Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
They've got a nice top 3. Kershaw is obviously elite. Greinke is a good, albeit overrated, pitcher, and Ryu is a solid starter.
Their best reliever (Jansen) doesn't close, and there are a number of low character/malcontent guys on that team (Hanley, Beckett, Kemp) that makes the whole considerably less than the sum of the parts.
Kemp is not Malcontent or low Character. Dude's shoulder isnt healthy. He has no power on his swing before his hammy went down. He couldnt lift weights at all. Barely got the go ahead to play baseball right before spring training and never had a chance to strengthen it. Hopefully he is now that his hammy is hurt.
He was sucking it up bad, though.