Compare these guys below, both in their age 29 season:
Player A .290/.351/.349 0 HR, 59 SB, 80 R, 25 RBI
Player B .274/.348/.391 9 HR, 42 SB, 96 R, 57 RBI
Player B is obviously Bourn last year, a year in which he had more HR than in the previous 5 years combined. And no doubt that if all things equal Bourn is the better player here.
Player A is Scott Podsednick in 2005. Would anyone give anything close to $12M per to Pods?
H2H1 Champion 2011, 2012
Dynasty Runner up 2012