Monday, November 14, 2011
Dodgers Long-Term Kemp, Sign Ellis
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.