6:04 AM EST, Fri March 06, 2015
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Padres News: 10 Things to Know About Padres Matt Kemp

As all of you should know by now, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres made one of the biggest trades in their franchises history, when the Dodgers agreed to send their star Right Fielder Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres. It was certainly a welcome sight to Padres fans, me included. The […] Padres News: 10 Things to Know About Padres Matt Kemp - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Mar 4, 2015

Padres Editorial: Did the Padres Trade For the Wrong Dodger?

Let me first start this article by saying Matt Kemp is certainly growing on me, despite not having played one single game yet for the San Diego Padres. He brings a type of swagger and bravado that is definitely needed in the Padres clubhouse. He is the type of player you hate on someone else’s team, […] Padres Editorial: Did the Padres Trade For the Wrong Dodger? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Spring recap: Kemp, Upton debut in loss

Matt Kemp and Justin Upton made their Padres debut in a 4-3 loss Wednesday afternoon.
Friars on Base Mar 3, 2015

Padres News: Kemp and Upton Will Play in Spring Opener

The official lineup will not be posted until Wednesday morning, but San Diego Padres manager Bud Black revealed today Justin Upton and Matt Kemp will be in it. Black is obviously anxious to see the pair suited up and hitting in the Padres batting order. We will not have to wait much longer. Wednesdays opener, […] Padres News: Kemp and Upton Will Play in Spring Opener - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 27, 2015

Padres News: Matt Kemp Declares Padres Outfield Best

It may not be a Jimmy Rollins guarantee, but Matt Kemp is bringing a whole new attitude to the locker room of the San Diego Padres. As reported by Lyle Spencer of MLB.com, Matt Kemp laughed and joked in the clubhouse and asked a reporter who had the best outfield in all of baseball. After […] Padres News: Matt Kemp Declares Padres Outfield Best - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 26, 2015

Padres News: Matt Kemp happy and healthy with Padres

Matt Kemp reported to camp early this spring training in an attempt to get to know his new San Diego Padres teammates. He is in a great mood and is adjusting well to his new surroundings. The smile on his face is evident that the man is content. Kemp spoke to Mike Cranston of Fox […] Padres News: Matt Kemp happy and healthy with Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 26, 2015

Padres News: Returning Padres relish new “Big Dogs”

San Diego Padres players are starting to surface around Peoria in training camp, and the changes in the locker room are quite evident. The additions of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris, Will Middlebrooks and James Shields are quite noteworthy. Team that with the additions of Shawn Kelley, Brandon Maurer, Brandon Morrow, Jose […] Padres News: Returning Padres relish new “Big Dogs” - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 24, 2015
Ethier Decides Now Would Be A Good Time To Play The Grumpy Card

Ethier Decides Now Would Be A Good Time To Play The Grumpy Card

One thing about recently-departed OF Matt Kemp: the last couple of seasons, when injuries were plaguing his performance and he had fallen from MVP-caliber levels--he was able to maintain a more mature and positive attitude than may have been evident in his rookie years. Andre Ethier, in contrast, may have regressed: GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers were hoping they were done with the drama that comes with having an excess of well-paid outfielders after they traded Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres over the winter, but the storyline could linger. Andre Ethier, who was the odd man...
Gaslamp Ball Feb 24, 2015

Matt Kemp on Carlos Quentin: I used to be like "eff this guy", now I'm like, "BFF this guy"*

*not an actual quote. Here, hold this in your head... Bud Black says Kemp and Carlos Quentin have talked and buried the hatchet, stemming from Greinke/Quentin brawl — Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) February 24, 2015 Once upon a time, when Carlos Quentin was thinking about ways that he could injure himself and Zack Grienke was thinking about how badly he wanted to ruin Carlos's pretty face with a baseball and both of them were thinking how manly it would be to behave like bucking stags with a bunch of sexy does in the crowd oohing and awing over them, they faced each other in a...
Friars on Base Feb 23, 2015

Keegan’s Bluff: Padres Matt Kemp Should Be in Left-Field

The San Diego Padres are planning to send out Justin Upton to left field, Wil Myers to center field, and Matt Kemp out to right field.  It was shocking to hear where Upton and Kemp would be playing.  Would it not be better to switch them around?  The answer is yes it would.  The differences […] Keegan’s Bluff: Padres Matt Kemp Should Be in Left-Field - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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