• Braves not looking to move Kemp, Markakis, Inciarte

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves under John Hart and John Coppolella have finalized major trades immediately after baseball’s general managers meetings two years in a row. Now they’re attending their third together in the city where their first big trade was hatched: Jason Heyward to St. Louis four days after the..." November 07

  • Braves to Kemp: Get in better shape

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves have told new left fielder Matt Kemp that he needs to get in better physical shape to reach his potential, general manager John Coppolella said during an interview with MLB Network Radio. “We see Matt Kemp as a player with a big upside,” Coppolella said. “He’s 31-years old. He is not..." August 21

  • Braves want Kemp to lose weight

    Today's Knuckleball "The Atlanta Braves are said to have concerns about Matt Kemp’s weight and will likely encourage an offseason workout program to get him back to his halcyon days. Weight loss was already on Kemp‘s own to-do list, say people close to him, so he and the team are on the same page. Kemp is listed..." August 12

  • Padres chairman calls Kemp's letter to Braves fans 'bunch of b.s.'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Executive Chairman Ron Fowler is the unscripted, unrestrained and unwavering voice of the plan the Padres began selling to ticket holders Wednesday night. The late-afternoon gathering at Petco Park started as a “town hall” meeting for fans following the dizzying selloff of recent months. The..." August 04

  • Braves gamble on Kemp’s remaining value in salary dump trade with Padres

    SI "Proving that there is no such thing as an untradeable contract, two of the worst contracts in baseball were traded for each other Saturday evening as the Padres sent rightfielder Matt Kemp and a reported $10.5 million to the Braves in return for agreeing to eat the nearly $30 million remaining on..." July 31

  • Padres and Braves have discussed trade for Matt Kemp

    Talking Chop "Earlier today, the Braves search for offense, in particular out of the catcher’s position, led to rumors that they were interested in a possible reunion with Brian McCann as discussions with the Yankees, at least the introductory ones, took place. As it turns out, other teams are looking to..." July 30

  • Padres, Braves nearing Kemp-Olivera trade

    San Diego Union-Tribune "With less than 48 hours until Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the Padres and Braves are nearing a deal that would send outfielder Matt Kemp to Atlanta for infielder-outfielder Hector Olivera, sources familiar with the discussions said Saturday. The exchange of bad contracts likely will..." July 30

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