Originally Posted by Noneck
My point was that dealing him now may not help the club more than next year at the deadline. A lot of money would have to be eaten now and I dont think they would get much of a prospect in return. Next year the Sox will need at least one outfielder, 1st base and/or DH. Viciedo will fill one of those slots but there will still be two to be filled.
Teams needing a bat will want someone who's hot at the moment they swing the deal. Right now, Dunn is hot enough to attract interest, if the Sox eat some of the salary. Next year, the acquiring team would care less about salary, but Dunn might be ice cold and completely untradeable.
Unless KW is somehow running the Cubs by then...