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Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
Word from the Dodgers a few minutes ago is that Kemp will either be traded or released. This was a strict salary dump for the Dodgers.

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Matt Kemp is heading back to Los Angeles and the path is officially cleared for superstar prospect Ronald Acuña after the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers completed an expensive five-player blockbuster.

Los Angeles sent veteran pitchers Brandon McCarthy and Scott Kazmir, utility option Charlie Culberson, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and cash considerations to Atlanta in exchange for Kemp. The Braves immediately designated Gonzalez, who waived his no-trade clause to complete the transaction, for assignment to allow him a chance to earn significant playing time somewhere in 2018. Atlanta’s 40-man roster is now full.

The Dodgers reportedly sent $4.5 million to balance the two salary dumps.

For Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos, who was hired from Los Angeles earlier this offseason, the trade checks a variety of boxes.

By trading the $36 million still owed to Kemp through 2019 and acquiring approximately $50 million in salary due to pending free agents Gonzalez, McCarthy and Kazmir, the Braves allocated funds into one-year deals, providing the front office with more flexibility next offseason. Moving the team’s everyday left fielder also opens the door for Acuña, arguably the No. 1 prospect in baseball, to start for Atlanta as a 20-year-old next season.

Adding McCarthy and, to a lesser extent, Kazmir to the rotation mix could help the Braves’ young pitching staff as well.

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Kemp likely to be traded or released
This post was edited on 12/16 at 3:05 pm


ReauxlTide222
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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
Kemp in a blockbuster?


WestCoastAg
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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
Its 2011 all over again


L.A.
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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
I copied and pasted the Fox headline, but Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Kazmir, and Brandon McCarthy are still pretty big names so I have no issue with the headline.


YoungManOldMan
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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
The Braves are a mess


WestCoastAg
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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
The braves got rid of kemps contract in 2019 for a lot more money in 2018. It makes sense


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Jcorye1
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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
The Nick Punto trade.


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Best of luck to TD's very own


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TheRig
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The Braves are a mess
And this trade is not one of the reasons why


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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
Sean's Back!


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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
i hope we try to get Culberson back at some point.


KosmoCramer
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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
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Kemp in a blockbuster?


McCarthy makes it a blockbuster trade.


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brgfather129
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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
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Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Kazmir, and Brandon McCarthy are still pretty big names


What year is this?


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rebel of fortune
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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
Braves can play Acuna in the outfield at any time this year and all of these contracts are off the books next year. Bmac will ask to eat some innings this year. This trade for the Dodgers gets them under the luxury tax. It is a good trade for both teams.


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AlexTheGreat
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The MLBPA royally botched up the recent CBA. the luxury tax financial penalties are stiffer than ever and the loss of draft picks/draft slot going down for FA over $50 million is gonna hurt the players so much.


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L.A.
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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
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i hope we try to get Culberson back at some point.
The only name in the whole trade that I care about. He was a useful player last year.


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truthbetold
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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
How do the three extra 40-man spots impact Atlanta? How many do they have left? Deep farm, would expect a bunch of big leaguers cut this year as the kids roll onto the big league roster throughout the season.


Pilot Tiger
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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
BMAC IS A BRAVE

IM SO HAPPY


BS
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re: Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
Bryce Harper a Dodger come the 2019 season???


L.A.
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Bryce Harper a Dodger come the 2019 season???
I'd say the Dodgers are the odds-on favorites.


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