Friday December 12th, 2014

The Dodgers traded former All-Star Matt Kemp to the Padres on Thursday. It was a big move, and plenty of analysis on the deal soon came in from plenty of respected sources.

But forget all of that. Now the most important opinion leader in the Los Angeles area has weighed in on the trade:

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Kemp is more outgoing than most players, but he's never come close to Young's level of gregariousness (nobody has).

And considering the Dodgers have players such as Clayton Kershaw, who's in the midst of one of the most dominating multi-year runs for a pitcher in memory, and Yasiel Puig, who captivates fans and observers every night, it's hard to believe anyone else shares Young's belief that Kemp was the face of the team.

But if we've learned one thing over the years, it's that you should never question "Swaggy P."

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Young also on Thursday boasted about how Kobe Bryant couldn't stop him one-on-one. Of course, Young said his dominance occurred during the part of practice that wasn't open to the media, which seems awfully convenient.

Ben Estes

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