Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the Los Angeles Dodgers are in "serious discussions" to extend center fielder Matt Kemp. He is saying that his sources tell him that the deal would be for eight years and $160 million overall in the deal.
Kemp hit .324 this past season with an OBP of .399 in 161 games and over 602 at bats with the Dodgers. Kemp was scheduled to become a free agent next off season. Kemp is a serious National League MVP candidate for the season he had in 2011.
Kemp also stole 40 bases last season and was caught only 11 times. It is easy to say that he is a five tool player, and a player that the Dodgers had to lock up, especially with their financial troubles and troubles overall in the past year and a half.
Kemp's OPS last season was at .986 and his slugging percentage at .586, some of the top numbers in the league.