Originally Posted by sunofgold
Dunn is the most powerful bat in our lineup. We don't have anybody to replace his bat in the lineup. Might actually want to extend him for two more years if you can get a fair price. He leads our team in hrs, RBIs, walks, and obp.
No, no, no, a thousand times no. If the argument is the Sox should retain Dunn through the remainder of his contract because they don't have a viable replacement in their system, I can respect that point of view. But under no circumstance should he be kept on this roster past 2014. He's played well below his career norms the majority of his time with the Sox. I can't excuse that because he's been performing better lately. He doesn't merit an extension of any sort.