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Kemp scuffling with Class A Quakes

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07:21 AM ET 09.03 | Despite what manager Don Mattingly says about them, Matt Kemp's Class A Rancho Cucamonga stats are gaining the wrong kind of attention. "[Hitting coach Mark McGwire] and I watched tape and he doesn't look that far off," Mattingly said of Kemp, whose 0-for-4 Monday brought his total to 0-for-14 with seven strikeouts in what started as a rehab for a sprained left ankle but has become a rehab of his bat. "I know he's not getting hits and he's striking out, but it looks like it's just repetition and at-bats. Just a little time. His health and the way he looks is fine, other than not getting the results." Mattingly all but ruled out Kemp joining the Dodgers in Colorado. The next series is in Cincinnati, but Kemp is likely to continue the rehab with the Quakes.

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September 3, 2013  08:57 AM ET

If I am the Dodgers organization I think I would send Kemp to a eye specialist since he is having trouble hitting batting type pitching he is not seeing in Class A.

September 3, 2013  10:04 AM ET

This is just a lost season for the guy. He hasn't been healthy all season.

September 3, 2013  01:43 PM ET

$160 million just does not go as far as it used to. Luckily for the Dodgers he only has $130 million left on the contract.

September 3, 2013  02:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

$160 million just does not go as far as it used to. Luckily for the Dodgers he only has $130 million left on the contract.

Good thing! ;^)

September 3, 2013  04:15 PM ET

" Rancho Cucamonga? "..Thought that was in the frozen section by the chimichangas. Or maybe a Mexican gaaay dude ranch.

September 3, 2013  05:41 PM ET

HE IS WHAT HE IS!!! ONE SEASON WONDER!!! OVERPAID AND OVERRATED!!!! THE DOGERS WILL WIN WITHOUT HIM!!!!

September 3, 2013  07:47 PM ET

Kemp's ego gets in his way.

September 3, 2013  07:56 PM ET

You know what they say about having your picture on the cover of SI.

September 3, 2013  11:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

HE IS WHAT HE IS!!! ONE SEASON WONDER!!! OVERPAID AND OVERRATED!!!! THE DOGERS WILL WIN WITHOUT HIM!!!!

Way to pop your cherry dude. In all caps.

 
September 4, 2013  01:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

$160 million just does not go as far as it used to. Luckily for the Dodgers he only has $130 million left on the contract.

The pressure of this kind of contract is what PEDS are all about. They'll work in a pinch

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