Matt Kemp trade to Padres “has legs”


From Jon Heyman’s latest at …

SAN DIEGO — The Padres and Dodgers continue to work on a potential Matt Kemp blockbuster, and there appears to be some progress.

“It has legs,” said someone familiar with the talks, which have been going on for weeks.

The Dodgers are known to have their eyes on Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, but Los Angeles wants at least one other piece. Young pitchers Joe Ross and Zach Eflin have been floated as possibilities. Matt Wisler is doubtful to be included.

Kemp is owed a bunch of money ($21.5 million annually) through 2019 and he is not a good defensive outfielder, but the 30-year-old batted .309/.365/.606 in the second half of the 2014 campaign. San Diego has been desperately trying to add offense this winter after scoring an MLB-low 535 runs this past season.