We heard last week about the Yankees putting in a call to Anaheim to check on the availability of second baseman Howie Kendrick, and while there's been little indication thus far that the Angels are seriously considering moving Kendrick, he's a player worth pondering. 31-year-old player going on 32; .292/.332/.424 career hitter; .297/.347/.397 in 2014; inconsistent power, but good average and a relatively low K rate; almost universally regarded as an above-average defensive player by all kinds of metrics; noted Yankee killer. He's entering the final year of a 4-year deal that will pay him a modest $9.5 million and will become a free agent after the 2015 season.
There's a lot to like in Kendrick, least notably the "Yankee killer" status. To even suggest that the team should pursue a player simply because that player has performed well against them is preposterous. There's also the team's current situation with Martin Prado and Rob Refsnyder to consider. While second base is a position of need this offseason, the Yankees have multiple internal options to address it.
So the original question remains. Does Howie Kendrick do anything for you? If not, why not? if so, what would you be willing to give up to get him? Discuss.