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Old 05-31-2013, 09:25 AM
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Default It's 100% Time to Release Adam Dunn

2+ full seasons-

His "career" stats with the White Sox- .180 batting average, .305 OBP, .690 OPS, with 468 K's in 1124 ABs.

.159 BA in May- other than April/May 2012, no other months where he has hit > .204.

He's black hole in the middle of the line up- significant "addition by subtraction"- replace him with Keppinger as DH when Beckham returns or DH Viciedo and call up Danks.

I doubt Ventura, Hahn and KW have the stones to do it- but its time.

(it's also time to replace Flowers with Phegley, and Wise with Danks- too much dead weight on this roster)-


Shake it up.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:30 AM
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Since we're not competing, releasing him wouldn't make sense. As his contract nears it's finish, if he gets hot enough, we might be able to get something for him.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:35 AM
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The Sox salt and pepper 20+M, Not going to happen.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:16 AM
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Why? Not gonna save money. Got no one else makes sense to put at DH. When he's on a hot streak he can still carry the team like he did for a few weeks earlier this month when the Sox climbed back to .500.

I understand people are upset because the Sox just lost 3 straight to the flubbies, but releasing Dunn makes NO sense at all...
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:23 AM
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Why? Not gonna save money. Got no one else makes sense to put at DH. When he's on a hot streak he can still carry the team like he did for a few weeks earlier this month when the Sox climbed back to .500.

I understand people are upset because the Sox just lost 3 straight to the flubbies, but releasing Dunn makes NO sense at all...
Right you are. Remember how we thought he had it figured out not that long ago? Hawk telling us that he watched videos of his NL swing with Manto? But it was over in the blink of an eye.

Still, acting out of anger is for fools.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:25 AM
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Why? Not gonna save money. Got no one else makes sense to put at DH. When he's on a hot streak he can still carry the team like he did for a few weeks earlier this month when the Sox climbed back to .500.

I understand people are upset because the Sox just lost 3 straight to the flubbies, but releasing Dunn makes NO sense at all...
Nope, the Sox and us fans are pretty much stuck with him and his deplorable batting average and strikeouts. He does get some RBI's in a horrendously bad lineup. It is what it is, makes no sense to release the guy making millions of dollars. I can't really say it was a bad move because nobody expected what they got that first year, the worst batting season in the history of baseball. He was ok last year and somewhere in between this year. I loved this move, you look at his career totals and there was nothing to make one think, despite age, he would be this bad. No Monday quarterbacking here.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:29 AM
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Why? Not gonna save money. Got no one else makes sense to put at DH. When he's on a hot streak he can still carry the team like he did for a few weeks earlier this month when the Sox climbed back to .500.

I understand people are upset because the Sox just lost 3 straight to the flubbies, but releasing Dunn makes NO sense at all...

I agree that releasing Dunn does not make sense, especially with such limited talent on the 40 man. But the organization should make a move or two to show their displeasure. Maybe the Danks for Wise but that would seem to be really minor. I think you call up Phegley and give him some bats at catcher and DH. Forget the BS that the pitchers may be upset. If Flowers or Giminez goes on the DL, the same issue would arise.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:32 AM
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Forget the BS that the pitchers may be upset.
Then, when the starting pitching tanks, we can complain about that move.

This is going to be the team for the rest of the year. There are no moves to make. For lack of better phraseology, deal with it.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:36 AM
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I agree that releasing Dunn does not make sense, especially with such limited talent on the 40 man. But the organization should make a move or two to show their displeasure. Maybe the Danks for Wise but that would seem to be really minor. I think you call up Phegley and give him some bats at catcher and DH. Forget the BS that the pitchers may be upset. If Flowers or Giminez goes on the DL, the same issue would arise.
They need to do something that much is certain. Robin is the manager, and the same mistakes are being made over and over again, players heads aren't in the game, excuses are being thrown around like crazy. They need to show the fans they care about this season, whether that is a lost cause or not. That shameful performance this week probably cost them a boatload in ticket sales, therefore parking and concessions, and team merchandise, etc.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:45 PM
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Since we're not competing, releasing him wouldn't make sense. As his contract nears it's finish, if he gets hot enough, we might be able to get something for him.

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Old 06-10-2013, 07:30 AM
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What is the benefit of releasing Adam Dunn other than fans can stop crying about him?

None. He isn't stealing playing time from anyone worth a damn.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:37 PM
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What is the benefit of releasing Adam Dunn other than fans can stop crying about him?

None. He isn't stealing playing time from anyone worth a damn.
I don't get what's so hard to understand about this.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:48 PM
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So I told my 13 year-old son the story of one-armed Pete Gray, who played for the St. Louis Browns in 1945. Of course he immediately replied "He had a higher batting average than Adam Dunn, right?". Yep...

http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...graype01.shtml
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:07 PM
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What is the benefit of releasing Adam Dunn other than fans can stop crying about him?
I guess it would seem like there is no point to a person who just looks at a sheet of stats, but to the person who acknowledges the mental aspect of game the benefit is obvious.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:45 AM
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I guess it would seem like there is no point to a person who just looks at a sheet of stats, but to the person who acknowledges the mental aspect of game the benefit is obvious.
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