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Monday, November 14, 2011

Dodgers Long-Term Kemp, Sign Ellis

Only one of these deals is a good one, unfortunately, as the Dodgers lock up Matt Kemp in an 8 year/$160M deal supposed to be announced at the dedication of a Dodger Dream Field in Compton.

The other deal, unfortunately, looks like a real dud, with Mark Ellis getting badly overpaid to the tune of 2 years/$8.75M. There's really no justification for this level of compensation, especially for an essentially just-over-replacement level player. On the other hand, Fangraphs says his value last year was $6M combined to the A's and Rockies, which says something about teams willing to pony up for mediocre bats up the middle.

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Matt Kemp in my eyes deserves this type of deal because of what he has done. I thought Ethier would be the guy to step up, but Matt Kemp took the roll. He is a true LA man and I'm excited for next season for him. We got a good group for a bankrupt team. I don't know anything about Mark Ellis, so I would say anything about his contract until I have an idea of what kind of player he is

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