Matt Kemp is throwing all kind of shade at the Dodgers- and he’s doing it without saying one word. He’s staying classy and letting his bat do all the talking.
Despite trade rumors surrounding the outfielder’s name, Kemp appeared to be unfazed and unbothered on Tuesday night; well, at least physically. Kemp went ballistic blasting two 2-run home runs contributing big time to the Dodgers 8-4 victory over a firm and stable Atlanta Braves team.
It certainly looked like Kemp is more comfortable in right field than left field. Or perhaps the surgeries he had last year has finally healed and he’s regaining his confidence. He did show signs of the old Kemp, who was known as beast mode and played with an attitude.
This was by far one of the most attractive performances by Kemp this season. But was it impressive enough for the Dodgers to demolish any trade rumors involving Kemp? According to Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, those rumors are really just internet rumors.
“There are so many rumors nowadays with so much social media and guys basically throwing stuff against the wall, it seems like,” Mattingly said. “You’ve got to be ready to play, keep it simple, and Matt’s done a nice job of handling that.”
Kemp refused to discuss any trade talk.
“I’ve talked about rumors. I’m not talking about any trade right now. I’m with the Dodgers.”
The Dodgers will have to make a tough decision when it comes to their 29-year-old right fielder. Kemp pretty much gave them a glance of what they’ll be missing if they decide to cut ties with him.
The one thing the Dodgers don’t want to do is tamper with something that’s working in their favor. And right now the Dodgers are playing some of their best baseball. After trying multiple scenarios, Mattingly finally found one that works, and Kemp happens to be apart it. The a Dodgers have win four games and own the No. 1 spot in the NL West.
“The way the team is playing, I’d be surprised if anybody is traded. But you never know,” outfielder Carl Crawford said. “I thought I was stuck in Boston for seven years. I was out of there in a year and half.”
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