Originally Posted by Goose
How is that even a valid point of view, though?
Dunn is sunken cost. We will not be able to take advantage of his services if he manages to turn things around. Why would you want to hang onto him? There is no reason, at all, that we should not dump Dunn (eating most of his salary if needed). None!
Dump this guy and do it now.
Oh, Lordy, he's not blocking anyone in the system from getting PT in Chicago so what point does it serve just to release him? Next July, he'll only have a few months left on his deal, if he can possibly keep his turnaround going to start the 2014 season maybe (maybe) you can find someone willing to take a flyer on him. The Cubs were able to unload Alfonso Soriano and the Jays were able to get rid of Vernon Wells, both players though to be untradeable at one point in their careers.
If Dunn is keeping a highly touted young player stuck in AA or AAA, that's one thing. But he's not, all of the Sox's top hitting prospects still in the minors are still years away from being MLB ready. So play him out, roll the dice that he makes himself a valuable chip for next July. If he doesn't then what do you really lose?