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Old 08-12-2013, 01:38 AM
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I've mentioned this a couple times recently, but it's probably worth it's own thread. Dunn finally got his OPS above .800 for the season - no small feat considering how bad he was the first few months.. So what do they do if he keeps climbing the OPS ladder, ends up around 40 HR and a .900 OPS?

Keep him because they don't have a better option for 1B next year?

Trade him because he actually might bring something if he can continue to hit?

The guy's been on a roll since June. I'm rooting for him to close the season strong. That way whatever direction they go it will be good for the team. Guy is definitely proving he's got some gas left in the tank.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:58 AM
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After 2.5 years, he's finally the player they thought they were signing.

Without Dunn, this team has zero power.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:10 AM
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Didn't Dunn clear waivers? I'm not sure he has great value, but if the Sox can move him in the offseason for someone who can meet one of our many needs, I think they should.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:14 AM
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I think you only deal him if the other team assumes all of his salary.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:18 AM
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Adam Dunn plays well only for teams going nowhere in games that don't have any significance. A solo homer down 5-0 in the ninth is his trademark. Maybe the Sox should extend his contract and he might end up in the Hall of Fame.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:19 AM
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I think you only deal him if the other team assumes all of his salary.
I would be ecstatic if Hahn could pull this off.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:21 AM
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I think you only deal him if the other team assumes all of his salary.
No one's doing that. But if he continues to prove an able DH, you can probably get a team to pickup minimal (a few million) in salary and throw in a decent prospect.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:22 AM
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Didn't Dunn clear waivers? I'm not sure he has great value, but if the Sox can move him in the offseason for someone who can meet one of our many needs, I think they should.
Yes he cleared waivers, if he had any value he would be snatched.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:34 AM
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Congratulations to Dunn on his achievement. Too bad it's essentially meaningless to the White Sox since this team is cemented in last place. We needed his bat in 2011 and 2012 when it might have actually have made a difference, but he turned out to be a colossal bust.

Hopefully his recent success will make it more likely that the White Sox can unload him. It depends on whether there are teams out there desperate enough for power to be willing to assume most of his remaining salary. It also depends on whether the Sox are willing to eat a portion of his remaining salary.

I realize that trading Dunn now would likely mean even more losses for the Sox this year, but I think it would be better for the team long term if they could unload him now.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:37 AM
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Where can we find his offensive splits between being the DH and being the 1B/LF? It seems he has had his best run with the Sox this year during Konerko's lengthy DL stint.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:52 AM
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Where can we find his offensive splits between being the DH and being the 1B/LF? It seems he has had his best run with the Sox this year during Konerko's lengthy DL stint.
He clearly performs better as 1B posting a .885 OPS at that position compared to .699 as DH. Both have reasonable sample sizes also.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/splits...4808/adam-dunn

I wouldn't mind keeping Dunn if the choice is simply to unload his salary because not having Dunn will only add one more position to be filled next year (assuming PK retires or moves on).
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:18 AM
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Congratulations to Dunn on his achievement. Too bad it's essentially meaningless to the White Sox since this team is cemented in last place. We needed his bat in 2011 and 2012 when it might have actually have made a difference, but he turned out to be a colossal bust.

Hopefully his recent success will make it more likely that the White Sox can unload him. It depends on whether there are teams out there desperate enough for power to be willing to assume most of his remaining salary. It also depends on whether the Sox are willing to eat a portion of his remaining salary.

I realize that trading Dunn now would likely mean even more losses for the Sox this year, but I think it would be better for the team long term if they could unload him now.
I will not argue that Dunn was ridiculously awful in 2011 (and the first two months of 2013) but his 2012 season was pretty solid and he had some meaningful hits and HRs for last year's contending club. 41HRs, 96RBI, and 103BBs is what he was brought here to do. It's just unfortunate that there has been more bad than good with Dunn.

2012 stats:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...&year=2012&t=b
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:19 AM
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If you can deal him and get most of his salary paid, that should be option 1. If not able to that, then keep him for one more year and bat him 7th at DH. Hope he starts fast next year and deal him at the deadline.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:31 AM
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He clearly performs better as 1B posting a .885 OPS at that position compared to .699 as DH. Both have reasonable sample sizes also.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/splits...4808/adam-dunn

I wouldn't mind keeping Dunn if the choice is simply to unload his salary because not having Dunn will only add one more position to be filled next year (assuming PK retires or moves on).
Whoa. Haven't seen a 1B/DH split like that since Frank.
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Yes he cleared waivers, if he had any value he would be snatched.
That's not really true, plenty of guys clear waivers and then get traded afterward. It's just teams would rather risk negotiating the Sox eating some salary than risk getting stuck with the whole bill.
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