MATT KEMP RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves News: Afternoon Chop, Matt Kemp Looks Great, Sean Rodriguez Done For Season

MLB Trade Rumors Sean Rodriguez Likely To Miss 2017 Season After Shoulder Surgery Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: The horrific Sean Rodriguez crash scene has been floating around the web for over two weeks now.  As news was breaking, first Rodriguez’s kids were injured and  then his wife.  We just heard Sean Rodriguez was involved, not […] Atlanta Braves News: Afternoon Chop...
Via Tomahawk Take
2 days ago

Braves start spring with 3 new pitchers, new outlook

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Eager for a fresh start and armed with a new rotation, the Atlanta Braves started spring training with an air of confidence and optimism, especially for a team coming off a season of 93 losses. ''Hopefully this is not a rebuild,'' said left fielder Matt Kemp, an early arrival on the day of the first organized workout for pitchers and catchers. ''I want to...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Quick Hits: Spring Training, Matt Kemp, “Bartlanta”

Pitchers and Catchers Reported Tuesday Baseball season has officially arrived!  Pitchers and catchers reported to Atlanta Braves camp Tuesday and will have their first workout on Wednesday.  The rest of the team reports Friday, and the first full team workout will be on Saturday. Handshakes will be a common theme on Tuesday in the Braves clubhouse.  […] Atlanta Braves Quick...
Via Tomahawk Take
4 days ago

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

Matt Kemp apparently won’t be missed by Padres ownership

Matt Kemp has had a long, roller coaster-type career. The outfielder started his career in Los Angeles falling short of an MVP all while dating Rihanna. After the Dodgers were done with him, they shipped him to San Diego where Kemp was one of many big-name players acquired by Padres general manager A.J. Preller within the last two years. Kemp was going to be a key component of what...
Via The Comeback
August 05, 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 01, 2016  |  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
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