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The best player in baseball (according to Joe Torre)

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08:10 AM ET 04.11 | In addition to the positive energy from a new ownership group and a sparkling 4-1 record after five games, the Dodgers earned some individual praise this week. Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre declared Matt Kemp, the team's All-Star center fielder, the best player in baseball before the Dodgers home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, although Torre did add a qualifier. "Because of (Kemp's) age (27) and everything else, he is probably the best player in the game at this point," said Torre. ... Torre managed Kemp for three seasons with the Dodgers, the last of which was tumultuous as Kemp's offensive production dropped off precipitously and the mega-talented outfielder seemed to sulk at times.

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April 11, 2012  08:42 AM ET
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Homerism?????????????????? Soitenly............................

That's right up your alley.

April 11, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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Beast-mode needs to be more consistent and less of a pain in the ****, sorry Joe I disagree

What's up with this 11:05AM game today?

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April 11, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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Beast-mode needs to be more consistent and less of a pain in the ****, sorry Joe I disagree

How come your not over on the Greinke thread?

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April 11, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Sorry dude, the best player in all of baseball is Miguel Cabrera....period

April 11, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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Sorry dude, the best player in all of baseball is Miguel Cabrera....period

Period? Is that because you live in Michigan?

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April 11, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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Good morning Fellas!

I see the quality of the posters in this room just went way up.

April 11, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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I see the quality of the posters in this room just went way up.

People can see you.

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