Matter of time for Colletti and Kemp

The center fielder is shining, but his long-term stay in L.A. may not be as clear

Updated: July 30, 2011, 2:20 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Five months ago, Ned Colletti wasn't sure. No one was.

Matt Kemp was coming off a tangled, tortuous season that raised concerns for everyone in baseball about his long-term future.

Had Kemp peaked in his breakthrough 2009 season? Were his failings in 2010 one-year anomalies, or the seeds of much larger issues? Could Davey Lopes and Don Mattingly be enough to turn him around? And if they didn't, were the Dodgers better off trading him?

When Kemp showed ...

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