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Why I'd Be Mad if I Were A Dodgers Fan

Matt Kemp is one of the top young hitters in baseball, and he posted an .894 OPS last year as a 22-year-old rookie. This year, he won a starting job out of camp (as he obviously should've). But it's only taken four games for the Dodgers to start benching him in favor of Juan Pierre. Four games! Kemp started the year 2-for-15, and that was all it took for Joe Torre to staple him to the bench both yesterday and today. The Dodgers have a ton of young talent and they seem determined to squander it.

The stupidity of those sorts of decisions is easier to see when it's not your team who does it. You know, maybe we (me, too) should stop piling on Adam LaRoche. He's played five games.