The Matt Kemp-to-the-Padres trade is not yet official. Why? The results of the physical have not yet been approved or rubberstamped or whatever one does with the results of physicals:
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014
The chatter on this started a bit ago when Will Carroll of Bleacher Report tweeted this:
Rumors of a failed physical blowing up the Kemp deal to the Padres are starting to get louder.
— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) December 17, 2014
Others are saying that the Padres are optimistic that things are fine and want the deal to be done.
If, however, it’s not done for some reason, it could create a mess. Not only undoing the Matt Kemp trade, but also impacting the Jimmy Rollins deal too. Why? Because multiple reports have indicated that Zach Eflin, one of the prospects headed to Los Angeles in the Kemp deal, will then be traded to Philadelphia in the package that completes the Rollins deal.
So, we wait.