208 Games 4.9 WAR
179 Games 2.9 WAR
Past two seasons...
I feel the only reason Colletti is enticed into fielding offers for Kemp is that he saw what Ellsbury got on the open market. His selling point is you can take a chance on him and you have a better/equal player as Ellsbury, he's younger and he'll come at half the price. The risk being his injury history.
2011 was his best season, and everyone remembers that...
Again, we're just going off his 2011 is his standard year. How do we know that wasn't a career year and he goes back to 2009 Kemp? Or even 2010 Kemp?
2011 was a career year, but you wouldn't want 2009 Kemp?
Yankees gave Ellsbury all that money based on a 2011 career year, an injury filled 2012 and a 2013 year that is in line with Kemps 2009 year...
Also, I don't necessarily think you have to force Kemp into a corner outfield position.
I'm banking on Kemp coming back healthy in 2014. No need to trade him for peanuts.