1. Padres Still Have Time on Their Side for Turnaround, but It's Dwindling Fast

    The hype machine is out of service. Disappointment has surpassed hope as the overwhelming emotion. A scapegoat has already been unfairly blamed because it was the easiest, most predictable target...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 2 months ago 3,861 reads 11 comments

  2. Matt Kemp's San Diego Era Beginning with Worst Year of His Career

    However many red flags might have existed were well disguised. Behind alleviating some payroll, clearing out a messy jam in the outfield and making way for prospect Joc ...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 3 months ago 13,068 reads 38 comments

  3. Are the Cubs or Padres the Bigger Threat to 2015 NL Hierarchy?

    It's not a stretch to say that each of the three divisions in the National League had a fairly clear presumptive favorite on paper entering the 2015 season. In the East, it's the rotation-rich Washington Nationals, even despite their slow start...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 5 months ago 8,305 reads 151 comments

  4. Makeovers Were the Rage This Offseason, and the Dodgers' Was the Best in Show

    For as wonderful as the World Series was, the three-and-a-half months that immediately followed were just as mesmerizing...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 5 months ago 16,441 reads 27 comments

  5. Predicting the National League West as Baseball's Best Division Is Not so Absurd

    Baseball has proved us all to be stupid time and time again. Not stupid in our intellect, but stupid in the way that we believe our intellect is so adept that we can predict what the hell will happen during the Major League Baseball season...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 7 months ago 12,229 reads 40 comments

  6. Padres' Offseason Overhaul Lacks Failing Stench of Recent Rebuilds

    This isn't our first rebuilding rodeo. The baseball-loving world has been in this exact position heading into spring training many times before, anticipating a team with a massive overhaul only to watch said team fizzle mightily during the season...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 7 months ago 11,660 reads 28 comments

  7. Biggest Winners and Losers from Dodgers Offseason

    There's less than three months remaining until Opening Day, and the Los Angeles Dodgers look decidedly different than they did at the beginning of the offseason...

    Nick Ostiller Written by Nick Ostiller about 8 months ago 6,840 reads 14 comments

  8. San Diego Padres: Exciting Offseason Does Not Guarantee Contention

    The San Diego Padres took the baseball world by surprise this offseason, as general manager A.J Preller was aggressive on the trade market in December...

    Heath Clary Written by Heath Clary about 8 months ago 2,186 reads 0 comments

  9. Will Padres' Upton-Kemp-Myers Push to Win Now Pay off Big or Backfire?

    If it wasn't obvious before, it certainly is now: The San Diego Padres are going for it in 2015. Like, really going for it, so much so that they have acquired an entirely new ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 80,714 reads 140 comments

  10. MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Rumors Surrounding Atlanta Braves and Matt Kemp Deal

    Still months away from the start of the MLB season, teams are looking to make huge deals ahead of spring training. A myriad of stars have been moved already, so no players are safe this offseason...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 9 months ago 11,016 reads 1 comments

  11. Reassessing the Dodgers' Offseason Plan and Breaking Down What's Next

    It didn't take long for the Los Angeles Dodgers ' new front office to leave its mark on the city and franchise this offseason...

    Nick Ostiller Written by Nick Ostiller about 9 months ago 6,965 reads 9 comments

  12. Dodgers' Flurry of Moves Is Making Them Better Now and in the Long Term

    The moves made in San Diego left Los Angeles stunned, confused and even angry last week. The new Los Angeles Dodgers front office made drastic roster changes at the MLB winter meetings, pulling off five moves involving 16 players...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 9 months ago 10,663 reads 17 comments

  13. Grading the Los Angeles Dodgers' Offseason Post-Winter Meetings

    A+ No, seriously. A+. Catcher has been upgraded, shortstop has been upgraded, second base has been upgraded, depth has been added, and essentially all it cost was Matt Kemp and a left-handed pitching prospect named Tom Windle...

    Seth Victor Written by Seth Victor about 9 months ago 19,704 reads 50 comments

  14. Matt Kemp Poised to Continue Career Rebirth Away from Los Angeles

    Andrew Friedman and the Los Angeles Dodgers do know that you can still make trades once the winter meetings are over, right? The team's new president of baseball operations has ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 9 months ago 8,493 reads 27 comments

  15. Matt Kemp to Padres: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is bound for San Diego, in return for a package of players headlined by catcher Yasmani Grandal. Continue for updates. Amount Dodgers Will Pay Kemp Revealed Sunday, Dec...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 9 months ago 258,683 reads 257 comments

  16. MLB Trade Rumors: Winter Meetings Rumblings on Matt Kemp, Cole Hamels and More

    The San Francisco Giants currently have a target on their backs after winning the World Series. In the winter meetings, everyone has a chance to start building toward taking down the champions...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 9 months ago 2,292 reads 0 comments

  17. MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Winter Meeting Talks on Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, More

    The start of the MLB season is still months away, but rumors surrounding some of the biggest stars are already getting chaotic. No player is safe during the winter meetings, including some of the most notable names for franchises...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 9 months ago 1,616 reads 0 comments

  18. Matt Kemp Is Key High-Risk, High-Reward Trade Target in Weakened Hitting Market

    Trading for Matt Kemp shouldn't feel like an equivalent to hitting on 17 in blackjack. And yet, there are a few good reasons for why it does. We'll get to that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 20,397 reads 46 comments

  19. Matt Kemp Will Be the Prize at the Offense-Starved Winter Meetings

    Prizes are only as valuable as the people who covet them. That is why the first month-plus of Major League Baseball’s offseason has been a slugfest for those who slug...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 9 months ago 28,960 reads 64 comments

  20. Would Blockbuster Matt Kemp Trade Be Enough for Padres to Make NL West Push?

    After looking up at the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in the NL West in 2014, the San Diego Padres are giving off strong signals that they mean to level the playing field this winter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 20,254 reads 68 comments

  21. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Pre-Winter Meetings Buzz

    If Major League Baseball's hot stove isn't yet at a full boil, it soon will be, what with the annual rumor-and-speculation fest that is the winter meetings, which get underway Sunday, Dec...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 9 months ago 53,107 reads 48 comments

  22. 'Mystery' Dodgers Flexing Their Resources with Last-Minute Push for Jon Lester

    Right on cue, here come the big, bad Los Angeles Dodgers , swagger in tow and checkbook in hand. The Dodgers had been a team dismissed in the rumors swirling around Jon Lester ...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 9 months ago 22,834 reads 90 comments

  23. Best Potential Matt Kemp and Justin Upton Trade Packages and Landing Spots

    Justin Upton and Matt Kemp should probably keep their phones nearby. The outfielders have been two of the most talked-about players in MLB trade rumors this offseason...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 9 months ago 37,528 reads 78 comments

  24. Seattle Mariners: How to Acquire Matt Kemp, Justin Upton or Yoenis Cespedes

    The Seattle Mariners need a cleanup hitter. What position that hitter plays remains to be seen. The club was reportedly interested in shortstop Hanley Ramirez, but it lost out on the former Dodger when he signed with the Red Sox ...

    Ben Rosener Written by Ben Rosener about 9 months ago 3,312 reads 0 comments

  25. Trade Market for Big-Hitting Outfielders Is Just Warming Up

    Major League Baseball is in an era of offensive depression , and teams in search of a boost don’t have the plethora of options they did in eras past...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 10 months ago 47,773 reads 34 comments