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View Poll Results: Who is the Worst Big Name or Free Agent Signing in White Sox History?
Adam Dunn- .184/.311/.695 over 2+ seasons 58 32.77%
Steve Sax- .236/.289/.603, ended up in LF 4 2.26%
Cory Snyder- .188/.228/.527- completely lost w/WSox 5 2.82%
Jaime Navarro- 25-43, 6.06 ERA, 1.69 WHIP 100 56.50%
Ron Bloomberg- .231-5-22, 3 years, $600K guaranteed 4 2.26%
Other? 6 3.39%
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:24 AM
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Default Is Adam Dunn the Worst Big Name/Free Agent Signing in White Sox History?

Just off the charts bad-
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Jamie Navarro was certainly bad, but proportionally Dunn's contract considering the length and amount of money is probably worse when you consider production over those two years.
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Jamie Navarro was certainly bad, but proportionally Dunn's contract considering the length and amount of money is probably worse when you consider production over those two years.
I know Dunn's been bad, and he did have that historically bad season, but his numbers weren't atrocious last year. Not worth his salary, but certainly worthy of an everyday player.

Navarro didn't even belong in a pen. Plus that money was a ton for us back then.
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Well, Todd Ritchie was acquired via trade and not free agency......
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Navarro was 4yr/ 20 million.
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Navarro was the worst, hands down, but Dunn is the most disappointing. He cannot be reasonably relied on in any high-leverage situation.
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I know Dunn's been bad, and he did have that historically bad season, but his numbers weren't atrocious last year. Not worth his salary, but certainly worthy of an everyday player.

Navarro didn't even belong in a pen. Plus that money was a ton for us back then.
He hit .204- a few outs away from < .200 as a full time DH-
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Navarro was 4yr/ 20 million.
This equates to about 4yr/80 million in today's dollars. Easily the worst contract for the Sox in my lifetime. Not to mention it left such a sour taste in Jerry's mouth he wouldn't give a decent contract to a pitcher for a decade after this deal.

Edit: But we got the Valenstache when we traded him to Milwaukee so maybe I'm being to harsh on him.

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He hit .204- a few outs away from < .200 as a full time DH-
Well, yeah but his OBP is significantly higher and his slugging percentage is above average as well.
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This equates to about 4yr/80 million in today's dollars. Easily the worst contract for the Sox in my lifetime. Not to mention it left such a sour taste in Jerry's mouth he wouldn't give a decent contract to a pitcher for a decade after this deal.
I'm not sure it wouldn't equate to more years too. 4 years was a ton back then.
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Well, yeah but his OBP is significantly higher and his slugging percentage is above average as well.
Hit .212 w/RISP-
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Hit .212 w/RISP-
What was his obp in those situations?

I'm not arguing Dunn is good, just that he isn't as horrible as he's made out to be. He still should be paid very little. But he's got a place on most rosters. Navarro, on the other hand, didn't belong on a roster.
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I know Dunn's been bad, and he did have that historically bad season, but his numbers weren't atrocious last year. Not worth his salary, but certainly worthy of an everyday player.
It's hard to judge 2011 for him because of the appendicitis early in the season that he tried to come back from WAY too early (as Paulie did a few years ago when he had an oblique issue).

2012 was more typical from him in terms of the power numbers. The average was crap, but you have to look at the situational hitting when judging that. Overall .204, but 50 points higher with runners on (.232) than when bases were empty (.182). That still needs to be higher. The K numbers were bad, but only 87 of the 222 came with runners on.

I really didn't like picking him up coming into 2011, because the K's were too high and I didn't like his split with runners on vs. bases empty. And 2011 did nothing to endear me to him. But he flipped it over a bit in 2012, and I'd wait to see how 2013 plays out before passing a final judgment.
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For some reason or another Dunn has had more success in the National League. His lifetime average was 2:50 before he came over to the American League. I thought that after hitting 40 home runs last year for the White Sox they would be able to move him in the off season. That didn't happen and it seems like we're stuck with him through the 2014 season. Other than the fact that he hits home runs every now and then, I can honestly say he's the worse all around everyday player the White Sox have ever had in my lifetime.
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