Originally Posted by Danryan
Why would I eat some of Dunn's contract? Simply because he is a demoralizing bat in the lineup, and it is time to move on.
He was asking why you'd trade Dunn for crap at this point. Yeah, he's expensive, but that money isn't holding us back at all, and he isn't blocking a better prospect. And despite how "demoralizing" he is, he hit twice as many HR as the next closest teammate, and drove in 24 more runs than the next closest (both are De Aza, which is pretty damning in itself). It's the entire lineup that's demoralizing. Trading your best hitter because it'd make some fan feel better about him not being around anymore is idiotic.