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View Poll Results: Dunn is the biggest Sox bust since......?
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:18 PM
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Then why is he on the list?

Albert Belle's 1998 season is probably the best offensive season ever in franchise history.

The only two at that level are 1994 Frank Thomas or 1920 Shoeless Joe Jackson.
1972 Dick Allen.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:42 PM
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no George Bell? Thats who he reminds me of most. As for Albert Belle... uh what?
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no George Bell? Thats who he reminds me of most. As for Albert Belle... uh what?
Forgot about Bell. That is a great answer. Not only did he suck, he blew it in the playoffs, and the Sox traded a perennial 50+ HR ( yes I realize we all hate Sosa, but if he had done for the Sox what he did for the cubs those first 5 or 6 years, he'd be an icon) to get him.
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Haha, that's a good choice.

Obviously it's too early to label Dunn a bust, but maybe the best example at this point in the season, in Sox history, would be Floyd Bannister in 1983. The Sox outbid everyone to sign him to a huge contract, and he began the season 2-8 or 2-9. He looked like an epic bust before coming came back in the second half strong to finish 16-10. So, who knows, maybe Dunn can turn it around too.
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Haha, that's a good choice.

Obviously it's too early to label Dunn a bust, but maybe the best example at this point in the season, in Sox history, would be Floyd Bannister in 1983. The Sox outbid everyone to sign him to a huge contract, and he began the season 2-8 or 2-9. He looked like an epic bust before coming came back in the second half strong to finish 16-10. So, who knows, maybe Dunn can turn it around too.
I was 3, so I don't remember, but a quick check of BR shows that that second half Bannister had wasn't just strong, but one of the best halves of a baseball season a Sox pitcher has ever had. Really impressive stuff. I wonder what made things click for him so dramatically and all of the sudden.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:49 PM
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Ron Santo
Cleon Jones
Ron Bloomberg
Claudell Washington
George Foster
Phil Bradley

Take your pick.
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From what guys on that team have told me Bannister stop trying to "justify" his contract and started trusting his stuff. He also started using his slider more often with devastating efficiency.

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He's 0-38 vs. Lefties. Can we just trade him now? I got blasted for being negative on this signing. He's a bust.
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LOL at the "blue seats at New Comiskey" choice! I remember someone here on WSI tried to chew me up one side and down the other when the blue seats were being sold and I had mentioned that they didn't hold any sentimental value to me.
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This thread is the biggest overreaction since...

The new patch on the sleeve thread.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:39 PM
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I am not looking up updated stats, this is up through yesterday's game. These numbers went up since Dunn was 1-2 with 2 BBs and HBP

Against RHP: .234 BA, .367 OBP, .430 Slugging, .797 OPS

The best thing would to have Dunn start only against righties. It might be crazy but for now I would consider having somebody pinch hit for him when a lefty reliever coming in. That probably won't happen though b/c Dunn is paying a lot and it could hurt his ego. However, definitely, I wouldn't start him against lefties.

His numbers against rhp isn't earth shattering but it is okay. Something to build upon. And some of these pitchers in AL are new to Dunn. Hopefully, he will get better as his see the league more, especially and most importantly the AL Central.

Key to me: Keep him away from LHPs until he really starts heating up against RHPs
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Someone did a bust of Adam Dunn?
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The new patch on the sleeve thread.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:14 PM
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Now, is not the time to call signing Dunn to a 4 yr. $ 56 mil. deal a bad move.

That time was before the Sox signed him.
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