So, apparently we’re sweating the Matt Kemp physical now

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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:

The chatter on this started a bit ago when Will Carroll of Bleacher Report tweeted this:

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.