Matt Kemp is ridiculous, and thanks to Kemp- my fantasy team has gotten off to a hot start. The Los Angeles Dodgers have also gotten off to a pretty good start themselves and you can thank the best player in the NL, and maybe in all of baseball- yup- I’m talking about Matt Kemp. Surprised?
What I can’t figure out, is why teams are still pitching to the guy. You would think that they would want to take their shots with Andre Ethier and James Loney before pitching to Kemp, but nope. Teams are still challenging him, and losing most of the team. So why is that? Why pitch to him? Is it because if you walk him he’ll steal 2nd and 3rd? Is it because they’re that afraid of Ethier? Come on. Who would be afraid of those guys?
Matt Kemp is on a pace that hasn’t been done very often. He’s hitting almost .500….FIVE HUNDRED. Is that even possible? I can’t even hit .500 in MLB the show 2012, and even when I cheat I can’t .400! That shows you what Kemp is doing, and why it’s special.
If I’m any pitcher in baseball, I would bowl the ball up to the plate and tell him to take first. If you’re a manager, do you even bother? I would immediately pull a guy for challenging Matt Kemp in any situation.
And we thought Barry Bonds was dangerous? Well it’s time for Kemp to get that treatment.
Then again, let’s not. For the sake of my fantasy team. Continue to be stupid NL, it will win me some money.