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Old 08-17-2014, 04:29 PM
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Default Dunn Considering Retirement after '14

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...k_cws&c_id=cws

....whatever. He'll be gone from the Sox - that's what matters.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:38 PM
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If he wants to retire the Sox have no obligation to put him in the lineup. I hope we see less of him and more of Paulie as the season winds down.
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:06 PM
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If no team wants to give him big money to play after 2014, I've been guessing he would retire.

The White Sox certainly aren't going to re-sign him. unless they struck up some bargain-basement deal.
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:27 PM
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Default Goodbye Adam

With the Labor Day Weekend coming up, maybe he'll retire at the end of the month to be with his kids when they go back to school. The sooner he leaves the better as far as I'm concerned. I don't think anybody would miss him and I would like to see what Wilkins can do the last month of the season.
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:41 PM
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If no team wants to give him big money to play after 2014, I've been guessing he would retire.

The White Sox certainly aren't going to re-sign him. unless they struck up some bargain-basement deal.
I imagine most he'll see starting next year is single year contracts. Initially he might get $5M to DH since a guy with an .800+ OPS is probably worth that much, but if he can't hit at that level he'll be gone soon anyway.

And I don't see the Sox being interested. They can fill the position with rotating guys which I believe will become more commonplace now that the days of inflated power stats are gone.
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:51 PM
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I hope we see less of him and more of Paulie as the season winds down.
With A. Garcia back and Paultember coming soon, I dont see Dunn getting much time soon.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:43 PM
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I imagine most he'll see starting next year is single year contracts. Initially he might get $5M to DH since a guy with an .800+ OPS is probably worth that much, but if he can't hit at that level he'll be gone soon anyway.

And I don't see the Sox being interested. They can fill the position with rotating guys which I believe will become more commonplace now that the days of inflated power stats are gone.
I think with teams going with more relievers and going to the bullpen more often, I don't see teams carrying designated hitters the way they used to. Before the designated hitter, AL teams used to hide suspect defenders in left and at first, where the highest number of outs are made but the chances tend to be the easiest.

It wouldn't surprise me if another team picks up Dunn on waivers just before the rosters expend. I think one of the reasons the Sox played Dunn two games in right in San Francisco was to show the Giants what he could do. OF course, his play in the toughest rightfield in the majors was an adventure, but he homered in each game, demonstrating the sort of bat the Giants might want off the bench in September.

But I don't see any way the Giants, who have carried 13 pitchers on their 25-man roster most of the season, could give one of 12 non-pitching roster spots to someone who couldn't play defense, especially when they already have Morse.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:15 PM
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38 games left on his Sox contract.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:31 PM
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The White Sox certainly aren't going to re-sign him. unless they struck up some bargain-basement deal.
I hope you're right. Even for a minimum deal, certain teams may benefit if he has a degree of bat discipline left---but as for the Sox, it's time for a new start in 2015. I wish him well, he seems to be a good guy in the clubhouse, but time to move on.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:51 PM
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:23 PM
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I hope you're right. Even for a minimum deal, certain teams may benefit if he has a degree of bat discipline left---but as for the Sox, it's time for a new start in 2015. I wish him well, he seems to be a good guy in the clubhouse, but time to move on.
I'd take him at $3-4 million, but no way I'd give him more. I'd rather give our younger guys a shot, and we have enough guys we could sign or put in various 1B/DH roles.
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I'd take him at $3-4 million, but no way I'd give him more. I'd rather give our younger guys a shot, and we have enough guys we could sign or put in various 1B/DH roles.
The Sox would be better off putting Viciedo at DH next year and praying the light bulb goes on. Now, I don't care for Viciedo and would prefer to move on from him, but I'd rather see him back than Dunn.

I don't think the Sox should ask Dunn back under any circumstance, at any price. Time for both the player and the club to move on.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:00 PM
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I hope he doesn't retire, He should go for the 500 homeruns. He could be a fun argument for The Hall of Fame someday. I always wondered if Dave Kingman reached 500 homeruns, if he woulda made it. With Dunn, we could actually find out.

I would think some celler dweller team would love a guy like him.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:21 PM
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The Sox would be better off putting Viciedo at DH next year and praying the light bulb goes on. Now, I don't care for Viciedo and would prefer to move on from him, but I'd rather see him back than Dunn.

I don't think the Sox should ask Dunn back under any circumstance, at any price. Time for both the player and the club to move on.
I think you can insert any major league team in the bolded above. He's done. And good riddance.
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