Padres, Braves Nearing Swap Of Matt Kemp, Hector Olivera

The Braves and Padres are “getting close” on a trade that would swap Hector Olivera for Matt Kemp in an exchange of bad contracts, reports ESPN’s Keith Law (via Twitter). Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that it would be just those two player in the deal. The 31-year-old Kemp is owed $21.5MM in each of the next three seasons, with the Padres paying $18MM of that...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
20 minutes ago

Atlanta Braves Talking With Padres About… Matt Kemp

Braves are still beating the bushes for offense… and this might be one of the more surprising sources, were it to come to a trade:  San Diego’s Matt Kemp. I will admit up front… while most of the rumors we’ve heard this week sound at least plausible… this one is a head-scratcher. Padres working hard […] Atlanta Braves Talking With Padres About… Matt Kemp - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
1 hour ago

Padres Working To Trade Matt Kemp, Talking With Braves

The Padres are working to trade Matt Kemp and are willing to eat the vast majority of the money he is owed, reports ESPN’s Jim Bowden (via Twitter). The Braves are one of two teams to which San Diego is currently talking he adds. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal tweets that he hears similar chatter. The Padres are working to move Kemp, and they’ve talked to the Braves, who are looking...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 hour ago

Patience paying off in Kemp's second-half surge

It took Matt Kemp only 98 games this season to accomplish what he needed the entirety of 2015 to accomplish.
3 days ago

Matt Kemp Leads Padres to Victory with 2 Home Runs

The Padres needed a win Friday night – and thanks to a great performance from Luis Perdomo and two Matt Kemp home runs – they got it. They won the game 5-3 over the Washington Nationals. The Padres just suffered four losses at the hands of the Cardinals, with Thursday’s after having a 4 run […] Matt Kemp Leads Padres to Victory with 2 Home Runs - Friars on Base - Friars on...
Via Friars on Base
7 days ago

Kemp's 2 HRs back Perdomo in win over Nats

During the past week, Matt Kemp has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball. He launched a pair of homers Friday night at Nationals Park to help lead the Padres to a 5-3 victory over the Nationals.
7 days ago

Jeff Samardzija on Giving Up a Gopher to Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp took Jeff Samardzija deep on Saturday. In the third inning of a game played at Petco Park, the San Diego Padres outfielder deposited a slider from the San Francisco Giants righty over the left field wall. According to ESPN Home Run Tracker, the blast traveled 398 feet. As you might expect, Samardzija wasn’t pleased with the pitch. He doesn’t feel the location was terrible...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five potential suitors for Matt Kemp

We should all get used to hearing Matt Kemp tossed around in trade rumors. The San Diego Padres have reportedly let it be known that Kemp is an available asset. Given their place in the NL West standings, that’s not exactly shocking news. But it begs the question, where might Kemp end up? Kemp has power. Additionally, given his age and injury history, Kemp is probably best served...
Via Sportsnaut
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Padres make Matt Kemp available via trade

The San Diego Padres continue to try to clean up the mess that was the 2014-15 offseason. Though the trade deadline is still a little more than two months away, the Padres have reportedly made outfielder Matt Kemp available in a trade. The #Padres may have nice trade chip this summer in OF Matt Kemp, who has 10 homers and 29 RBI, and is being made available. — Bob Nightengale...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp hits for first cycle in Padres history

By Ryan Phillips. The San Diego Padres had played 7,443 games in their history entering Friday night, and the franchise had never had a player hit for the cycle. So when Matt Kemp stepped to the plate in the top of the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies needing only a triple to complete the feat, I expected to be disappointed once again. I was wrong to feel that way. Kemp...
Via Rumors and Rants
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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