Category — Matt Kemp
What’s the saying, shit runs down hill?
June 18, 2013 No Comments
The Diamondbacks say Major League Baseball is full of it after suspensions were handed down Friday resulting from Tuesday’s bench-clearing brawl with the Dodgers. Someone even hinted with Joe Torre enforcing the penalties it’s apparent he’s biased toward the Dodgers.
Maybe. But 1 fact still stands. No Dodger pitchers threw at anyone’s head.
June 14, 2013 No Comments
We are less than a week into the MLB career of Yasiel Puig, but so far the much-hyped prospect has made a huge impact. Playing for the Dodgers, he should continue to get plenty of notoriety if he can produce. The question is how much is Hollywood hype, how much is actual talent and have we seen enough yet to pick him in fantasy baseball leagues?
After defecting from Cuba last year, the Dodgers locked up Puig with a 7-year, $42-million deal. Although few casual fans knew his name, that type of money instantly built up hype. Looking at 2 of the most prominent Cuban defectors in the last few seasons (Aroldis Chapman and Yoenis Cespedes), there is a huge reason to believe that the Dodgers have found an outfielder for their future.
However, this recent experiment with Puig would not happen this early in his career if not for some injuries to key players on the Dodgers. Both Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp have been banged up so far, meaning that the Dodgers were forced to call up Puig for the time being after about 60 minor league games. At age 22, Los Angeles is hoping that his experience in international competition and in the top Cuban leagues will allow him to succeed.
Too early for predictions, but after 2 games, he has shown his speed, his power and his amazing arm in right field for the. If he can continue to play well, the Dodgers will be forced to find room for him even after the top players return from the DL.
The easy comparison people are already making for Puig is Mike Trout. Just a year ago, Trout went from mid-season call up to MVP candidate. While that would be a nice pickup for the Dodgers, those types of seasons are few and far between. For now, the Dodgers should just continue to get Puig at-bats and let him learn on the fly.
June 5, 2013 No Comments
Domonic Brown is the hottest hitter in baseball.
June 4, 2013 No Comments
Dodger fans can only hope.
On his 1st night in the Majors, it’s good being Yasiel Puig.
June 3, 2013 No Comments
We wondered how long it would take for the cesspool that breeds scumbag sports agents would start bubbling over with envy and hate after Jay-Z entered the game. Didn’t take long at all.
We’ll withhold judgement until we see and read evidence he and his firm might have broken rules, but some of the things being written about Kimberly Miale, Jay Z’s new partner in crime, reeks with sexist overtones.
“And if the NFLPA doesn’t look at the Jay-Z/(Geno) Smith relationship closely, what’s to stop (Drew) Rosenhaus from partnering with, say, Miami rapper Rick Ross?” Ben Volin writes.
Who’s to say Rosenhaus hasn’t? Granted, many African American male athletes are drawn to rappers and hip-hop personalities but since when has anyone cared how the sleezy Rosenhaus preys on some of the misguided athletes? For every Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco there are more educated athletes who have passed on Rosenhaus’ tired act.
Plenty of black athletes prefer taking a page out of the playbook of say a Kevin Durant, Grant Hill, Tim Duncan, Derek Jeter, Torii Hunter or Larry Fitzgerald, just to name a few. We just don’t always hear more about them because they don’t generate the tabloid fodder clowns like Owens and Ochocinco frequently do.
We just find all the whining, and timing of it, about Jay-Z curious, particularly after he added the lovely Skylar Diggins and Jets QB Geno Smith after his initial signing of Yankees star Robinson Cano.
Never heard writers and other agents jumping up to defend agents like Eugene Parker and the Goodwin brothers when Rosenhaus was slandering them years ago (and still could be for all we know) with blatant stereotypes and other nonsense. But it just doesn’t work that way, huh?
May 27, 2013 No Comments
Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops Sports Illustrated’s list of the athletes who have bagged the most coin over the past year. And Mayweather has earned his estimated $90 million without a single commercial endorsement.
May 15, 2013 No Comments
The homie Matt Kemp has become all the rage of the Internet for his gesture to a terminally ill fan.
May 8, 2013 No Comments
The Padres swept the Dodgers Wednesday night. Four of their 5 wins have come courtesy of Dodger Blue.
Maybe that explains why Tom Garfinkel, the Padres’ CEO, went the Leonard Tose route and heated up the Carlos Quentin-Zack Greinke feud again.
Earth to Tom. The Dodgers are going to drill Quentin again and then what? He can’t charge the mound again, so what are you going to cry about then?
April 18, 2013 No Comments
Our blow-by-blow of the Dodgers-Padres brawl at Petco Park on Thursday night.
April 12, 2013 No Comments