Donnie, Davey Lopes and even Clayton Kershaw seem to like Andre Ethier in CF better than Matt Kemp. Could it be there will be a platoon in LF with Kemp and Crawford? I can’t see Mattingly putting Puig and his arm in LF. On the other hand, I suspect Kemp will play CF against tough LH pitchers. If he could just hit lefties better…
Matt Kemp is almost 30. It’s time for him to just steal a few bases a year and not play with reckless abandon so that he can stay in the lineup. I do expect him to be a BIG factor in the playoffs.
I have read a lot of dialogue about how badly Edison Volquez pitched Wednesday. Let me remind you that it was in Coors and I actually thought he pitched pretty good. You don’t get much movement on your pitches in Coors. The guy has good stuff, and he has always been full of potential. Maybe Honeycutt can tap it. I’d try and sign him over the winter. He could be an excellent #5.
P.S. I cannot understand why people were so worked up about Ned getting Michael Young. How can it hurt getting a professional hitter like that. Silly stat nerds!