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View Poll Results: Should Adam Dunn be dumped?
YES! 45 37.19%
Only if they can save money or get prospects in a trade. 41 33.88%
Only if there is someone better they can play 22 18.18%
No 5 4.13%
Pass the churros 8 6.61%
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:46 AM
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Most fans just want to see him gone obvously. Even if his replacement is as bad or worse, at least it's not him.
Edit: Public poll folks, put your money where your mouth is.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:50 AM
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Completely disagree with that statement. I want the Sox to win! Dump him, when you have someone that will put up better numbers. Until then, make him play but bat him lower.

Edit: I am not opposed to dumping him if it would save the Sox some money. As for getting prospects, I doubt Dunn would net us much of anything. If Hahn can trade Dunn, save the team some cash and get a player in return he would be GM of the year.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:51 AM
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Completely disagree with that statement. I want the Sox to win! Dump him, when you have someone that will put up better numbers. Until then, make him play but bat him lower.
I'd trade him if they can get someone in return even if they have to eat salary. I just don't see this team going anywhere this year so I can understand if they cut and run.

I don't want him flat cut. I see NO upside in that.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:55 AM
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I'd trade him if they can get someone in return even if they have to eat salary. I just don't see this team going anywhere this year so I can understand if they cut and run.

I don't want him flat cut. I see NO upside in that.
I just edited my post to agree with your vote as well.
I would cheer dumping him in that scenario.

Like you, I see no upside whatsoever by just flat out cutting him.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:19 PM
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Perhaps they can add him in a package deal near the deadline .. pay half his salary..
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:30 PM
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Let's put it this way...if the Sox announced they released Dunn and just ate the final $25 mil left, I would be happy I don't have to watch him anymore.

That said, it's not very likely this season. Maybe a year from now if he's a bust after two months, maybe they dump him with four months left on his contract.

One thing is for sure- Adam Dunn will never play a playoff game in a Sox uniform, so the sooner he's gone, the better.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:45 PM
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I honestly don't care what they do with him as long as he is not batting anywhere 1-6 in the lineup.

If the Sox out right released him and ate his remaining contract, I would jump for joy because that would take some balls.

If the Sox ever got to that point, I would hope that they would trade him for anything, even a bag of balls, while sending out at much cash as necessary, since they would be eating his contract anyway...

DL him, permanently bench him, trade him, release him, whatever. Just never bat him clean-up ever again...
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:47 PM
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You don't dump him unless you get *something* - even just salary relief. Someone is going to get hurt and someone could take a shot at him.
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I don't understand the argument of "we have no one to replace him with."
Replace what? He's an automatic out. Do you really think every player in our minor league organization is incapable of hitting above .160 in the major leagues?
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:08 PM
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Just bench him, please. Releasing him will do not except open a roster spot. DH Viceido and put Wise in LF, or somebody that can hit over .200 for crying out loud.

Maybe a month on the DL for some made-up injury can change things. but really, there's no good answer.
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I don't understand the argument of "we have no one to replace him with."
Replace what? He's an automatic out. Do you really think every player in our minor league organization is incapable of hitting above .160 in the major leagues?
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:23 PM
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I don't understand the argument of "we have no one to replace him with."
Replace what? He's an automatic out. Do you really think every player in our minor league organization is incapable of hitting above .160 in the major leagues?
I think no Minor Leaguer is likely to hit the home runs Dunn could.
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I don't understand the argument of "we have no one to replace him with."
Replace what? He's an automatic out. Do you really think every player in our minor league organization is incapable of hitting above .160 in the major leagues?
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Please name a couple that are ready to be brought up and do just that, without hurting their development.

Jordan Danks is already on the MLB roster and we see what he is capable of doing. There is not one player that comes to mind that can be brought up and help this team win now.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:15 PM
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Paulie's hurting and we're going nowhere, how about putting Dunn at 1B for a few weeks, in a last-ditch attempt to turn him around a bit, either for us or as a precursor to a dump trade.

Not defending him, but he never wanted to DH, he just accepted it since we paid him all that cash. Some players just can't deal with the mental aspect of being DH.
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Please name a couple that are ready to be brought up and do just that, without hurting their development.

Jordan Danks is already on the MLB roster and we see what he is capable of doing. There is not one player that comes to mind that can be brought up and help this team win now.
I'll admit I don't really know our minor leagues too well anymore. And, there probably is no one down there to help us "win now." But, this team isn't just one player away from being good. I just meant that there's surely somebody there that can outhit .160. I'll also admit you have a point about development though, because a replacement would have to either DH or play 1B. You have unlimited options of putting any minor league hitter in the DH role, but then you would take time away from them playing the field. However, you could even throw Dwayne Wise in the DH role for the rest of the season and he'd surely hit over .200.
Bottom line, this team's not going to win with replacing one player.
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