JAWS and the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot: Jeff
Sports IllustratedJAWS and the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot: Jeff KentSports IllustratedLate in the year, as the Dodgers' playoff hopes slipped away, he made waves by criticizing the professionalism of some of the team's young players, particularly Matt Kemp. Kent mulled retirement but returned for 2008, then hit just .280/.327/.418 with ...
Posted on 14 December 2016 | 8:51 am
The 'winners' of the 2015-16 baseball
The Comeback (blog)The 'winners' of the 2015-16 baseball offseason weren't who analysts thought they'd beThe Comeback (blog)Or when the Padres added Justin Upton, Wil Myers, James Shields, Matt Kemp and Craig Kimbrel to become playoff contenders? With that in mind, we thought we'd look back at last year's hot stove season and see how the analysis looks with a year's worth ...
Posted on 14 December 2016 | 8:07 am
Braves rebuild looks a lot like it did in
Talking ChopBraves rebuild looks a lot like it did in 1990Talking ChopIf that way of thinking sounds familiar, it's because the current Braves have employed the exact same strategy with veterans like Nick Markakis, Matt Kemp, and previously A.J. Pierzynski. It can be a sound strategy, as it minimizes the risks associated ...and more »
Posted on 14 December 2016 | 7:04 am
San Diego Padres: Embracing the Tank and the
Friars on BaseSan Diego Padres: Embracing the Tank and the RebuildFriars on BaseThere is no doubt that the San Diego Padres have a long way to go. But despite this, fans can get excited about the youth that will be on display in 2017. After briefly trying to create a winning team on the fly, the San Diego Padres have re-set the ...
Posted on 14 December 2016 | 3:08 am
Jorge Soler - AccuScore
Jorge SolerAccuScoreI don't want to draft Matt Holliday. I don't even really like the move to New York too much, but he's not a pure-pull hitter, so maybe he can take advantage of the short porch in right … It's like the Mets decided already that Michael Conforto is ...
Posted on 8 December 2016 | 2:03 pm
San Diego Padres' Matt Kemp is out at third as Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb applies the tag during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 13, 2015, in San Diego. Kemp was trying to go from first to third on a single by Justin Upton.
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 11:40 pm
Pitchers rule early, shutouts pile up all
© AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi San Diego Padres' Matt Kemp tosses his bat after striking out to end the eighth inning in the Padres' 1-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants in 12 innings in a baseball game Thursday, April 9, 2015, in San Diego.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 8:23 am
(AP) -- - It's been a long time since San Diego Padres fans had this many reasons to be optimistic. Matt Kemp is hitting third, Justin Upton is batting cleanup and Craig Kimbrel is closing. The Padres play their home opener Thursday afternoon, when Ian Kennedy is scheduled to start against Tim Hudson and the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants. Fans got a sneak preview last ...
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 6:53 am
Kemp, Kennedy lead new-look Padres in home
It's been a long time since San Diego Padres fans had this many reasons to be optimistic. Matt Kemp is hitting third, Justin Upton is batting cleanup and Craig Kimbrel is closing. The Padres play their home opener Thursday afternoon, when Ian Kennedy is scheduled to start against Tim Hudson and the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants. Fans got a sneak preview last Saturday ...
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 5:25 pm
Matt Kemp's return to Dodger Stadium is
LOS ANGELES – For the first time, Matt Kemp strolled to the batter’s box at Dodger Stadium from the first-base side Monday. For what might be the last time, he was cheered. The sellout opening day crowd provided their departed star a sizable...
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 9:14 pm
Who was the Series MVP against the
In the last series against the Cardinals, Travis Jankowski made his ML debut and captured the Series MVP with 36% of the vote over Matt Kemp's 32%. This series though? Not as spectacular for the players.
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 2:53 am
Top 30 deals of 2015: Jays, Braves, Pirates,
20. Dodgers get Yasmani Grandal and two pitching prospects for Matt Kemp, Tim Federowicz and $32 million: This looked like a bonanza when the Padres got the rival Dodgers to pay the $32 mil, including $15 million of Kemp's $18-million salary this year ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 2:02 am
It’s OK to Have the Hots for Baseball
I'm weary from saying that Justin Verlander's pants look "uncomfortable," or that Matt Kemp looks "like an athlete." I've actually come to think that every time I deny my inevitable attraction to players—I'm only human, and you know what Matt Kemp looks ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:00 am
Matt Kemp experiencing soreness in
The San Diego Padres hope that their day-to-day prognostication of Matt Kemp's availability remains accurate. Kemp was held from the Padres lineup on Thursday after experiencing soreness in his left shoulder stemming from an awkward landing on the shoulder ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:14 pm
Melvin Upton Jr. throws out 2 and triples,
He has a right knee contusion and is also day-to-day. Padres: OF Matt Kemp was out of the lineup due to a sore left shoulder that he hurt diving for a ball in Wednesday's game. He's day-to-day. ... RHP Josh Johnson (Tommy John surgery) threw off the mound ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:03 pm
Kemp confronts Quentin as players leave
Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp has confronted San Diego's Carlos Quentin as they were leaving Petco Park after the teams had a bench-clearing brawl that left Los Angeles pitcher Zack Greinke with a broken collarbone.
Posted on 12 April 2013 | 12:02 am
Dodgers too much for Rockies 6-1
Even though it's still spring training, Matt Kemp was still happy to get a couple of hits.
Posted on 10 March 2013 | 4:15 pm
Big Mac returns to SoCal as Dodgers hitting
Mark McGwire is coming home as hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, lured by the chance to spend more time with his wife and five young children.
Posted on 7 November 2012 | 12:56 pm
Kemp starting rehab after left shoulder
Matt Kemp's hopes for a simple surgery on his left shoulder were dashed when the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger awoke to learn things were worse than doctors had first thought.
Posted on 24 October 2012 | 1:34 pm
Kemp's 2 HRs push Dodgers within 2 of NL
Matt Kemp homered twice, Joe Blanton pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers climbed within two games of the second NL wild-card spot with a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
Posted on 28 September 2012 | 9:59 pm
Resolved Question: Yasiel Puig or Matt Kemp?
Which is more valuable to the Dodgers and likely to be with the team longer?
Posted on 29 April 2014 | 2:06 am
Resolved Question: Fantasy Baseball, Do i
I am wondering if i should drop Matt Kemp, he is killing my roster this year. Guy, cant seem to stay healthy. Is Dominic Brown worth Keeping as well?
Any suggestions for a sleeper pitcher that has flown under the radar would be helpful as well.
Posted on 2 August 2013 | 12:03 am
Resolved Question: Matt Kemp for Alex
I've been offered Alex Gordon for Matt Kemp. Shall I pull the trigger?
Posted on 28 May 2013 | 2:44 am
Resolved Question: Should I Trade Matt Kemp
ESPN Standard 10 team league, currently in 6th place.
I took Matt Kemp with the 6th pick and am so far pretty disappointed. No power, barely any steals, the average is finally starting to get respectable but still not up to par with where he should be. I was thinking about what I could get for him in a trade. I was offered Matt Harvey. I declined that trade because I feel that my pitching isn't my biggest concern, I more so need average and power.(Also, Harvey may have an innings limit)
What type of hitter should I look at in a trade? Another big name who also may be struggling, a lesser known player who is playing well so far or something else?
My team right now is:
C- Jonathan Lucroy
1B- Allen Craig
2B- Omar Infante
SS- Elvis Andrus
3B- Adrian Beltre
OF- Matt Kemp
OF- Bryce Harper
OF- Angel Pagan
UTIL- Justin Morneau
Bench- Eric Hosmer
Bench- Neil Walker
DL- Aaron Hill
SP- Cole Hamels
SP- Madison Bumgarner
SP- Mat Latos
P- Mike Minor
P- Jeff Samardzija
P- Jason Grilli
RP- Aroldis Chapman
RP- Addison Reed
Bench- Justin Masterson
Bench- Scott Feldman
What do you think? Any suggestions? Should I have taken that Harvey trade?
Thanks so much!
Posted on 24 May 2013 | 6:36 am
Resolved Question: What do you think about
IMO he has talent and can bat so great. Hes the best IMO out right now. Too bad he got injured during this season but him and the dodgers are coming back to where they left off in april/may right now. Hed be most likely shooting for a 40+ homer season if he hadnt gotten injured.
Maybe he may not be in for the MVP running like last year but got injured though. IMO he got robbed last year for the MVP. They gave it to someone who was on steriods. I think Kemp was cheated and shouldve won it. They probably gave it to ryan braun because his team made it to the playoffs last year. His team did not.
What do you think about him? And his 2011 established year? And may make the 2012 postseason games too?
Posted on 15 August 2012 | 2:44 pm