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Matt Kemp has gained a ton of weight (PHOTOS)

We all remember when Matt Kemp was the franchise player of the Dodgers, getting on base often and using his athleticism to cover a lot of ground in the outfield.Los Angeles is known for its fitness and emphasis on nutrition, so that must have been ingrained in Kemp’s lifestyle when he was there.Well, now that he’s been in Atlanta, which is known more for its food and beer, it’s clear...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: How will injuries affect Matt Kemp’s trading stock?

With the New York Mets in town, their injury-bug proved its contagion. Matt Kemp left Friday night’s game in the 5th inning with left hamstring tightness. Kemp, the most reliable Brave this season, was denied a complete outing by his own body. What are the odds? Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Conforto, Steven Matz, Noah Syndergaard, and Zack Wheeler, the most reliable Mets were all forced...
Via isportsweb.com
September 16, 2017  |  Discuss

With Matt Kemp out, Jace Peterson gets another start for Braves

With Matt Kemp out, Jace Peterson gets another start for Braves. Kelsey Wingert checks in with utility man.
Via FOX Sports South
April 09, 2017  |  Discuss

The top 10 MLB left fielders headed into spring training 2017

While not having the proven depth of many other positions, there are still a number of dangerous bats that lineup in left field. All but one player that checks in on this top 10 list hit at least 20 home runs, and five connected for 30. That is a potent collection of power, especially considering that this is far from a one-trick pony position. It is also an area that is home to...
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February 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Is Matt Kemp’s Late-Season Revival With the Braves Sustainable?

Matt Kemp isn’t the MVP-caliber ballplayer he used to be with the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier in his career. Despite that, the Atlanta Braves have high expectations for the right-handed hitting outfielder in 2017. Those expectations aren’t coming without them getting a glimpse of what he could do for the offense, though. After the San Diego Padres shipped him to Atlanta at last summer...
Via The Sports Daily
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves can be NL contenders in 2017

There is no down time around SunTrust Park. It’s crunch time. The soon-to-be new home to the Atlanta Braves is less than 50 days away from opening its doors.Inside the park, signage is being added to the stadium sections. And the dirt below the infield and outfield grass is awaiting the laying of the natural turf. Despite holding less people than their former home, Turner Field,...
Via The Sports Post
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Braves GM told Matt Kemp to get in better shape

Matt Kemp’s time with the Atlanta Braves really isn’t off to a great start. In an interview with MLB Network Radio on Sunday, Braves general manager John Coppolella said that Kemp needs to get in better shape and that the team has talked to him about it. “We see Matt Kemp as a player with a big upside,” Coppolella said, per Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Braves want Matt Kemp to lose weight

As the Atlanta Braves figure out what to do with their new addition in Matt Kemp, they know one thing: he needs to drop a few pounds. The Braves and Kemp both reportedly agree that the outfielder needs to lose some weight during the offseason, according to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball. Atlanta believes that for Kemp to get close to his prime self again, he needs to get back...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Padres exec rips players team traded away

Prior to last season, the Padres dramatically re-shaped their roster, making numerous additions in an attempt to challenge for a division title. Two of the more prominent names, James Shields and Matt Kemp, are now gone. On Wednesday, Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler didn’t hold back on expressing his feelings about the former members of the organization. Shields was traded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp admits he lost some love for the game

Matt Kemp was traded on Saturday from the San Diego Padres to the Atlanta Braves, marking the second time he’s been traded in less than two years. Kemp getting to play for the Braves fulfills somewhat of a childhood fantasy as the Oklahoma native grew up watching the Braves on TBS and supporting them. Now that he’s with a new team, Kemp is vowing to get off on the right foot with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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