Never mind the .253 average, tied for this career low, as well as the barely-above-average 104 OPS+; Matt Kemp, according to John Heyman, thinks he's worth a long-term deal at $11M/year:
Heyman hears that Matt Kemp is seeking a deal with the Dodgers similar to Nick Markakis' contract. Markakis inked a six-year, $66MM extension with the O's in January of 2009. In fact, as a center fielder with power, Kemp sees himself as more valuable. However, the soon-to-be 26-year-old knows that he won't get that kind of deal with the Dodgers.
That seems a wee bit excessive for the team's runaway leader in strikeouts, no? (Kemp is only 40 Ks behind league leader Mark Reynolds, at 182.)