PHOENIX – Matt Kemp signed an eight-year, $160-million contract with the Dodgers over the winter. That figure seemed like a pittance compared with the $2.15 billion a group led by Magic Johnson agreed to pay for the team.
"I feel broke," Kemp said. "I thought what I got was pretty good money, but what they have is ... wow ... two billion is a lot of money, man, it’s a lot of dough."
A standout high school basketball player, Kemp was visibly excited by news that Johnson would be part of the next ownership group.
"If you look at past interviews, Magic always said that the Dodgers used to be the team that was running L.A.," Kemp said. "Now, it’s the Lakers. I think he knows how important the Dodgers are to L.A. I think they’ll do everything it takes to get us back to where we need to be and put everything there needs to be in place."