Matt KempLos Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has been mostly in the news lately for his possible relationship with reality TV star Khloe Kardashian. In early December, Kemp saw his name in several trade rumors as the Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox were all connected to the 29-year-old outfielder.

Kemp was approached by paparazzi yesterday morning to talk about how he’s feeling after ankle surgery and of course, his relationship with Kardashian since Dodger fans fear he could have another down year due to his personal life.

However, Kemp was also interviewed by ESPN.com reporter Michelle Marie and talked about how excited he was for the 2014 season and his thoughts about Yasiel Puig. It’s clear that Kemp looks at Puig’s energy as something that not only the Dodgers need, but also baseball needs.

Here’s more from the interview with Kemp, who again isn’t wearing a walking boot on his surgically repaired ankle:

Along with serious questions about his physical status and trade rumors, Kemp was asked some lighter questions in the interview. A basketball player growing up, he was asked to pick two out of three: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan while also picking his two favorite nicknames.

Here’s what Kemp had to say about the two topics:

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  1. Andrew

    I tried crying it out with my first dauegthr, when that didn’t work after 10 nights, i used Elizabeth Pantley’s No Cry Sleep Solution Book. That worked for her. EP helps with night sleeping even if you are co-sleeping. She would sleep worse if we co-slept, so we never did. My second dauegthr just slept through at 7weeks, no crying tried or needed. My son was colicky but around 10 weeks he stopped being colicky (baby chiropractor-another crazy story) and then stopped eating at night when I went to him. It seemed to wake him more when I went in. So for two nights I let him CIO (after listening to him cry with colic for 4-6 hrs per afternoon/evening while I was holding him for 6 weeks, this wasn’t as hard, I had become numb to it). He’s slept through the night since. Every child is different. You have to do what feels right to you, and what you can live with. Something you never would have ever tried with one, you’ll try with the next because you need it or, in this case they need it, (as you fee for safety). Listening deeply to your mothering voice, while keeping a sane marriage and mind, is not easy. Trying to decipher the cries is also important. You can tell the difference between a it would be nice to get picked up now and a I NEED YOU AND I NEED YOU NOW . My best advice is to come up with a plan and stick with it, otherwise you’ll both get snippy with each other in the middle of the night when you had different expectation for and from each other. Wishing you the best, the good news is she has shown you that she CAN do it by sleeping 8 hrs. Sometimes an earlier bedtime can also help with a longer night of sleep, weird as that sounds. There is a window of sleepy time (I learned a lot from the book Healthy Sleep Happy Baby . We also use Baby white noise machines from Brookstone for all 3 kids. Much Love!

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