re: MLB: FUCK A'S
He's still owed $125+ million, and the contract goes through 2019. Now, he doesn't quite scream "toxic asset" the way Ethier does, but any deal for him would still have to come with the Dodgers paying a hefty, hefty percentage of the remaining years, I would have to think. We're talking A-Rod-from-Texas percentages... And, quite frankly, any team that takes Kemp on has to be wondering what they're getting. A-Rod still had several MVP-esque seasons left in him when the Yankees finally grabbed him. Kemp looks like a guy who needs to more or less sit this season out and physically recuperate: those hamstring and labrum injuries he suffered last year are no joke. But then you're still talking about a guy who's a year away from turning 30 years old when you have him if you're another team.
As a Giants fan, a couple of years ago, pre-massive contract deal, I looked at Kemp with envious eyes but now? I'd want no part of him, and I'm struggling to think of any team that would go hog wild in trying to land him. Changes of scenery can help a player, psychologically, but... yeah. A tough sell to say the least.