MATT KEMP RUMORS & GOSSIP

Revamped lineup gives Braves plenty of hope heading into '17

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) After two dismal seasons, there's hope for the Atlanta Braves. It starts with the offense. A lineup that was downright embarrassing at the beginning of last season suddenly looks a whole lot more imposing, bolstered by slugger Matt Kemp, top prospect Danby Swanson and, now, three-time All-Star Brandon Phillips. ''It's going to be an exciting year for us...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Prospect Spotlight: Dustin Peterson in race with brother to reach MLB

Dustin Peterson on racing his brother to make the majors, what he gets to call his agent Jay-Z, and learning from Matt Kemp.
Via FOX Sports South
5 days ago  |  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...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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

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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