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  • Could Brandon McCarthy turn into next Jason Schmidt for Dodgers?

    Could Brandon McCarthy turn into next Jason Schmidt for Dodgers?
    So much happened in such a flash for the Dodgers last week --- with the main focus justifiably centered on the trade of Matt KempĀ --- that much went by in a quick blur. Scrutiny was not exactly the order of the day. The official signing of right-...
  • Matt Kemp says goodbye to Dodgers fans

    Matt Kemp says goodbye to Dodgers fans
    In a message posted on his Instagram account Thursday, Matt Kemp said farewell to the fans of Los Angeles who cheered him over the last nine seasons. Kemp will play next season with the divisional rival San Diego Padres, who acquire Kemp, catcher Tim...
  • Dodgers believe they've upgraded, but will that make grade with fans?

    Dodgers believe they've upgraded, but will that make grade with fans?
    The Dodgers can no longer wait for Matt Kemp to rescue them with a home run. In the wake of a frenzied 24-hour period during which they traded the 2011 MVP runner-up to the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers returned from baseball's winter meetings with a...
  • After unwisely trading Matt Kemp, heat is on Dodgers' Andrew Friedman

    After unwisely trading Matt Kemp, heat is on Dodgers' Andrew Friedman
    Quick, somebody tear down that Matt Kemp billboard on the corner of Sunset and Elysian Park and throw up a new one featuring a stranger with a jackhammer. Live. Breathe. Friedman. The Dodgers are no longer a reflection of two playoff appearances in...
  • Rollins trade appears to be finalized as Dodgers reach agreement with Padres

    Rollins trade appears to be finalized as Dodgers reach agreement with Padres
    A five-player trade that was first reported a week earlier was completed late Thursday night as the San Diego Padres finalized a deal to acquire Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers, multiple media outlets reported. That trade enables the Phillies...
  • Dodgers finally complete deal sending Matt Kemp to Padres

    Dodgers finally complete deal sending Matt Kemp to Padres
    The trade sending Matt Kemp from the Dodgers to the San Diego Padres was finalized Thursday, one week after the division rivals agreed in principle to the blockbuster deal. The final stages of the five-player exchange, which were expected to be a...
  • Padres acquire Braves' Justin Upton

    The San Diego Padres acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, multiple media outlets reported Friday. Other details of the deal were not immediately available, but the Padres reportedly may ship three prospects in return for the 27-...
  • Justin Upton reportedly acquired by San Diego Padres

    Justin Upton reportedly acquired by San Diego Padres
    The San Diego Padres' outfield will have a new look in 2015. A day after finalizing a deal to acquire Matt Kemp from the Dodgers, the Padres traded for slugger Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves, the Associated Press reported. The Braves would receive...
  • Dodgers' Andrew Friedman to hear about it if Matt Kemp trade backfires

    Dodgers' Andrew Friedman to hear about it if Matt Kemp trade backfires
    As the San Diego Padres were preparing to introduce Matt Kemp as their new star attraction Friday, Andrew Friedman explained the Dodgers' polarizing decision to trade the two-time All-Star. The Dodgers' president of baseball operations laughed when told...
  • Report: Padres talked to Phillies about Cole Hamels trade

    Report: Padres talked to Phillies about Cole Hamels trade
    The Padres have had discussions about trading for San Diego native Cole Hamels with new outfielder Wil Myers as potential bait, according to a baseball source. The Padres have been baseball's busiest team since the Winter Meetings ended in San Diego...
  • There were plenty of winners and losers at baseball's winter meetings

    There were plenty of winners and losers at baseball's winter meetings
    In Ned Colletti's first winter as Dodgers general manager, he made three trades, a perfectly reasonable volume. In Andrew Friedman's first winter in charge, he dominated the winter meetings by making four trades within 24 hours. There was the midnight...