I realize that people are not talking about replacing Granderson for Dunn straight up.....but:
In 214 AB, Granderson had 49 hits and struck out 69 times this year. That's a 32% strikeout rate. 2012 was about the same 195Ks in 596 ABs.
Our beloved Donkey struck out 189 times in 525 ABs with 115 hits this year for a 36% strikeout rate.
Can we do no better from our veteran left handed bat than a 4% improvement in strikeouts and a 12% increase in BA?
It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. - A. Bartlett Giamatti