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Old 08-18-2013, 06:39 PM
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"From June 8 to Aug. 15, Dunn had a .309/.416/.549 slash line with 14 home runs and 40 RBIs. He has walked 38 times and struck out only 58 over the 10-week period, an average of one whiff every 4.22 plate appearances. His batting average on balls in play has also soared from .162 in the first part of the season to .366."

If he keeps this new approach going and finishes the year strong I can see the Sox holding on to him for next year. And if he performs as well next year they might actually get something decent for him at the break next year.
Or if by some fluke the Sox manage to build a good enough team around the pitching staff to make a run at the division, he's a huge bat in the middle of the lineup.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:53 PM
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"From June 8 to Aug. 15, Dunn had a .309/.416/.549 slash line with 14 home runs and 40 RBIs. He has walked 38 times and struck out only 58 over the 10-week period, an average of one whiff every 4.22 plate appearances. His batting average on balls in play has also soared from .162 in the first part of the season to .366."

If he keeps this new approach going and finishes the year strong I can see the Sox holding on to him for next year. And if he performs as well next year they might actually get something decent for him at the break next year.
Small sample size. His time with the Sox has been a disaster, one of the worst banner acquisitions by any team, ever. If he hadn't been such an epic failure the Sox would not be below .400 and and would not have already unloaded better players like Peavy and Rios. Finally, even if Dunn keeps hitting the way he is now, he just lifts the team to .425 and a worse draft position.

Simply put, if there's any chance of unloading his contract, the Sox have to jump at it.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:55 PM
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If he hadn't been such an epic failure the Sox would not be below .400 and and would not have already unloaded better players like Peavy and Rios. Finally, even if Dunn keeps hitting the way he is now, he just lifts the team to .425 and a worse draft position.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:25 AM
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And he's ugly and has bad breath too
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:00 AM
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Dunn is the most powerful bat in our lineup. We don't have anybody to replace his bat in the lineup. Might actually want to extend him for two more years if you can get a fair price. He leads our team in hrs, RBIs, walks, and obp.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:30 AM
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Reality TV
Gigli
Dubstep music
You forgot global warming and stealing Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:35 PM
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Dunn is the most powerful bat in our lineup. We don't have anybody to replace his bat in the lineup. Might actually want to extend him for two more years if you can get a fair price. He leads our team in hrs, RBIs, walks, and obp.
No, no, no, a thousand times no. If the argument is the Sox should retain Dunn through the remainder of his contract because they don't have a viable replacement in their system, I can respect that point of view. But under no circumstance should he be kept on this roster past 2014. He's played well below his career norms the majority of his time with the Sox. I can't excuse that because he's been performing better lately. He doesn't merit an extension of any sort.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:27 PM
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No, no, no, a thousand times no. If the argument is the Sox should retain Dunn through the remainder of his contract because they don't have a viable replacement in their system, I can respect that point of view. But under no circumstance should he be kept on this roster past 2014. He's played well below his career norms the majority of his time with the Sox. I can't excuse that because he's been performing better lately. He doesn't merit an extension of any sort.
Agreed, he's playing his best baseball since 2010, which is what sucked us into this contract in the first place. We're happy for Adam Dunn right now, I don't wish bad for the guy, but if he goes back to hitting .180 again for three months, we'll want him back off the team. Besides all that, after this contract expires, I wouldn't want to extend a 35 year old Dunn.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:09 AM
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No, no, no, a thousand times no. If the argument is the Sox should retain Dunn through the remainder of his contract because they don't have a viable replacement in their system, I can respect that point of view. But under no circumstance should he be kept on this roster past 2014. He's played well below his career norms the majority of his time with the Sox. I can't excuse that because he's been performing better lately. He doesn't merit an extension of any sort.
Right on JB, excellent post.
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:36 PM
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Let us not be fooled by a couple of good weeks. This team would be far better off without Dunn's rally killing strikeouts, and his contract.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:03 PM
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This is a guy that does his best work on crap teams. What he is doing now means nothing, the other 29 teams realize this also.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:49 PM
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Trade him if someone is willing to take most salary and give a good prospect.
Sell high.
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