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Matt Kemp- Back to platooning !

Postby J.C.Fighter » Sat May 17, 2008 5:44 pm

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Re: Matt Kemp- Back to platooning !

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat May 17, 2008 6:02 pm

hes not really platooning, hes getting a day off.
with Furcal out of the lineup Pierre is going to play everyday.
with the money they are paying Jones fair or not he is going to play on a regular basis.
today Sweeney is simply getting a game at DH.
between Kemp and Ethier, are you saying Kemp should play all the time and Ethier should be a bench player? Ethier is right there in production with Kemp.
(AVG) Kemp- .302/ Ethier- .298
(OBP) Kemp- .340/ Ethier- .371
(SLG) Kemp- .460/ Ethier- .463
(OPS) Kemp- .800/ Ethier- .833
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Re: Matt Kemp- Back to platooning !

Postby J.C.Fighter » Sat May 17, 2008 6:10 pm

hes not really platooning, hes getting a day off.
with Furcal out of the lineup Pierre is going to play everyday.
with the money they are paying Jones fair or not he is going to play on a regular basis.
today Sweeney is simply getting a game at DH.
between Kemp and Ethier, are you saying Kemp should play all the time and Ethier should be a bench player? Ethier is right there in production with Kemp.
(AVG) Kemp- .302/ Ethier- .298
(OBP) Kemp- .340/ Ethier- .371
(SLG) Kemp- .460/ Ethier- .463
(OPS) Kemp- .800/ Ethier- .833



This is the 2nd time this week that Kemp is getting "a day off" !!! C'mon now

Having Sweeney DH today makes absolutely NO SENSE
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Re: Matt Kemp- Back to platooning !

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat May 17, 2008 6:16 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:hes not really platooning, hes getting a day off.
with Furcal out of the lineup Pierre is going to play everyday.
with the money they are paying Jones fair or not he is going to play on a regular basis.
today Sweeney is simply getting a game at DH.
between Kemp and Ethier, are you saying Kemp should play all the time and Ethier should be a bench player? Ethier is right there in production with Kemp.
(AVG) Kemp- .302/ Ethier- .298
(OBP) Kemp- .340/ Ethier- .371
(SLG) Kemp- .460/ Ethier- .463
(OPS) Kemp- .800/ Ethier- .833

He's not platooning.

Wait, he is platooning with Ethier, and it's the right choice since their production is about equal.

Make up your mind! Personally, I think benching Ethier is the best choice (assuming that Andruw's contract keeps him in the starting lineup), and not only because Ethier's on my opponent's team next week.
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Re: Matt Kemp- Back to platooning !

Postby BJSFAN123 » Sat May 17, 2008 6:21 pm

Sweeney the DH over Kemp? Torre :-t
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Re: Matt Kemp- Back to platooning !

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat May 17, 2008 6:46 pm

in real baseball bench players are important. Sweeney hasnt had a start since May 1.
today is a good time to give him a start at DH.
i wouldnt classify Kemp/Ethier as a platoon. its not like theyre splitting time between RH/LH pitchers.
why should Kemp start over Ethier? alot of people seem to have a hard on for Kemp, but want to push Ethier aside like hes nothing. personally i think the Dodgers were stupid for signing Jones and that both Ethier and Kemp deserve to be starting. it would have been better if they could have traded Pierre, but that didnt happen.
Torre has a tough job finding AB for both Kemp and Ethier while still getting other players theyre playing time.
not only are Kemp and Ethier similar production this season, they have similar numbers for their careers..
Kemp- .309 AVG/ .343 OBP/ .487 SLG/ .830 OPS
Ethier- .296 AVG/ .359 OBP/ .464 SLG/ .823 OPS

it would be nice if the Dodgers could trade one of Pierre or Ethier.
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Re: Matt Kemp- Back to platooning !

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sat May 17, 2008 7:31 pm

With Furcal out, we've needed to find Juan Pierre's bat in the lineup and Joe tends to ride his patience in veterans, which is why he's oddly having Andruw try to shake off his struggles by playing everyday. :-[

That said, I don't think we'll see a return to the platoon system for Kemp.
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Re: Matt Kemp- Back to platooning !

Postby whatisit » Sat May 17, 2008 10:13 pm

so what is going to happen to juan once furcal is back? furcal is due back wednesday right? is he no longer going to play everyday?
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Re: Matt Kemp- Back to platooning !

Postby jsphlly » Sun May 18, 2008 12:47 am

Slappy McPopups and Anboooo Jones stink.
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Re: Matt Kemp- Back to platooning !

Postby JasonSeahorn » Sun May 18, 2008 12:54 am

Maybe you guys should start a "Fear & Loathing in Los Angeles" thread :-b
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