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Rizzo wasn't kidding, Nats keep Dunn

Posted on: July 31, 2010 4:50 pm
 
Mike Rizzo wasn't kidding.

The Nationals general manager told teams early on the same thing he was saying in public -- that he wouldn't move Adam Dunn unless he got a huge return. He asked for the moon, and by all indications he never backed down.

In any case, he didn't trade Dunn before Saturday's 4 p.m. non-waiver deadline. Now, unless the Nationals sign Dunn to an extension -- there have been talks, but there's a major difference on the number of years -- Dunn will likely leave as a free agent.

Rizzo has said all along, and said to me again on Friday afternoon, that he would have no problem accepting two draft picks if Dunn leaves. That's somewhat understandable, because Rizzo has a scouting background, and has had great success in the draft, both in Washington and in his previous role as Diamondbacks scouting director.

But as a wise baseball man said, if there's anything less certain than a minor-league prospect, it's a prospect out of the draft.

It's fair to wonder whether Rizzo made the right call. It's impossible to know exactly what he could have gotten in return for Dunn. He kept demanding such a high price, that it's hard to know what teams would have offered had he shown an inclination to compromise.

He said Friday that there would be no compromise, and that if no team met his stated price, he'd be happy to keep Dunn.

Now the deadline has passed, and the Nationals still have Dunn.

Mike Rizzo wasn't kidding.
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