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Padres Editorial: What If Matt Kemp played his 2014 Home Games at Petco

Recently I decided to take a look at Justin Upton’s stats and determine what his season would have looked like if he played his home games at Petco Park. After doing this it got me thinking about how Matt Kemp’s season would have looked if he played his home games at Petco. Kemp, like Upton, […] Padres Editorial: What If Matt Kemp played his 2014 Home Games at Petco - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 27, 2015

Padres News: “Shocked” Matt Kemp Embracing His New Team

Recently Matt Kemp sat down with long-time Dodgers fan Larry King and talked about his recent trade from the only organization he had ever known, reports MLB.com’s Corey Brock. Any thoughts Padres fans that Matt Kemp is just a Dodgers spy in disguise can seemingly put that to rest. For now, all those worries that […] Padres News: “Shocked” Matt Kemp Embracing His New Team - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jan 26, 2015

Padres News: Is Matt Kemp Still Elite?

In 2011, Matt Kemp ought to have won the MVP over Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun.  Kemp followed that season with two injury-riddled campaigns with the Dodgers.  In 2012, he played fabulously but in only 106 games.  The next year Kemp played at the league average in 73 games.  He came back last year and played very […] Padres News: Is Matt Kemp Still Elite? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Analysis: Matt Kemp's second half

New Padres outfielder was as powerful as anyone after the break; will it play at Petco?
Gaslamp Ball Jan 23, 2015

Matt Kemp & Justin Upton ranked among top outfielders by MLB Network

Both Kemp and Upton were ranked 9th in their respective positions in MLB Network's Top 10 Right Now! series. MLB Network is ranking the best MLB players, by position, going into the 2015 season with their Top 10 Right Now! series. Two of the newest Padres have made the cut in their respective positions. Matt Kemp was ranked ninth best right fielder by MLB Network, however Cliff Floyd and Brian Kenny both put him even higher in their individual rankings. Cliff Floyd placed him all the way up in the number 3 spot, pointing at his opposite field power (when healthy) as a major factor. And if...
Friars on Base Jan 19, 2015

2015 Is Make or Break for Matt Kemp

As the season draws closer, the initial excitement of all the Padres acquisitions is starting to turn to a little bit of anxiety. “What if we doesn’t work out?” we wonder. What if it all turns out for naught and we stripped our farm system for years to come? AJ Cassavel writes of SportsOnEarth.com that […] 2015 Is Make or Break for Matt Kemp - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Jan 10, 2015

Meet the New Friars: Matt Kemp

Most Dodger fans, especially a particular gender demographic, loved Matt Kemp. So what about him and his tenure in Los Angeles was so likable; and how will he fit into San Diego? It's getting close to being a month since Matt Kemp was traded to the Padres. The videos of him donning the San Diego uniform and expressing his general positive anticipation for the 2015 season hasn't really totally worn out how weird-as-hell it is that Matt Kemp is a Padre now. Weirder than when Gwynn Jr. was in Dodger blue. Your browser does not support iframes. Dodger fans loved the hell out of Kemp. Deemed...
Friars on Base Jan 6, 2015

Why Today Is A Big Day For The Padres

Getting Matt Kemp was a big turning point for the San Diego Padres. It got them a big name and showed that A.J. Preller wasn’t messing around. Then A.J. went out and got Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks in a flurry of deals. The Padres brought out Kemp and will introduce […] Why Today Is A Big Day For The Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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