Originally Posted by JB98
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.
Agreed, he's playing his best baseball since 2010, which is what sucked us into this contract in the first place. We're happy for Adam Dunn right now, I don't wish bad for the guy, but if he goes back to hitting .180 again for three months, we'll want him back off the team. Besides all that, after this contract expires, I wouldn't want to extend a 35 year old Dunn.