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Padres "most likely destination" for Matt Kemp

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If you're a huge Matt Kemp fan, which I know you are, then you're going to love this news.  He's likely to end up a San Diego Padre.  Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal is considered the main trade chip in this probable move along with another unnamed player.  The deal is starting to take shape as the Winter Meetings kick-off.  It's only a matter of time before huge Matt Kemp banners are draped over Petco Park.

The Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders thinks it'd be even better if they kept Grandal and send the Dodgers pitcher Matt Wisler and one-time can't miss prospect Austin Hedges.

Kemp to the Padres? Sounds good |

Better yet, find a way to do it while keeping Yasmani Grandal because pairing his re-emerging power in the middle of a lineup with Kemp is enticing.

Maybe it costs Austin Hedges. Fine. Matt Wisler, too? OK, tell the Dodgers to keep most of their money if it means you can keep the current rotation together.

I'd hate to lose Hedges because I feel like I've invested so much hope in him and even though the hype has dropped off dramatically, I just can't let go.  Not yet.