Looking at a possible trade target, in the OF.
and was in the running for the MVP award. he has consistently being a 3-WAR player for his career. This was also true last year when his slash line slumped:
but he still posted 2.3 WAR. That slash line slump has led the Dodgers to be unhappy with him, and they look ready to sell low.
Pros: Young talented hitter with power, OBP (apart from last year) and plus defense. Outfield of Cutch Tabata and Kemp would be very very good. Even in down year, valuable player; will be 26 and 27 in 2011-12, so major career year possibilities. No Doumit/GFJ/Scrappy/Moss in RF
Cons: possible high price tag. Only two years until FA. WIll earn 7 mil next year, possibly 10 mil + in 2010. Not a pitcher :)
What would it take to get Kemp? Would he be worth the price?