MATT KEMP RUMORS & GOSSIP

How Matt Kemp Can Actually Improve for the Atlanta Braves

Good Kemp or Bad Kemp?  There does seem to be a renewed effort and focus coming from the Braves’ left fielder as we start winding down the Spring campaign. When Matt Kemp arrived last year the Atlanta Braves, in an honest moment, would probably tell you they weren’t really sure what kind of player they […] How Matt Kemp Can Actually Improve for the Atlanta Braves - Tomahawk...
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Braves Spring Training All-Access: Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp

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15 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 10 MLB left fielders headed into spring training 2017

While not having the proven depth of many other positions, there are still a number of dangerous bats that lineup in left field. All but one player that checks in on this top 10 list hit at least 20 home runs, and five connected for 30. That is a potent collection of power, especially considering that this is far from a one-trick pony position. It is also an area that is home to...
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23 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
February 21, 2017  |  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...
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February 18, 2017  |  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 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...
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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...
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May 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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