Matt Kemp, Wherefore Art Thou?

Okay, I’m still a game behind. I realize this is a strange way to cover a ballclub, but it’s sort of my thing. So this is about Tuesday night’s game, the one where the Padres hung around for a while until a man named Keith Hessler gave up five runs in the eighth inning. Actually, this isn’t really about Tuesday night’s game, this is about Matt Kemp . . . again. No wait...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago

Padres Matt Kemp Swooning in May After Hot April

The Padres saw a rejuvenated Matt Kemp to start the season in April as he bolted out of the gate to lead the clubs offense with 7 home runs and 19 RBI and hit .283. He has come back to earth with a dreadful May and it is hurting the Padres. The Padres were pleasantly […] Padres Matt Kemp Swooning in May After Hot April - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan...
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5 days ago

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...
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11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Four MLB stars who must be traded in 2016

While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we can pretty confidently put a few squads in that “bad team” group. Because of...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Kemp, Vargas shine in Hollywood

Friday night, the San Diego Padres visited the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. The Padres ended up handing the Dodgers their fifth straight loss, beating their rivals 5-1. It was only the eighth win for the Friars on the year, but boy was it sweet revenge after being swept and shutout in 3 games to start the season. But it was Matt Kemp who got the sweetest revenge....
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp crushes 2 at Coors as Trevor Story's HR streak comes to end

DENVER — Matt Kemp homered twice and drove in six runs and the San Diego Padres ended Trevor Story's home run streak in a 16-3 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.Story, who has gone deep six times since making his debut on opening day, was the first major leaguer to homer in each of his first four games. That run ended with a 1-for-5, three-strikeout performance ...
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April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Padres have tried to trade Matt Kemp

Just one season after picking him up via trade, the San Diego Padres are reportedly trying to get out of Matt Kemp’s contract. Baseball Essential’s Robert Murray cited league sources saying that the Padres have tried to move the outfielder. #Padres have tried to trade Matt Kemp, per league sources. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayBBE) February 12, 2016 Jeff Sanders of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 13, 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

WATCH: Kemp tackled by ump during Padres-Braves fight

By Steve DelVecchio Matt Kemp was taken to the ground on Thursday when benches cleared during the San Diego Padres-Atlanta Braves game. You might be surprised by who brought him down. Kemp was hit on the left arm by a Julio Teheran fastball on a 1-2 count with two outs in the first. He reacted by slamming his bat toward the dugout, which Teheran seemed to take offense to. Kemp...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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