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Old 08-05-2014, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by soxfan1965 View Post
It's been quiet on the waiver front for Dunn. Is this waiver process going ahead with Dunn? It will be hugely disappointing if the Sox can't move Dunn, as they were able to move Navarro and Belle.
Navarro was traded in the offseason to the National League team that brought him up and still believed in him. It was a surprisingly nice deal for the White Sox, though.

Albert Belle wasn't traded or dealt in any way. He had a clause in his contract that he could become a free agent if he wasn't among the three highest players in baseball after the second year of his White Sox deal. Gary Sheffield demanded a large amount of compensation for agreeing to be traded from the Marlins to the Dodgers during the 1998 season. The compensation was high enough that it knocked Belle out of the top three salaries. Belle declared free agency, as was his option, after his monster 1998 season.

I read from a couple of sources that before signing with Baltimore, Belle went to the White Sox and said he would sign for less to stay in Chicago, but the White Sox, having tired of his act, had no interest in signing him.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:09 PM
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Dunn is coming up again on the Royals radar, with Hosmer their first baseman injured, and he seems to be the only hitting option they are looking at that don't have financial obligations beyond 2014 (including Rios).

Danks is mentioned as a possibility too, though Royals would get him for a fraction of the $28.5 million left.
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:24 PM
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Verdict: (Dunn) should be put on waivers today. Like the two above, if a team claims him, he goes to that team for whatever the White Sox can get, even if it's just the waiver fee. In the likely event that he clears waivers, he should be actively shopped. He's a lefty with power, so there will be some market for him but the White Sox will need to send some significant money along. That's fine because the White Sox would be paying him anyway. Both opening his roster spot and saving even a few dollars are positives.

(Sigh) Probably nothing is and will be dunn for rest of 2014, and I'll believe it when I see it.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:55 PM
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Dunn Saga Done:
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:24 PM
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DeAza saga needs to be DeDone.

It's great what he gave to the Sox - no disrespect. Really though - why is he playing?
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