It’s a slow week for real estate, so let’s mention the biggest news in San Diego today – the Padres made the trade for Matt Kemp:
Kemp carries significant risk. Over 2012 and 2013, he missed 145 games due to shoulder, hamstring and ankle injuries. Last season, he was moved from center field, struggled in left and eventually settled in right. At the plate, though, he began to recapture his form in the second half, hitting .309 with 17 home runs and 54 RBIs.
He should bring some real chemistry to the clubhouse too. Remember he was Dodger that was so bent out of shape about Greinke getting his collarbone broken that he went after Carlos Quentin in the tunnel after the game:
Quentin is on the Padres 2015 roster, and has an option for 2016. I wonder if they will be rooming together?