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Friars on Base Aug 11, 2016

Ex-Padres Shields, Kemp, Upton Jr, and Cashner

What do James Shields, Matt Kemp, Melvin Upton Jr.and Andrew Cashner have in common?? DA! They all were traded away by the Padres this year. Except for Shields (June 4th) all were traded near the August 1 deadline. I know it has been a short time since the trades, but I was curious (which meant […] Ex-Padres Shields, Kemp, Upton Jr, and Cashner - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Aug 8, 2016

Top 2016 Baseball Contracts by Hitter

One of the comments made by some “talking heads” referred to Matt Kemp as near worthless and was a BAD contract, so I decided to see how bad it really was. I looked up the 2016 Salaries for the top 15 hitters in Baseball. I then looked up on MLB.com this years stats for each […] Top 2016 Baseball Contracts by Hitter - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Braves Journal Aug 3, 2016

Matt Kemp

My enduring memory of Matt Kemp is this game, May 29, 2006. I was in the stands, I had never heard of him before, and it was literally just his second game in the majors, and he absolutely destroyed us: batting fifth and playing left field, he went 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, […]
Gaslamp Ball Aug 2, 2016

Matt Kemp pens letter to Atlanta

I like watching Matt Kemp play, I’m not embarrassed to admit that. I know common sense and advance metrics may tell us he sucks, but I’ve never had much use for either in affairs of the heart. Fans seem really happy with GM A.J. Preller for getting this kind of value from Atlanta for an over the hill player, but he’s the one that traded for him in the first place, so let’s call it a push. While as Padres fans, we’re supposed to be happy he’s gone so organization can save buttloads of money, I find myself missing him. I remember when we met him at the batting cages. He...
Friars on Base Aug 1, 2016

Matt Kemp Thanks Padres Fans and San Diego

The Padres Era of Matt Kemp is now officially over, and his departure has fans divided over exactly what to think of the nearly two years Kemp “patrolled” right field at Petco Park. Kemp took to the Players Tribune to talk about how excited he is to become a member of the Braves and to […] Matt Kemp Thanks Padres Fans and San Diego - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
'Matt Kemp of old' heading to Braves?

'Matt Kemp of old' heading to Braves?

Padres' departing outfielder acknowledges reputation, promises better days for Atlanta.
Friars on Base Aug 1, 2016

Padres Will Now Really Rely on Wil Myers – Who Stole Home Sunday

The Padres finalized the Matt Kemp trade late Saturday night, and this new lineup didn’t look great on Sunday afternoon. Wil Myers did what he could getting on base once with a walk and getting two stolen bases – including one of home. With the loss of Kemp, Wil Myers dropped down to the three […] Padres Will Now Really Rely on Wil Myers – Who Stole Home Sunday - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Snod Grass Muff Jul 31, 2016

Thank you Matt Kemp !

It is sad to see Matt Kemp be traded and Matt will forever join a list of Ex-Dodgers in Padres History. It all begin back in 1969 when Buzzie Bavasi was the acting General Manager and hired the Dodgers 3rd …
Columbus Dispatch Jul 31, 2016

MLB | Padres 2, Reds 1, 10 innings: Rosales’ homer lifts San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A late addition to the starting lineup, Adam Rosales made the most of the opportunity. Rosales, inserted into the lineup after Matt Kemp was traded to Atlanta, homered leading off the 10th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Gaslamp Ball Jul 31, 2016

Padres recalling Jabari Blash to fill Matt Kemp's spot on active roster

With the plan still in place to hold off until September to promote top outfield prospects Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe, the Padres are recalling familiar face Jabari Blash from AAA El Paso to take the recently departed Matt Kemp's place on the 25-man roster. Blash started the year with the Padres as a Rule 5 pick from the Seattle organization by way of Oakland, but was returned to the Mariners after struggling, then immediately reacquired for a player to be named later, and assigned to El Paso. The 6'5" 27-year-old hit just .120/ .241/ .160 in his 29 trips to the plate in various...
Friars on Base Jul 30, 2016

Padres Trading Matt Kemp to the Braves for Hector Olivera Rumored

History has a funny way of repeating itself. Two years ago the Padres sent a large contract they didn’t want to the Braves for a large contract they didn’t want. Now it is being reported that the Padres are trading Matt Kemp to the Braves for Hector Olivera. This one I am having a hard […] Padres Trading Matt Kemp to the Braves for Hector Olivera Rumored - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jul 30, 2016

Padres complete trade of Matt Kemp to Braves for Hector Olivera, who is suspended for domestic violence

In a move that moved quickly through the rumor stage, the Padres have indeed traded Matt Kemp to the Braves. While most of us have been patiently awaiting the day that Kemp would be moved to clear room for the Padres' promising outfield prospect, the deal does come with one huge catch: The player San Diego is receiving in return is Hector Olivera. It wouldn't be that bad if Olivera was just a woefully underperforming player with a terrible contract; after all, taking on another bad deal was one of the few ways to get Kemp out of town. The real problem is that Olivera is currently under...

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