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Dodgers’ lineup depth shows early in the season

When the Dodgers didn’t re-sign Hanley Ramirez and traded Matt Kemp, some wondered where the offense was going to come from. After eight games (#sss), the offense is plenty healthy. Ramirez (150 wRC+) and Kemp (176 wRC+) are off to fantastic starts with their new clubs, but so are some of the new Dodgers, contributing to a league-best offense (in many categories). The Dodgers lead...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Names Produce in Game 2 of Opening Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres

Pitcher Zack Greinke #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws against the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth inning of Game Two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Matt Kemp was booed heavily Tuesday night at Dodgers Stadium, this time clad in a Padres uniform and facing his former club. Nevertheless, after swinging and missing...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Open Season Against Matt Kemp and the Revamped San Diego Padres

Matt Kemp #27 of the San Diego Padres hits a single against the Colorado Rockies during the first inniing of the spring training game at Peoria Stadium on March 8, 2015 in Peoria, Arizona. (Mandatory Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images/ESPN) What would Opening Day be without a little drama to kick off the new baseball season? The Los Angeles Dodgers kick off their new season...
Via The Sports Journal
11 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...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Is Hector Olivera a fit?

Hector Olivera Last week it was announced that Cuban second baseman Hector Olivera was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball and was free to sign with a team. Baseball America’s Ben Badler recently wrote an article listing the favorites to sign to sign the Cuban defector. Badler named the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers as the front runners to...
March 09, 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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