Originally Posted by voodoochile
He clearly performs better as 1B posting a .885 OPS at that position compared to .699 as DH. Both have reasonable sample sizes also.
I wouldn't mind keeping Dunn if the choice is simply to unload his salary because not having Dunn will only add one more position to be filled next year (assuming PK retires or moves on).
I remember Dunn was originally hesitant to sign with the SOX because he didn't want to be a full-time DH.
I remember how Frank Thomas used to comment about he did not like to play 1B, but he had similar numbers that argued better statistics when he played the field.
Personally, I think it keeps their heads in the game better than DH, plus if you have a bad at bat, you can make a good play in the field to help forget about it. If your the DH, you sit there or go hit the batting cages in the tunnel.