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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 04-20-2013, 06:29 PM
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Not a chance he retires. He is not going to walk away from all that money.
While I agree it probably won't happen, he has said more than a couple times that if he didn't want to play anymore, he would quit with time left on his contract. I'm all for it.

I don't know how long they can go on like this. Maybe they can work out some type of buyout for him to just leave. He retires, and they pay him to go.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:32 PM
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He is not tradable, I doubt the Sox will eat his salary and players making that much dont ride the Sox pine much. All I want is the Sox not to let him off the hook like in 2011. Let him know he will get the at bats needed to make history. Maybe that will embarrass him enough to call it a career but it will probably just bring on an injury. I would say anyone in the Sox system would have a better OBP than he has now. The guy is a true bum.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:36 PM
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Not a chance he retires. He is not going to walk away from all that money.
Again, my scenario has him being financially compensated for his release - not the full amount but a sum agreeable for both sides.

If you are correct and he continues to "play" he becomes the first White Sox player, in my opinion, that would deserve a shower of boos before, during, and after every at bat.

When pitchers can no longer perform they disappear, regardless or age (see Carlos Zambrano). I don't get why the same rule doesn't apply to hitters (or maybe it does, just not in Chicago).
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:57 PM
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He's below .100 right now, wow:angry
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:39 PM
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He's below .100 right now, wow:angry
Sit him on the bench, trade him for a dozen golf balls, eat his salary..I don't care, get him the **** out of the line up
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:03 PM
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:36 PM
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This thread is hilarious. TDog and I have were blasted here the day we signed him and predicted his sucktitude.

He laziness (worst offseason training in history of the south side is well documented) and his swing has put him in a vortex of strikeouts and lack of a clue that he is driving this team into the ground. He's never been in a playoff game and never will. Each team he leaves just improves instantly. Cut this bum.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:55 PM
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Just watched the Comcast recap of the game; stunned to see no mention of Dunn or questions about his imminent retirement.

Maybe I was wrong.

I pray this organization does the right thing and doesn't become a laughingstock that allows a lunatic to continually pick its pocket as it gradually decends into second division status.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:15 PM
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The only thing close to this that I can remember is Greg Luzinski in 1984. He was 33 yrs old, batted .238 with 13 HRs, and retired at the end of the season. Dunn is 33 now and has not come close to matching the Bull's contribution to the team.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:27 PM
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The only thing close to this that I can remember is Greg Luzinski in 1984. He was 33 yrs old, batted .238 with 13 HRs, and retired at the end of the season. Dunn is 33 now and has not come close to matching the Bull's contribution to the team.

The difference is that I dont believe Luzinski was under contract after 84. I wonder if he would have walked if he was under contract for another year.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:29 AM
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I don't know if this been considered: What about send Dunn to AAA for awhile and get intense coaching and a chance to (hopefully) destroy AAA pitching. Figure out what needs to be figured out for awhile, and if he has success with that assignment, come back to the big leagues.
Maybe Dunn has to OK this, but how could he not have the integrity, at this point, to do whats right for the team as well as any hope of productive
MLB career. What else is there to do besides ride the bench?
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:50 AM
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At what point do the Sox do what the Dodgers did with Andruw Jones, release him, and eat the salary? I have to believe the salary is a sunk cost unless Hahn can pull off a miracle and trade him for some relief.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:54 AM
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Dunn makes Brian Anderson look like Ted Williams.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:00 AM
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I was on board with the Dunn signing because I expected his usual .250 with 100 walks and 40 homers.

I'm willing to write off 2011 to the appendectomy.

But he was lousy for four months of 2012, and has been worse than 2011 so far this year.

I'm willing to wait until the All-Star Break. But if things don't improve by then, I'd simply release him. At this point, Joe Bordhard, Jeff Liefer, Ross Gload, Brian Daubach, or any other AAAA slugging stiff could out-hit Dunn.
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