Monday, July 07, 2008
Report: Dodgers Pursuing Pirates' Jack Wilson
The stumbling block appears to be what the Dodgers are willing to give up in return. Two sources indicated the Pirates are having a hard determining exactly which players Los Angeles would give up in a trade.
A Dodgers source indicated that Los Angeles might be willing to deal center fielder Matt Kemp. The 23-year-old right-handed hitter, who has both power and speed, is considered a potential superstar.
Kemp is hitting .283 with seven home runs, 45 RBIs and 18 stolen bases in 82 games this season.
Either of those players is substantially better, not to mention younger and cheaper, than Jack Wilson.