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Padres' Kemp producing from the leadoff spot

Since being placed in the leadoff spot on June 24th for the first time since 2010, Padres right fielder Matt Kemp has been at the top of the order for five straight games. Although he went hitless in his first game at the top of the order, he’s had a hit in each of the past four games. That includes three multihit games and two home runs. Five games is a small sample size, but...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Matt Kemp leads off for first time since 2010

Leading off for the San Diego Padres on Wednesday was Matt Kemp. The power-hitting right fielder, who is used to batting third or fourth in the lineup, batted leadoff for the first time since 2010.This was the latest experiment by new Padres manager Pat Murphy. Per, Murphy explained the decision:"We need to strike first…We thought it was the right move to get him off where...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

A Brief Defense of Matt Kemp, Leadoff Hitter

The Padres have shifted Matt Kemp in the lineup tonight from his usual cleanup slot to leadoff, a seemingly peculiar move for a player who has posted a .281 on-base percentage with 13 walks on the season. The move has been met, no surprisingly, with a good deal of outage on Twitter, as many fans and analysts have been clamoring for Kemp to move down in the order for weeks now...
Via Padres Public
12 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp’s awful season with the San Diego Padres has to have Los Angeles Dodgers fans rejoicing

When the Los Angeles Dodgers  traded away stud outfielder Matt Kemp, many of the Dodger faithful were scratching left their heads. Kemp was signed to a large contract extension, 8-years for $160 million, with the Dodgers just back in 2011, so the expectation was that he would be around for a while. Suddenly, Kemp was on the trade block after last season, despite coming off a great...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Matt Kemp’s struggles

Matt Kemp Matt Kemp arrived with the San Diego Padres in the first wave of major acquisitions from general manager A.J. Preller last December. The Friars saw a chance to relieve the Dodgers of Kemp, who had apparently worn out this welcome in Los Angeles. The trade was essentially Kemp and $30 million for catcher Yasmani Grandal. Kemp got off to a hot in April, hitting .326/.357...
May 24, 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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