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Kemp likes San Diego's 'chill' factor

LOS ANGELES--As the San Diego Padres were preparing to introduce Matt Kemp as their new star attraction Friday, Andrew Friedman explained the Los Angeles Dodgers' polarizing decision to trade the two-time All-Star. Friedman, the Dodgers' president of baseball operations, laughed when told on a conference call that he would be hated by fans if his recent deals don't work out. "Not any more than we'll hate ourselves," he said. Asked if he had any reservations about trading a player as popular as Kemp, Friedman replied, "Sure. He was a really popular player because of how gifted he is offensively. We get it. I have a lot of respect for what he can do in the batter's box. You have to give ...

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