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Re: Matt Kemp

Postby Snakes Gould » Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:32 am

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Secret Avatar wrote:I think if anyone will split time it will be Pierre/Ethier. I'm expecting 450+ at-bats for Kemp this year and some very good 5-tool numbers. Remember that he posted some pretty spectacular numbers on his call-up last year. He's the real deal. Whether he gets the playing time remains to be seen, but there's 290-25-25 potential here. For keeper leagues, the guy is 23 and will grow into additional power.


I agree with you, I think Kemp has the job all to himself, and I also think Ethier as well. I mean the Dodgers will be stupid not to play with both of them. They do need to trade Pierre tho. If they end out starting Pierre over Ethier is because they want to trade him.


i agree as well, but im expecting at least 500 abs.
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Re: Matt Kemp

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:56 pm

Even Torre has no idea how to fill the lineup card. He'll decide on Monday.
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Matt Kemp to play everyday

Postby bsblallstr » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:25 pm

CBSsportsline reports that Juan Pierre has a very real chance of being benched in favor of Andre Ethier to start the season. What this tells me is that the left field spot is a battle between pierre and ethier and Kemp is to start everyday in right field. Great news for Kemp owners who will watch him take their teams to the title after using a late mid round pick on him.
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Re: Matt Kemp to play everyday

Postby West » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:47 pm

If the Dodgers don't trade Pierre, I think it will be a platoon in LF while Kemp will lose some time in RF to Ethier/Pierre if he ever slumps for any period of time. I still see him getting about 450 AB this year, too few for where some people have been taking him.
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Re: Matt Kemp to play everyday

Postby AussieDodger » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:03 pm

There is a difference between "should" and "is definitely going to".
Kemp and Ethier "should" get all the playing time, but Pierre "is definitely going to" get 300ish ABs.
I know all the educated people around here would banish Pierre to pinch-running, but Ned Colletti is not of the same mindset. And he is paying Pierre $8mil, and doesn't want to look like an idiot. (Too late).
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Re: Matt Kemp to play everyday

Postby Yoda » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:07 pm

I think everyone knows that Kemp, Jones and Ethier are the best three in the OF. However, there are other factors involved than just talent and production.

Pierre has been brutally bad but he is not this bad and would start for a lot of teams. As we saw with Hart in MIL, when there are viable options, then one bad slump could force Kemp to ride the pine and split playing time. It remains to be seen what actually happens.

In theory, yes, you would have Kemp playing everyday.
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Re: Matt Kemp (Merged)

Postby colt4523 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:01 pm

Well as far as opening day goes, Pierre will ride the pine. Hopefully it stays that way and they get rid of Juan.
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Re: Matt Kemp (Merged)

Postby byfrcp » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:04 pm

Kemp to bat 3rd on Opening Day ;-D
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Re: Matt Kemp (Merged)

Postby AussieDodger » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:13 pm

byfrcp wrote:Kemp to bat 3rd on Opening Day ;-D


Sweet ;-D
I saw him batting clean-up in ST box scores, I was hoping it was for reals.
I saw 8th spot being discussed somewhere :-t
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Re: Matt Kemp (Merged)

Postby hookem2003 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:11 am

That's great news. You don't platoon your 3 hole hitter.
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