Matt Kemp: Bill Plaschke, T.J. Simers discuss paying the price
Matt Kemp finished the season with 39 home runs, 126 runs batted in and a very strong bid for the National League MVP.
After next season, he's up for free agency.
In a recent column, Bill Plaschke argued that the Dodgers must make Kemp the highest-paid player in franchise history in the next six months or he could jump ship. T.J. Simers called him the "Dodgers great hope ... for better days ahead."
But can a bankrupt team afford to pay the price for Kemp? And even if they can, should they make a roster change considering that the Dodgers were barely a .500 team (82-79) that missed postseason play?
Simers and Plaschke discuss the topic in their new video series, L.A. Loud, moderated by Times sports reporter Melissa Rohlin.
-- Melissa Rohlin