Tag Archives: Matt Kemp

2012 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Left Field

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Left field has been, is, and will in all likelihood continue to be, a vast wasteland for the Dodgers. That is, unless Carl Crawford returns to his Tampa Bay form in 2013 or the Yasiel Puig era — whenever that actually begins — proves to be worth the wait. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s review 2012, which was ... Read More »

Making Moves: McGwire Hitting Coach, Ryu Rights Won, Silverio Outrighted, 23 MILB FA

The Dodgers officially announced the hiring of Mark McGwire as hitting coach, replacing Dave Hansen. McGwire spent the past three years with the Cardinals as their hitting coach. Under his tutelage, the Cards offense was top-five in OBP in each of his seasons at the offensive helm, leading all of baseball last year. McGwire has stated that his philosophy includes ... Read More »

2012 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: First Base

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Adrian Gonzalez When the Dodgers acquired Adrian Gonzalez from the Boston Red Sox, I saw a plethora of Dodger fans begin to assert wild and crazy things. Not only were the Dodgers guaranteed of making the playoffs, but they were a lock to make the World Series on the back of a hero who was absolutely the right acquisition because ... Read More »

Kris Jenner is already checking out Matt Kemp for a potential publicity marriage to one of her daughters

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So THAT happened at a Clippers game yesterday, presumably because Matt Kemp was there to see Blake Griffin. Unfortunately, by the look in Kris Jenner‘s eyes, you can tell she’s thinking about him as a potential publicity marriage partner for one of her two younger daughters in a few years. As a Dodger fan, your initial reaction to this picture ... Read More »

Moving Matt Kemp for Carl Crawford is an interesting idea, but would it actually help any?

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Matt Kemp should move to a corner outfield spot and be replaced in center field by Carl Crawford, says Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles. When we talked to general manager Ned Colletti after the season, he said it’s something the team might revisit later, but is not considering for 2013. Why? Alternatives. Carl Crawford hasn’t played center field since ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: A.J. Ellis Has Knee Surgery + Matt Kemp Shoulder Update

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A.J. Ellis underwent knee surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee. The information, as far as I can tell, was broken on Twitter by his wife. Surgery went well Friday. Recovering and flying home Tuesday! #pregnantwith3babies #ipadteddybear twitter.com/Cindyluellis/s… — Cindy Ellis (@Cindyluellis) October 8, 2012 The necessity of this surgery could probably explain a few of his late-season ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp Needs Surgery, Kershaw Avoids It, Capuano & Treanor Suffer Injuries

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Matt Kemp will undergo arthroscopic surgery tomorrow on his injured left shoulder to fix his frayed labrum. The rehab period could be weeks or months, depending on the extent of the damage. I said it when it was revealed to be a serious injury, but the fact that the Dodgers didn’t shut him down was ludicrous. He – along with ... Read More »

Tonight’s win expectancy chart for Dodgers/Nationals game is a middle finger, which about sums it up

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The Dodgers were sailing along to an easy 6-0 victory today when a funny thing happened on the way to Josh Beckett‘s complete game shutout. Mike Morse led off the bottom of the eighth with a homer, and two batters later, Steve Lombardozzi cut the lead by two more. By the end of the inning, it was Morse again hurting ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp, Jansen, Billingsley, Elbert, Guerrier, Gordon, Minors

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Matt Kemp left Tuesday’s game in Colorado after smashing into the center field wall, somehow managing to stay in, and soon thereafter diving for a ball and landing awkwardly. If you’re so inclined, GIFs of the collision can be seen here. Tests revealed no concussion or concussion symptoms, and Matt walked away from the incident with nothing more than a ... Read More »