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MATT KEMP RUMORS & GOSSIP

Matt Kemp keys Padres' 10th-inning rally past Angels

  Matt Kemp erased a month of frustration and ended nine innings of scoreless ball with one cathartic swing of his bat. Kemp hit a three-run double down the left-field line with two outs in the 10th, and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 on Tuesday night. Kemp equaled his RBI total from his previous 15 games with his big hit for the Padres. Led by their slugging...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Matt Kemp keys Padres' 10th-inning rally past Angels, 4-0

Matt Kemp hit a three-run double down the left-field line with two outs in the 10th inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 on Tuesday night. Kemp equaled his RBI total from his previous 15 games with one big hit for the Padres, who broke open a scoreless game by batting around in the extra inning to win for just the second time in seven games. Jedd Gyorko...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Black switches Kemp, Upton in Padres lineup

Padres manager Bud Black made a small, but perhaps significant change to the Padres lineup on Tuesday night. All season Justin Upton had been batting third and Matt Kemp fourth, but Black switched them on Tuesday. Upton actually hadn’t hit third since 2013. Per U-T San Diego, Black explained the lineup change:"It gets Justin up in the first inning," Black said of the new lineup...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Matt Kemp’s struggles

Matt Kemp Matt Kemp arrived with the San Diego Padres in the first wave of major acquisitions from general manager A.J. Preller last December. The Friars saw a chance to relieve the Dodgers of Kemp, who had apparently worn out this welcome in Los Angeles. The trade was essentially Kemp and $30 million for catcher Yasmani Grandal. Kemp got off to a hot in April, hitting .326/.357...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Countdown to opening day

It’s finally time and when I say finally, I really mean finally. We’ve all been waiting around for opening day AND IT’S NOW LESS THAN TWO DAYS AWAY. Padres’ fans can now stop making prediction after prediction about the upcoming season (which I’m completely guilty of) and actually start watching their predictions come true. (More like watch our dreams come true.) Before...
Via isportsweb.com
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers not happy with Padres GM over Matt Kemp trade

The Dodgers are not happy with San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller over the way the Matt Kemp trade unfolded. The Dodgers and Padres agreed to a trade with Kemp as the centerpiece exactly one week ago. Despite the agreement, the trade was not officially completed until late Thursday because of supposed concerns regarding Kemp’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp reportedly has arthritis in both hips

So, that huge Matt Kemp trade between the Dodgers and Padres? Yeah…it might not happen. The typically symbolic physical may actually present a huge problem for the Padres, because it’s revealed that Kemp has arthritis in both of his hips. The holdup in Matt Kemp trade is because the physical revealed arthritis in both hips. The #Padres continue to consult medical experts...
Via The Outside Corner
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

The Dodgers/Padres deal for Matt Kemp made big headlines, but is the fact it is quickly falling apart after the fact a blessing for San Diego? The post In Matt Kemp, Did The Dodgers Find A Pigeon In Padres? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Matt Kemp trade feels like the Vernon Wells trade

This isn’t one of those deals that came out of nowhere. The Padres have been rumored to be the most aggressive Matt Kemp suitor for a couple of weeks now, and all other interested parties seemingly dropped out as the asking price kept getting higher and higher. Over the last few days, this deal felt […]
Via Fangraphs
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers, Padres reportedly in trade talks for Matt Kemp

The Dodgers outfielder that may find a new home this winter may not be Carl Crawford or Andre Ethier – it could be Matt Kemp. Interest in Kemp is high this offseason, and the Padres have now jumped into the fray for Kemp. Sources: #Dodgers continue to discuss trade of Kemp to #Padres. Grandal likely would be in package going to LAD, and SD would get $ in deal. — Ken Rosenthal...
Via The Outside Corner
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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