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MATT KEMP RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kemp, Alonso, Wallace homer in Padres' 3-1 win over Marlins

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- After the Padres had given Andrew Cashner the lead, he wasn't about to come out of the game. When interim manager Pat Murphy paid a visit to the mound after a leadoff triple in the seventh, Cashner and his teammates told Murphy the game belonged to the right-hander. Backed by home runs from Matt Kemp, Yonder Alonso and Brett Wallace, Cashner rewarded his manager...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins allow 3 solo homers in road loss to Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Matt Kemp, Yonder Alonso and Brett Wallace all homered to back seven strong innings from Andrew Cashner and lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Wallace hit his first homer with San Diego leading off the fourth to tie the game at 1-all. Alonso and Kemp hit back-to-back homers in the fifth to make it 3-1. Cashner (4-10...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bear or Bull: Is Matt Kemp Finished?

Professionally speaking, 2015 has not been a good year for Matt Kemp. Actually, Kemp's woes might have started last December when his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, agreed to trade him to division rival and current team, the San Diego Padres. Is there a bigger slap in the face in professional sports than when a team decides to move a player within it's own division? The Dodgers...
Via Razzball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres beat Giants 4-2, win 5th straight

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Matt Kemp is turning it on just when the San Diego Padres desperately need his big bat. Kemp hit a two-run homer to help the Padres beat the World Series champion San Francisco Giants 4-2 Monday night and extend their winning streak to a season-high five games. Kemp's 409-foot drive off 40-year-old Tim Hudson into the sandy play area beyond the right-center fence...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy lauds Padres' Matt Kemp: 'He's our leader'

Matt Kemp may only be in his first season with the San Diego Padres, but he has already had a palpable influence on the Padres' clubhouse in half a season. "[I'm] so high on him because of the way he's handled himself," interim manager Pat Murphy said of Kemp. "The way he's handled himself with his teammates. … I mean, he's our leader." After a mediocre first half of the season...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kemp tackled by ump during Padres-Braves fight

Your browser does not support iframes. Matt Kemp was taken to the ground on Thursday when benches cleared during the San Diego Padres-Atlanta Braves game. You might be surprised by who brought him down. Kemp was hit on the left arm by a Julio Teheran fastball on a 1-2 count with two outs in the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 11, 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

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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