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Matt Kemp (LF,CF,RF)

San Diego Padres

By Stan Son, Padres Correspondent, Fri, Dec 19th 1:55am EST

After some shenanigans, where the medical report of Kemp's physical was leaked to the public, the blockbuster trade between the Dodgers and Padres was officially consummated Thursday night. (Source: Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Dodgers will receive Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. The Padres get Matt Kemp and Tim Federowicz. Zach Eflin will be sent to the Phillies in exchange for Jimmy Rollins. Andrew Friedman continues to transform the Dodgers to fit his vision: OBP on offense and pitching and defense.

By Stan Son, Padres Correspondent, Thu, Dec 18th 2:00pm EST

A physical revealed that Matt Kemp has severe arthritis in both hips. USA TODAY was told by a person familiar with the diagnosis but spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to discuss the medical issue. The Padres are now trying to decide how to proceed on the blockbuster trade that was agreed to a week ago. Today is the deadline to complete the deal. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This news affects many players and teams. If the trade does not go through, then the Dodgers would have to re-work the Jimmy Rollins deal because Zach Eflin was included in the package to Philadelphia. It could also affect last night's Will Myers deal. The Padres were slated to receive C Ryan Hanigan from the Rays. If Yasmani Grandal was to stay, it's likely that they would not want Hanigan.

By Stan Son, Padres Correspondent, Thu, Dec 11th 11:52am EST

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres have agreed to trade OF Matt Kemp and C Tim Federowic for C Yasmani Grandal, P Joe Wieland, and P Zach Eflin. The Dodgers will pay $32 million of the remaining $102 million left on Kemp's salary. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Last year, Kemp hit .287/.346/.506 with 25 HRs and 89 RBIs. It was a bounce back year after two injury-riddled seasons. The days of 30/30 are over for Kemp, as he doesn't project to steal too many bases now, but he still possesses power. If healthy, a .280 20 HR 70 RBI season should be attainable. Yasmani Grandal is a switch hitting catcher who possesses power and the ability to take a walk. One reason why Andrew Friedman traded for him was because he is one of the best catchers at framing pitches, according to Fangraphs. Think Jose Molina all those years in Tampa Bay. Grandal is only 26 so his peak power years could be ahead. Last year he hit: .245/.350/.412 with 15 HRs and 49 RBIs in 128 games.

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