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View Poll Results: Who is the Worst Big Name or Free Agent Signing in White Sox History?
Adam Dunn- .184/.311/.695 over 2+ seasons 58 32.77%
Steve Sax- .236/.289/.603, ended up in LF 4 2.26%
Cory Snyder- .188/.228/.527- completely lost w/WSox 5 2.82%
Jaime Navarro- 25-43, 6.06 ERA, 1.69 WHIP 100 56.50%
Ron Bloomberg- .231-5-22, 3 years, $600K guaranteed 4 2.26%
Other? 6 3.39%
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:58 AM
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Haha. Nice.

Also not sure if anyone point out in the posts as I haven't (and won't read them all) that we traded for Steve Sax. It's impossible for him to be the worst free agent signing.



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I started this thread- I caught the error- and edited the survey to reflect "big name or free agent signing"- for guys like Sax-
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:05 PM
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Lets just say that Jordan Danks starts hitting whenever he is put in the lineup. Lets just say Adam Done continues to be as bad as he has been. You then give Jordan Danks a starting job and he then continues to hit. Do you then bench your $14 million dollar DH? I have a feeling this whole situation is not going to turn out well for the White Sox, Adam Done said a couple of years ago that he would quit the game when it was no longer any fun. I can't believe he's having any fun now. It will be curious to see how this turns out.
If Danks turns out to have figured it out at the MLB level- putting him in LF and DHing Tank would be the way to go.

If Koeppinger gets back to his career norms and Gillespie continues to impress- you could go to a "rotating DH"-
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:03 PM
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Can we finally put to bed the myth that Kenny Williams was some supposed genius?
I disagree. KW was a good GM. Sure, he had some misses but he had a lot of hits, too, and a world championship, to boot.

I don't think Dunn is thw worst White Sox free agent signing ever. That would have to be Navarro. But Dunn is one of the most inconsistent, so far.

I have no idea what to make of his slump this year.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:15 PM
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I disagree. KW was a good GM. Sure, he had some misses but he had a lot of hits, too, and a world championship, to boot.

I don't think Dunn is thw worst White Sox free agent signing ever. That would have to be Navarro. But Dunn is one of the most inconsistent, so far.

I have no idea what to make of his slump this year.
Are you surprised? I mean we're into the third season of almost total futility.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:21 PM
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Are you surprised? I mean we're into the third season of almost total futility.
Dunn was fine last year. .800 OPS from a DH is fine. He had one horrible season in his entire career.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:17 PM
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Dunn was fine last year. .800 OPS from a DH is fine. He had one horrible season in his entire career.
We'll agree to disagree on that one. Dunn was not fine in my book.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:30 PM
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Dunn was fine last year. .800 OPS from a DH is fine. He had one horrible season in his entire career.
I don't think an .800 OPS is fine for a DH at all, and on top of that OPS is just another stat and you can't just look at it in isolation. I am very much in the stat camp in most things, but I don't think anyone would argue that an OPS of .800 from a guy hitting .204 is the same thing as an OPS an OPS from a guy hitting .270. I can excuse a lot of strikeouts as long as they come with power, walks, and at least something resembling a major league batting average. Dunn's national league career was the perfect example of this, but a guy hitting .204 better be some amazing defense and batting 6th or 7th, even with 40 home runs.

I don't think his numbers as a whole are bad, but they are not acceptable for a DH.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:36 PM
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Dunn gets paid to do 2 things: hit HRs and get BBs.

In 1207 career PAs with the Sox he has a combined 237 HR+BB.

Every time he walks to the plate there is less than a 20% of him actually doing the only thing he is supposed to be doing to help the team.

Not the best analogy, but you get the idea.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:26 PM
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A .204 average wouldn't be that terrible if more of the hits he did get were for extra bases and came with runners on base.

.204 with 40 homers, 40 doubles, plus 100 walks and 110 RBI would be acceptable.

.204 with 40 homers and just 20 doubles doesn't cut it, especially when you don't play a premium defensive position at a high level.
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The bottom line is this: Dunn is liability, even if he was being paid the veterans' minimum.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:57 PM
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The bottom line is this: Dunn is liability, even if he was being paid the veterans' minimum.
If he was getting the league minimum he'd be pumping gas at this point.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:28 PM
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Is there another bumb ass contract the Sox can take in exchange for Dunn? A realistic one?
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:05 PM
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I feel bad even saying it but I'd take Soriano over Dunn at this point...
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:09 PM
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Worst player in White Sox history, period. Besides Dewayne Wise of course.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:23 PM
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I feel bad even saying it but I'd take Soriano over Dunn at this point...

Sadly the Cubs have no need for Dunn, even if it was for Soriano.

There has to be a team out there needing a 1B (NL) or DH?

Giants? Is Lincecum a bust big enough right now at $20 million to offset?

Just thinking out loud.
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