When a Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Matt Kemp from a Atlanta Braves during a offseason, they were really transparent that a trade was done for financial reasons. It was reputed doubtful that Kemp would be with a classification once Spring Training began.
And it was deliberate even reduction expected that he would be partial of a Dodgers’ Opening Day roster. But due to a concern of his contract, disappearing invulnerability and unsuitable prolongation in new seasons, a Dodgers were incompetent to trade Kemp.
So he reported to stay with a Dodgers for a initial time given 2014. Any awkwardness fast gave approach to pleasing interactions as Kemp sported a team-first opinion and renewed outlook.
That’s been notwithstanding doubt still surrounding Kemp’s station with a Dodgers. Manager Dave Roberts has done it transparent a 33-year-old is not guaranteed anything and he is competing with others for time in left field.
That foe is something Kemp pronounced he’s entirely embraced, according to David Vassegh of AM 570 L.A. Sports:
Kemp came into stay with a opposite mindset than he’s had in new years: “Yeah, I’m competing, we haven’t had to contest for a pursuit in a prolonged time, though we like to be in that mindset.” #Dodgers
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) March 11, 2018
In 10 games so distant this spring, Kemp is 11-for-26 (.423 batting average) with a team-leading 4 home runs to go along with 7 RBI and 6 runs scored. He went 3-for-3 with a home run in Sunday’s 13-7 win over a Colorado Rockies.
While a trade is still possible, deliberation Kemp’s value might be going adult as he continues to infer he can still perform, it might really good be that a Dodgers elect to keep his energy bat in their lineup.
Kemp’s categorical foe in left margin is Andrew Toles, nonetheless he is a maladroit hitter so they can form a healthy crew if that’s what Roberts and a front bureau confirm to go with.