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Orange County Register Mar 24, 2015
Kemp convinced he's found a healthier situation with Padres

Kemp convinced he's found a healthier situation with Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. – Matt Kemp will start a spring training game for his new team, the San Diego Padres, in about an hour. For now, he’s passing the time on his phone, where he sees the Dodgers have taken a substantial lead in a spring game of their...
Gaslamp Ball Mar 17, 2015

Padres 2015 Season Preview

A breakdown of the Padres' offseason and the year ahead. Huge Additions: OF Matt Kemp - The big fish that A.J. Preller caught when he went fishing for offense in December. There are questions about Kemp’s health, his defense and the size of his contract, but if you saw him hit .309/.365/.606 after the All Star break, then you can’t question the bat. The Padres batting order desperately needed someone of that caliber to anchor the offense. OF Justin Upton - One could argue that Upton is an even bigger fish to catch than Kemp, and when it comes to pure production over the last 3 seasons...
Gaslamp Ball Mar 17, 2015

Padres 2015 Preview: The New Additions

The new faces that have arrived to help the Padres turn a corner in franchise history. Huge Additions: OF Matt Kemp - The big fish that A.J. Preller caught when he went fishing for offense in December. There are questions about Kemp’s health, his defense and the size of his contract, but if you saw him hit .309/.365/.606 after the All Star break, then you can’t question the bat. The Padres batting order desperately needed someone of that caliber to anchor the offense. OF Justin Upton - One could argue that Upton is an even bigger fish to catch than Kemp, and when it comes to pure...
Gaslamp Ball Mar 17, 2015

SD 7, CHC 0: Morrow, Medica, Middlebrooks, Kemp have fun beating the Cubs

Home runs, constant RBI's, short scoreless outings for fresh arms. Baseball is in full effect in Arizona for the Padres. Machines are starting to look well oiled ever since Will Ferrell was retired from the Padres. Lineups and starting rotations are starting to look more and more solidified after the Padres' 7-0 spring training beatdown of the Cubs. In ten hits the warmed up Friar crew trumped the Cubbies with a combination of great pitching and hot bats. Game Thread: 03/16 Padres vs. Cubs Speaking of those starting rotations, a fiver spot with that league-revered pitching team...
Los Angeles Times Mar 14, 2015

No mystery why Matt Kemp confused by implication he was a bad teammate

Matt Kemp is mystified, and perhaps some of you are mystified that he would be mystified. He’s not bewildered at his trade by the Dodgers to the Padres, but by the implication that his departure has helped rid the L.A. of some evil clubhouse cancer.

Padres' Matt Kemp is primed for season opener against Dodgers

Matt Kemp still smiles when he thinks about how his first official game for the San Diego Padres will be at Dodger Stadium.
Orange County Register Mar 13, 2015
Final: Dodgers 1, Padres 0

Final: Dodgers 1, Padres 0

The game: In Matt Kemp's first game against the team that drafted and developed him, Kemp lost. The Dodgers (5-2) recorded a 1-0 win at Peoria Sports Complex thanks to a Joc Pederson solo homer in the ninth inning. As part of a charity appearance,...
Padres Public Mar 11, 2015

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Matt Kemp…Because I Made Them Up

Here are 10 things you didn't know about Matt Kemp. And you didn't know them because I completely made them up.
Gaslamp Ball Mar 11, 2015

SD 10, SF 5: Everybody hits a home run, and the Padres beat the Giants

Kemp, Upton, Middlebrooks, and Quentin. It took a lot to have to sit through a radio-only game with Padres hitting homers left and right. Here's the gist of what happened today. Most of the staff here at Gaslamp Ball got home late, and things got a little bit crazy in Arizona today. For the first time in 2015's Spring Training season the lineup got to see newcomers Matt Kemp and Justin Upton at the same time. Ian Kennedy returned after being ruffled a bit in his last 2-inning appearance, and the rest of the lineup was experimented with. Unfortunately Kennedy's expected 3-inning...
Northwest Herald Mar 7, 2015

Kemp goes 2 for 3 in Padres' win; Rodon sharp for White Sox

PEORIA, Ariz. – Matt Kemp collected his first two hits with San Diego, including a single against touted prospect Carlos Rodon, and the Padres beat the Chicago White Sox 5-0 on Friday.
Friars on Base Mar 5, 2015

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

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