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.
Because there will be 162 games played next season, and somebody will have to start at 1B for the White Sox in each and every one of them.
There aren't any 1B prospects in the organization ready for a big-league shot. The Sox are going to be paying Dunn next year regardless, so it's not the worst thing in the world to let him play out his contract. He can be a veteran placeholder at 1B for one more year until the Sox hopefully acquire or develop somebody who can be a long-term solution at the position.