Patience at the plate paying off for Kemp

A selective Matt Kemp is a dangerous Matt Kemp. The Padres right fielder has proved as much this month. After drawing only two unintentional walks during the season's first two months, Kemp has five in June. In the process, he's decreased his rate of swings at pitches outside the zone by about eight percent this month, according to Fangraphs.
4 days ago

Kemp has 4 hits as Padres rally past Orioles 10-7

BALTIMORE (AP) Matt Kemp doubled to spark a four-run seventh inning against the Baltimore bullpen, and the San Diego Padres overcame two home runs and five RBIs by Pedro Alvarez in a 10-7 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night. Kemp had four hits and Derek Norris homered for the last-place Padres, who have scored at least five runs in six straight games for the first time since...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres would “love” to trade Matt Kemp

The San Diego Padres would “love to move” outfielder Matt Kemp, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. It is no secret that the Padres are willing to move outfielder Kemp, so this report comes with no surprise. Kemp, acquired by the Padres in an offseason trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers two years ago, has been decent on offense, but sub-par on defense. Finding a team...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado goes off on Rockies teammates in dugout after Matt Kemp homer (Video)

The struggling Colorado Rockies lost again on Friday night, and their star player has just about had it. Third baseman Nolan Arenado began yelling at his teammates in the dugout, particularly catcher Nick Hundley, after Colorado gave up a three-run first inning homer to Matt Kemp. Arenado appeared to be furious that Kemp had been thrown a first pitch fastball, though pitcher Chris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres exec: Team’s performance has ‘been embarrassing’

San Diego Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler is not a man who will sugarcoat things. He made that obvious in a Wednesday interview with the Mighty 1090 AM. “It’s been embarrassing. I don’t know how else to put it,” Fowler said, via Ken Rosenthal. “Our performance on the road trip, 1-7, was pathetic.” Wow. Tell us how you really feel. Fowler specifically cited...
Via Sportsnaut
25 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

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...
Via Sportsnaut
May 03, 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...
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August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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