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MATT KEMP RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Return Of Matt Kemp’s Power, Briefly

The return of Matt Kemp‘s power has been one of the most fun stories of the second half of the season. After hitting just six home runs in 2013 and eight before this year’s all-star break, Kemp has added 16 more. His 24 home runs in 2014 are the most he’s hit since his 2011 should-have-been-MVP campaign. His offense still wasn’t bad before the recent hot streak, and we...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers are in the driver’s seat

Here’s a quote from my preview of the Los Angeles Dodgers series against the Cubs. Dodgers win three of four, Matt Kemp hits three home runs and Don Mattingly overmanages the bullpen in one of the games, leading to the loss. I’m going to go ahead and give myself two out of three. The Dodgers took care of business against the Cubs, winning three of four. Their loss came Saturday...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 8, Cubs 5: Matt Kemp saves the bullpen game

No starting pitcher, no problem … ish. The Dodgers much-maligned bullpen came through — kinda — in Sunday’s 8-5 victory in Chicago. The Dodgers took three of the four games in the series after a terrible collapse yesterday. But the real story of this game was Matt Kemp, who went 4-for-5 with a 2-run home run and four RBIs. Kemp continued his really strong second half, which...
Via Dodgers Digest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers clinch playoff birth

Thanks to Russell Martin and Jonathon Broxton, the Los Angeles Dodgers are heading back to the postseason. In an awesome coincidence, when former Dodger now Pittsburgh Pirate Russell Martin hit a game-winning three run home run against former Dodger now Milwaukee Brewer Jonathon Broxton, the Dodgers clinched at worst the second NL Wild Card spot. Dodger players don’t seem too...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig got into argument in dugout

Your browser does not support iframes. Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp appeared to get into a heated exchange during the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night, but no one on the team has been willing to say why. The altercation took place during the sixth inning. Manager Don Mattingly […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Teammates Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig Exchange Words In Dugout (Video)

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig exchanged words in the dugout Monday night, and it’s unlikely those were friendly words. Kemp sought out Puig in the Los Angeles dugout during the Dodgers’ eventual 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. From there, it was the veteran outfielder who was doing most of the talking even as most of their teammates were celebrating...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Matt Kemp replaced as precaution

The Los Angeles Dodgers increased their lead over the San Francisco Giants in resounding fashion last night by pounding the Giants 17-0. The Giants used a 24-hit attack, including a home run by pitcher Zack Greinke, who threw six scoreless innings to get the win. Matt Kemp, who went 3-for-4, was replaced for precautionary reasons late in the game after fouling a ball off his foot...
Via MLB Injury News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Good To Have You Back, Matt Kemp

Here’s two notable players having basically the exact same season: G PA HR RBI SB BB% K% AVG OBP SLG wRC+ 136 564 19 66 10 9.20% 18.40% 0.275 0.353 0.452 127 132 525 19 68 8 9.30% 25.00% 0.282 0.347 0.484 134 One strikes out a bit more, but he hits for more power to make up for it. As hitters, they are almost exactly identical. The top one, Alex Gordon, is an MVP candidate...
Via Dodgers Digest
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp’s Great and Terrible Year

Matt Kemp has had a terrible season. He’s been worth only 0.9 WAR — close enough within the margin of error to refer to him as a “replacement-level player” — and he’s being paid $21 million to do it. He was so awful in center field that the Dodgers removed him from the spot in late […]
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp’s Offense Is Not The Problem

There is no player more polarizing on the Dodgers than Matt Kemp. Recently, as Kemp trade rumors have (predictably) started to get louder, there have been a large variety of reactions. There’s one thing that comes up frequently in our comment section, on twitter, and around the internet which I want to address, though. You can say all you want about Kemp’s defense, but Matt Kemp’s offense...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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