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Dunn an option for reeling Tigers?

Posted on: July 26, 2010 5:21 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2010 8:54 pm
Adam Dunn The Nationals and White Sox have apparently been locked in a stalemate over Washington outfielder Adam Dunn for the past week, the Nationals not backing down on their demand that Chicago include Gordon Beckham or Carlos Quentin. The Nationals, meanwhile, have sent out word that they're working on an extension with Dunn and will just keep him unless they are overwhelmed by an offer.

Entering the fray: The injury-stung Tigers, who suffered their most damaging blow Saturday when Magglio Ordonez broke his ankle. William Ladson of reported Monday that the Tigers have "great interest" in Dunn.

The question is whether the Tigers, two games back in the American League Central, are now desperate enough to pay the Nationals' price. Lynn Henning of the Detroit News thinks the Tigers can make the deal without surrendering top pitching prospects Jacob Turner and Andy Oliver, but that seems like a longshot considering the hard line the Nationals have been taking.

In addition to trying to make the playoffs, Henning points to another motivation the Tigers have to get a strong hitter: Miguel Cabrera's chase for a Triple Crown. Cabrera is currently leading the AL in RBI and is second in average and home runs, but with nobody left to protect him in the middle of the lineup, he's not going to see many good pitches unless reinforcements arrive. Dunn would be a heck of a reinforcement.

-- David Andriesen

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Dunn an option for reeling Tigers?

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Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2010 1:50 am

Dunn an option for reeling Tigers?

I agree. And Williams is always throwing around young talent at the trade deadline so I believe it will be Beckham for Dunn. Great trade for the Nats if they can swing it. They can turn around and resign Dunn in the off-season. Williams cant seem to help himself come deadline time. I see Detroit adding Cliff Lee next year. I dont see him headed to the Yankees. I see them resigning Pettite before another 25mil pitcher. Nobody will take AJ with his salary to make up for it either.

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 7:23 pm

Dunn an option for reeling Tigers?

Lynn Henning is an idiot.  I wouldn't listen to a word he says.  

Dombrowski and Leyland know with the injuries they have suffered in the past week and a half and so-so pitching, they are better off hanging tight and seeing what happens.  TONS of money comes off the payroll after this year (Robertson, Willis, Bonderman, and Ordonez) and they will be in a position to land a #2 or #3 starter to go behind Verlander and Scherzer, as well as a couple of high impact position players (C, 3B, and/or RF).  Illitch has never been afraid to spend money as long as he feels he has a legitimate shot at winning.  With all the money coming off the books and a couple of good pitching prospects (Turner specifically), the future could be bright for Detroit and the management knows it.

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