| Mar 14, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Matt Kemp still smiles when he thinks about how his first official game for the San Diego Padres will be at Dodger Stadium.
"Crazy, huh?" he said.
From the time he was traded by the Dodgers nearly three months ago, Kemp has looked ahead to the April 6...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 11:21 AM
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....
| Mar 9, 2015
| 1:12 PM
Balance, great thing to have if you’re a gymnast, a Flying Wallenda or have a job and family. Also a very nice thing for a baseball lineup.
Whatever you may think of the Dodgers’ individual moves this off-season, for 2015 it has left them...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 3:24 PM
Of the four new faces projected to be in the Dodgers’ most frequent lineup in 2015, none may be as important as Yasmani Grandal.
Not just because he was the main return on the Matt Kemp trade to the Padres, but because he offers the most potential...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:00 AM
With pitchers and catchers reporting Thursday to spring training, the Dodgers already are facing something of a crisis.
Closer Kenley Jansen underwent foot surgery Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined for the first month of the regular season....
| Feb 9, 2015
| 9:14 AM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Right-hander James Shields, who helped Kansas City reach the World Series last season, has agreed to a four-year contract with the San Diego Padres.
Shields is the latest addition by first-year general manager A.J. Preller, who in...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 12:42 PM
MATT KEMP, 30, outfielder.
Final 2014 stats: .287 batting average, 25 home runs, 89 RBI, 38 doubles, .345 on-base and .506 slugging percentages in 599 plate appearances.
Contract status: Has five years and $107.25 million remaining on contract....
| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Are they being sneaky little devils? Lying hidden in the woods, ready to pounce unexpectedly? Just when everyone has exhaled and got all relaxed, set to SHOCK THE WORLD!
OK, possibly a slight exaggeration. It’s not like the Dodgers haven’t...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Will they be better this season?
That’s the big, immediate, simple question. Will the 2015 Dodgers be an improved team over the one seen last season?
You can hate every trade, question every signing and fear for their future once the contracts...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:10 AM
So in addition to (still) too many outfielders, the Dodgers now also have too many catchers.
Those Geek Squad boys can sure do some funny math.
When the Dodgers surprisingly traded Matt Kemp to the Padres, the big get-back was supposedly catcher...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 4:55 PM
Now this is disappointing. Unnecessary at the most, and unfortunate at the least.
There’s no love between Matt Kemp and Don Mattingly? After all those years?
Kemp was sent to the San Diego Padres last month in a trade that you would normally...