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Dunn says he will DH: "My options are awesome"

Posted on: July 30, 2010 4:24 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2010 6:17 pm
 

Washington slugger Adam Dunn, subject of raging trade speculation as the Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants and others attempt to acquire him, is in the Washington lineup tonight and says he's amenable to going to an American League team to DH.

Dunn just finished speaking with reporters before heading out for batting practice, and colleague Danny Knobler is in D.C. for tonight's Roy Oswalt debut.

Here's what Danny passes along from Dunn:

"My options are awesome," said Dunn, who notoriously in the past has said he is not interested in being a designated hitter and prefers to stay in the NL.

Even if he's dealt to the AL and is asked to DH for the rest of the season?

"This will be a DH situation for two months," said Dunn, a free agent at season's end. "It's not career-ending."

Dunn, in good humor, also had a great line when asked his feelings about going to the White Sox if Chicago GM Kenny Williams is able to build the right package around pitcher Edwin Jackson.

"I like their uniforms," Dunn said. "I like black."

When the session ended, several reporters covering the Nationals shook Dunn's hand and wished him well.

"I'm not going anywhere," Dunn responded. "I'll see you guys after the game."

He may wind up being right or, at the very least, right for right now.

Even with fewer than 24 hours remaining before Saturday's 4 p.m. trade deadline, the Nationals are holding steady and not on the verge of dealing him.

"Suffice to say, he's a very popular player right now," Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo said during batting practice before the Nats-Phillies game.

As for the Nationals' high asking price, Rizzo said: "I will come to the price we set or we won't trade him. The price will not come down."

Comments

Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2010 1:40 pm
 

Dunn says he will DH: "My options are awesome"

Why are people so hung up on strikeouts? It's an out, like a ground out, pop out and so on. Isn't baseball about production? Would people be happier if a player struck out 3 times in a year and grounded out 150 more times? I don't care how my guy gets out. I'll take 1-5 with four strikeouts and a 3-run homer over 4-4 with 4 singles and no rbi any day. I know there can be production acquired while making an out by putting the ball in play. There are also many times when a double play is created.  Player A= .214 avg, 54 runs, 23 HR, 68 RBI and 110 K's or Player B=.318 avg, 46 runs, 5 HR, 37 RBI, 47 K? Who would you rather have? I guess not many people would like player A because of all those K's and that low batting average, right? Wrong, you would have to be crazy not to take player A (Carlos Pena) over player B (David DeJesus) regardless of those scary strikeout numbers!!



Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2010 9:59 am
 

Dunn says he will DH: "My options are awesome"

Sox need to get this guy...as a die hard sox fan I realize the fact we do not have a big lefty stick in the lineup.  You need to have this come playoff time.  Take a look at what happen to the Cubs a few years back.  This guy will help solidify the lineup and offer us protection if Carlos Quentin goes down...which is highly likely.  I would throw Mark Teahan into to this trade and pickup 50% of his salary.  I do not want to see this guy on the field again this year.

Go Sox!!!



Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2010 8:19 am
 

Dunn says he will DH: "My options are awesome"

I read all these posts about Dunn making a team better and I just have to shake my head.  I painfully watched the guy play in Cincinnati for too many seasons.  He has nothing to offer a winning team.  He strikes out a lot and unlike other good players with high K's, his come when they matter.  (Bases loaded, two outs.  Runners in scoring position, one out. Etc.)  Also, most of his home runs in Cincy came when they didn't matter....he is the king of hitting solo shots when his team is up 8-1 or down 10-2. 

As far as young prospects, the Reds got rid of Dunn and Jr. Griffey and let their prospects play (Bruce, Stubbs, and Votto) and all of sudden they are in contention for a playoff spot on July 31.  It would be wise to hold on to a four or five tool prospect instead of wasting them on someone who has never played for a winner.

I know everyone wants to make a splash at the trade deadline, but Dunn's attributes would make him a sprinkle at best.



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2010 12:44 am
 

Dunn says he will DH: "My options are awesome"

Tiger fan here who is desperate for any hitter. Preferably lefty. Chisox get Dunn our season is done. Love to have Dunn and willing to trade Jackson and a couple pitchers. Was gonna say Galarraga but he may be dunn for the season too. WOWWWW what a disasterous July. GL Sox. Don't let the twinkies in.



Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2010 12:33 am
 

Dunn says he will DH: "My options are awesome"

"if the sox want to relive that they need another left handed bat". "Anyone who says Kotsay or Andruw Jones both barely batting over .200 is good enough. That will equal a team just out of the playoffs or a first round exit."

2005 consisted of a team without a .285 hitter and most batted under .250! WTF do accumalitive stats mean?

The '05 lineup was 1. Pods 2. Iguchi 3. Dye 4. Konerko 5. Everett 6. Rowand 7. AJ 8. Crede 9. Uribe

Where's the left handed bat?

"Pitching is what won them the Championship with timely hitting"

No crap, I said that. "Pitching, making the plays and "Timely", not quantity hitting wins championships. Dunn doesn't fit any of those categories.  Obviously I was referring to how the '05 team and the '02 Angels, '03 Marlins won a ring.

You just said the same thing I did, thanks for re-enforcing my point. Except I strongly disagree with adding a lineup clogger that misses the ball too often. If you watched the Sox play, you would see that Kotsay gives an awesome AB almost every time, he's hit into bad luck and plays phenomenal at First Base and is a great clubhouse guy. He's really part of our success, not holding us down. 40-19 last 59. We're good to go with what we have and we have a pesky, well balanced 1-9 lineup, solid rotation and a deep as well as nasty bullpen.

I know my baseball Snake. We're not in the steroid era anymore.




Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2010 11:46 pm
 

Dunn says he will DH: "My options are awesome"

Wow your not a true sox fan if you think that is what won the 2005 world series. Yes they changed to small ball but the main reason they won was their pitching. Buerhle, Contreras, Garcia and Garland were lights out in the playoffs. Also Jenks was just nasty in his rookie season. Pitching is what won them the Championship with timely hitting. Not to forget that Rowand in CF and Crede at 3b were two of the best fielders at their positions that year. That was a beautiful season, if the sox want to relive that they need another left handed bat. Whether its Dunn or someone else. Anyone who says Kotsay or Andruw Jones both barely batting over .200 is good enough. That will equal a team just out of the playoffs or a first round exit.


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Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 10:32 pm
 

Dunn says he will DH: "My options are awesome"

As a White Sox fan, I don't want Adam Dunn. There is enough power on the roster and too much is a bad thing. Being a Sox fan for my lifetime has taught me that.

Early 2000 teams of Frank, Konerko, Maggs, Carlos, and Valentin all cranking 30 HR's a year DIDN'T WIN SQUAT! Replacing 4 of them with Scott Podsednik, Carl Everett, Juan Uribe and a guy coming off a nasty broken knee (Dye) sure did!!!

The Sox ALREADY are a World Series contender, seriously Adam Dunn makes them one? You are smoking crack. There is more to a ballplayer than his statistics. Some guys are better than their stats and some are worse. Dunn is definitely worse and needs to go to a team desperate for a slugger, the White Sox should not feel that way. 

Pitching, making the plays and "Timely", not quantity hitting wins championships. Dunn doesn't fit any of those categories.

Please Kenny, pass!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2010 7:47 pm
 

Scott Miller is bush league.

Scott Miller and CBS.Sportsline is a joke. I criticize Miller for sloppy writing in another error-filled thread, and my rating immediately drops from 99 to 79. Lol. Funny stuff from a bush league.



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 7:46 pm
 

Dunn says he will DH: "My options are awesome"

How many times does Adam Dunn strike-out every year? About as many times as Ryan Howard, Mark Reynolds, Justin Upton and David Wright. I don't hear people piling on them about their K rate.


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