dayton and Brandon Morrow are gone, in addition to Chase Utley, Andre Ethier and Tony Watson being very unlikely to return, there’s certainly some doors open on the 25-man to a few faces who didn’t see much big league action last season.

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What if the Dodgers Decide to Keep Matt Kemp?

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In case you haven’t noticed, baseball has changed a lot over the past 25 years.

Analytics have become the driving force of team management, with the ever-evolving Statcast superseding some of the most popular sabermetric tools. And for the common fans with access to computers or smartphones, a simple keystroke allows them to instantly discover when a player is about to be traded, if that player is having an extramarital affair, or even when he is napping in the clubhouse.

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More Thoughts on the Matt Kemp Trade

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Just when you think the Dodgers aren’t going to make a deal at all during the winter, they go and make a colossal trade, albeit not what anyone would ever be expecting.

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Dodgers Acquire Matt Kemp from Braves

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For all the fans who have been patiently waiting, the Dodgers have finally made their grand splash of the winter, acquiring outfielder Matt Kemp from the Braves on Saturday afternoon in exchange for Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon McCarthy, Scott Kazmir, Charlie Culberson and cash.

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