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A's met with Berkman, not Dunn

Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:31 pm
Edited on: December 1, 2010 4:46 pm
Dunn The San Francisco Chronicle has revealed that Adam Dunn met with the Athletics Tuesday in Houston.

Dunn is seeking a four-year deal north of $60 million, which may price Oakland out. However, if Dunn finds the market not to his liking, the A's may be able to play ball with a reduced price tag.

Further holding Oakland back is Dunn's preferring to play the field, not DH.

The A's also met with Lance Berkman, who they are targeting very seriously to fill that DH role.

-- Evan Brunell

UPDATE: The San Francisco Chronicle 's Susan Slusser tweets that her report was inaccurate, the team didn't meet with Dunn, they are targeting Lance Berkman as their designated hitter. Slusser notes the team is "in" on Dunn, but focused on Berkman.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 6:48 pm

A's met with Berkman, not Dunn

So Slusser got her own story wrong. Hmm, That's quite hilarious. Next she will say that the A's are planning to meet with Manny Ramirez's agent. Regardless of the inaccuracy of her story A's fans have to wonder why Beane would sign Berkman, who can field, but can't hit or Dunn who can hit, but can't field. Why don't the A's sign a player who can hit for power and play outfield well. It is not as hard as people think it is. The A's are making a serious push to take the division crown from the Rangers (not that hard because Rangers will regress the next season like they always do......) so they do have the money to sign a good player...and not an aging player. Signing has beens have not worked out well for the A's. 

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:18 pm

A's talk to Dunn about DH

He should DH. He a liability anywhere in the field, and by no means should he ever return to the outfield. First base....maybe, but even that's pushing it. Look how many good first basemen help infielders on their teams. How much better are the Yankees with Tex than they were with Tin Man Giambi over at first. Dunn can help teams because his homers leave any park but the older he gets the worse he'll be in the field.

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