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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."

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Since: Jun 1, 2010
Posted on: July 30, 2010 6:56 pm
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Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2010 6:19 pm

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

Hell, I'd sign him for 3 years.  The guys been nothing but consistent.  He's been absolutely raking this year.  I know the Nats are cash strapped, but come on.  I hope my Tigers give up one of the younger arms that we have and trade for him.     Him and Miggy would be unbelievable in the middle of the order. 

Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 5:49 pm

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

What about the GIANTS?????? The Giants ARE doing it to their fans once again, by NOT going out & making a deal that can put them in a GREAT position to win the West & possibly go to the world series!!! This tells me that the Giants DO NOT care about winning & DO NOT care about their fans!!!

Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 5:41 pm

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

Don't recall asking you, but it's nice you can recognize that his stats aren't bad and that Dunn can't field and is better suited to DH. 

What I would ask you is:  How many times does Adam Dunn strike-out every year?  What winning team has he ever played on?  Is 2 months of a Dunn rental worth the 2 or 3 top prospects GM Mike Rizzo is asking for in return? 

I realize Dunn has a nice OBP and will take walks, but he can't run and clogs the bases.   He is strictly a station to station player similar to Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzinski.  Dunn also has never played in the AL and will be seeing most of the pitchers for the first time.  Dunn will also be playing for a new contract this fall so he very well may be more interested in personal stats than the team's success.  Will he swing for the fences instead of making contact and moving a runner over?

The White Sox are in first place and have excellent team chemistry.  I'd pass on trading anything of real long-term value for him.

Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 5:29 pm

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

If the Chicago White Sox get Adam Dunn they will be a real  contender to win the A.L. Central division and  be able to keep that first spot in the division. The White Sox pitching have been on point Gavin Floyd has been looking like a beast out there.  But back to the point Adam Dunn can help their team out alot with his powerful swing, He has 24 homeruns and 64 runs batted in and batting .277 on the season not bad at all. That is a power if you ask me and for a team that dont score many runs. Adam is true Dh if you ask me.

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