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View Poll Results: Dunn is the biggest Sox bust since......?
Alex Rios 15 5.81%
Nick Swisher 28 10.85%
Brian Anderson 7 2.71%
Billy Koch 41 15.89%
Jaime Navarro 36 13.95%
Albert Belle 11 4.26%
Steve Sax 12 4.65%
SportsVision 16 6.20%
Blue seats at New Comiskey 17 6.59%
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THIS POLL SUCKS CHURROS 57 22.09%
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:30 PM
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This is a topic before about 5 years ago http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...p/t-58340.html There were a lot of bad Sox players --> but in relation to compensation it seemed to have been Jamie Navarro as tops with his 4 year contract. I'd say with 4 years, $56 million, Dunn tops that. He can't field, he strikes out too much, he can't get clutch hits, he is useless against left handers--> and nothing to compensation for these glaring weaknesses. He is not getting any younger. At this rate he seems to be an albatross for another 3.5 years. To me he also looks out of shape, but I can't confirm that. At least tonight he got two walks and no strikeouts and the team won with him in the lineup. Despite his high pay, OG should consider using Lillibridge in right and Quinten as DH more often and bench Dunn. Until he shows improvement.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:36 PM
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Has Bobby Bonds been mentioned?
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:39 PM
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Bonds was only with the team for six weeks and in those days the salary was minimal.

May 16, 1978 - With the Sox record a dismal 9-20 and knowing that there was no way he was going to be able to re-sign him, Sox owner Bill Veeck trades Bobby Bonds to the Rangers for Claudell Washington and Rusty Torres. Bonds would only play in 26 games for the Sox, with two home runs and eight RBI’s. Making matters worse is that to get Bonds the previous December, Veeck traded three players including future All Star Brian Downing.

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Old 06-01-2011, 03:24 AM
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It's June 1. What a moronic thread.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:02 AM
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It's June 1. What a moronic thread.
Yeah, seriously. Everyone is still in it on June 1--no use evaluating the biggest free agent acquisition of the White Sox' offseason.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:25 AM
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Yeah, seriously. Everyone is still in it on June 1--no use evaluating the biggest free agent acquisition of the White Sox' offseason.
Evaluating his performance is one thing-hyperventilating about "The biggest bust since..." is quite another.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:30 AM
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- Ribbie and Roobarb?

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The new patch on the sleeve thread.
What do you mean? That thread wasn't over the top. Replacing the diamond patch logo with the old English logo on the gray unis is one of the worst debacles in franchise history! I guarantee you this atrocious design makes the Sox the laughingstock of the AL every time they don those away grays!

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Old 06-01-2011, 09:24 AM
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It's June 1. What a moronic thread.
Well in all fairness, all of his teams have usually be 7-8 games back on June 1st in his career. He's used to losing. Never been on a 500 or better team in his career. ANd the 0-38 against lefties is abysmal.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:01 AM
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From a pure dollar standpoint Manny's one month of service for over $3 million has to be the worse.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:39 PM
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Yeah, seriously. Everyone is still in it on June 1--no use evaluating the biggest free agent acquisition of the White Sox' offseason.

No problem with criticizing his rotten performance. I do. But setting up a childish poll like this when there is still time for him to break out and help the team? Moronic.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:25 PM
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If White Sox fans think Adam Dunn is a bust, what do the faithful at Fenway think of Carl Crawford??

Just asking.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:20 PM
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Well in all fairness, all of his teams have usually be 7-8 games back on June 1st in his career. He's used to losing. Never been on a 500 or better team in his career. ANd the 0-38 against lefties is abysmal.
Don't confuse us with the facts.

The truth is that Dunn is going to play better than he has. The truth also is that it was an overpay to begin with and he will not be worth that contract and it will go down in Sox history as a bad ill-advised deal.

He is just not a very good baseball player and even if he were hitting .250 with 12 home runs right now he wouldn't be worth a 4 yr. $ 56 mil deal. I argued at the time that the Sox couldn't possibly pay him more than Konerko when Paulie is clearly a better baseball player and I always got the same argument back - You're crazy Dunn can hit 40 home runs.

You know what, Dunn might end up this season with 40 home runs but he's still a bad baseball player and no way is he close to being Paul Konerko. He's just not worth a lot of money. He's not a difference maker - never has been and never will be. There's just far too many things lacking in his approach to the game as well as many babseball skills that he does not possess - clutch hitting being a glaring one.

Oh, did I forget to mention that the Sox also, in addition to the fortune of cash, also gave up a first round draft pick for this ? This deal and the Peavy deal are undoubtedly the 2 worst in the 40 years that I've been following the Sox. Past that I'm not sure.

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Old 06-01-2011, 08:37 PM
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If White Sox fans think Adam Dunn is a bust, what do the faithful at Fenway think of Carl Crawford??

Just asking.
They might be thinking the AL Player of the Week is finally starting to heat up.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:23 AM
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Congrats Adam, he got a hit vs. A lefty. He now has one more hit this season against leftys than I do!!! His .024 average vs leftys is awesome compared to what I have the last decade. Keep it up Adam and maybe you'll heat up to .050. Yeah baby.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:56 AM
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If White Sox fans think Adam Dunn is a bust, what do the faithful at Fenway think of Carl Crawford??

Just asking.

Who cares?
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