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Padres’ Search for Offense to Include Matt Kemp?

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports the San Diego Padres have reached out to their division rival Los Angeles Dodgers about a possible trade for outfielder Matt Kemp. Sources today again confirmed talks between #Padres, #Dodgers on Kemp. Nothing that recent. No deal close. Pads exploring multiple options. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 26, 2014 Kemp, now 30 years...
Via On-Base Talk
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors: Matt Kemp edition

My least favorite subject. Everyone knows that the Los Angeles Dodgers have an abundance of outfielders. Three are young, inexpensive and talented (Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson and to a much lesser extent, Scott Van Slyke). Two are older, expensive, and their value isn’t exactly high (Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford). And then, there’s Matt Kemp. Kemp is somewhere in the middle...
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp drawing significant trade interest, could make way for Joc Pederson

The Los Angeles Dodgers are drawing significant trade interest in outfielder Matt Kemp, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Originally, the report was that the Dodgers would much rather keep Kemp over Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier. However, the 30-year-old may be the most likely to be dealt away. Kemp has five-years, $107-million remaining on his contract, which extends through...
Via On-Base Talk
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: Matt Kemp likely to be traded?

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a logjam in their outfield. They have been making it known that trading any one of Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, or Carl Crawford is very much in play. It was initially believed that the Dodgers preferred to trade Ethier or Crawford, or possibly both, but that may be changing as they field more calls on Kemp. #456813730 / Jon Heyman of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Sox Nab Kemp Even With Crowded OF?

(USAToday Photo)The Dodgers have let it be known that they are "aggressively" trying to thin out their crowded outfield—similar to the Red Sox. Of course, one of their expendable outfielders is Matt Kemp, a player Boston has lusted after before. If the Sox can clear out Yoenis Cespedes and one or two other outfielders in a trade, could they move some prospects to get...
Via FenwayNation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers are in the driver’s seat

Here’s a quote from my preview of the Los Angeles Dodgers series against the Cubs. Dodgers win three of four, Matt Kemp hits three home runs and Don Mattingly overmanages the bullpen in one of the games, leading to the loss. I’m going to go ahead and give myself two out of three. The Dodgers took care of business against the Cubs, winning three of four. Their loss came Saturday...
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers clinch playoff birth

Thanks to Russell Martin and Jonathon Broxton, the Los Angeles Dodgers are heading back to the postseason. In an awesome coincidence, when former Dodger now Pittsburgh Pirate Russell Martin hit a game-winning three run home run against former Dodger now Milwaukee Brewer Jonathon Broxton, the Dodgers clinched at worst the second NL Wild Card spot. Dodger players don’t seem too...
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp’s Offense Is Not The Problem

There is no player more polarizing on the Dodgers than Matt Kemp. Recently, as Kemp trade rumors have (predictably) started to get louder, there have been a large variety of reactions. There’s one thing that comes up frequently in our comment section, on twitter, and around the internet which I want to address, though. You can say all you want about Kemp’s defense, but Matt Kemp’s offense...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Multiple teams talking with Dodgers about Matt Kemp

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the midst of a pennant chase and that is obviously the franchise’s top priority. But ranking just below the team’s quest for a World Series title is somehow solving its logjam in the outfield. To that end, the Dodgers are trying feverishly to trade Matt Kemp and his massive contract. According to Jon Heyman, five teams have shown interest in Kemp...
Via Rumors and Rants
July 25, 2014  |  1 Comment

Matt Kemp's new walkup music responds to Donald Sterling

Matt Kemp attends a January 2014 game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards at the Staples Center (Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea USA TODAY Sports) I can only assume that because you’re reading a sports blog that you’ve all heard about the racist comments that Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling allegedly made to his former girlfriend regarding her association...
Via Reading Between The Seams
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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