The Dodgers are unwilling to trade top OF prospect Joc Pederson, even in a deal for Rays LHP David Price (Jayson Stark, July 24).
Naturally, Pederson, 22, is a player some Mets fans point to as an ideal trade target in an effort to improve Sandy Alderson‘s offense.
Instead, the Dodgers may be shopping OF Matt Kemp, who is due $118 million through 2019 (Gordon Edes, July 27).
So far, five teams, including the Mariners, have shown interest in acquiring Kemp (Jon Heyman, July 26).
There had been rumors this past weekend pointing to a possible Red Sox-Dodgers deal involving Kemp and Jon Lester, but subsequent reports shot it down (MLB Trade Rumors, July 27).