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Dunn Could Stay, Says Fay

Posted on: July 19, 2008 4:10 pm

Reds beat writer John Fay says he thinks the Reds will hold on to Adam Dunn and take the draft picks when he leaves as a free agent, because Cincinnati's outfield is so thin that they can't afford to lose Dunn.

With Ryan Freel done for the year, the Reds currently have four healthy outfielders on the roster. That means if they traded Adam Dunn or Ken Griffey Jr. right now, you're looking at Corey Patterson playing every day. That might blow up this blog.

This makes no sense to me. The Reds would only trade Dunn if they were prepared to give up on the season. And since they're four games under .500 and 11 games back of the Cubs, it's probably about time to give up on the season. So, if you're looking ahead to next season, who cares if Patterson is playing everyday in August and September?

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Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2008 5:57 pm

Dunn Could Stay, Says Fay

The Reds aren't that far out of the wild card race, and they're playing better lately, so it's hard to give up on the season. Since his hot start in April, Corey Patterson has proved he doesn't belong in the big leagues, much less the starting lineup. If Freel weren't hurt, Patterson would be in the minors. Having Patterson in the lineup offensively is like having another pitcher batting. That would be discouraging not only to the fans but to the rest of the players. Besides, there's always a shot with Griffey's salary gone after this year that they might re-sign Dunn if he's open to it.

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