Found February 23, 2012 on NESN.com:
After a sensational 2011 season in which he finished second in MVP voting, how could Matt Kemp follow that up with an even better year? How about becoming the first player to ever hit 50 home runs and steal 50 bases in the same season. That's what Kemp is predicting for himself, according to Yahoo! Sports. Only four players -- Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, Alfonso Soriano and Alex Rodriguez -- have ever had a 40/40 season, so Kemp first has that milestone to aim for. However, he's not backing down from the challenge. "I know what I'm capable of doing,"...
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