My mood just bounced from really annoyed and dissapointed to excited.I`ve heard almost no rumors about Dunn so far this offseason, don't really no why Casey Blake seems more popular than this hitting machine.Lets get Dunn and have Swisher/Damon split time in CF. It makes so much sense for the Yankees to sign Dunn its really ridiculous.
Why does it make sense to bring Dunn onto this team? Do his power numbers really seduce people that much?What team has Dunn transformed into a winner? And for Toronto GM Ricciardi to make those "no heart" comments about Dunn meant there was probably something to it, even though he had no place saying it.To me, statistically he's just another Giambi but with a lesser batting average (if you could believe it) and MANY more strikeouts. As for the power numbers...has it occurred to anyone that there's one thing in common with the Yankees' 4 championship teams...None of those 4 teams had a player on it that hit more than 30 HR in a season. (Bernie hit 30 in 2000)
I agree with Mickey, we need guys that play defense, provide timely hits, and have good attitudes. Dunn does not have any of those. I'd rather sign Giambi who provides more walks less years and a great clubhouse presence or Abreu. The best solution is go with what we have. The only hitters in this market that are worth it are Manny and Teixeira, but both are asking for wayyyy to many years. Blake is popular, because he play a million positions well, and gets a decent average.
No, what we need is good baseball players. Adam Dunn is one of those. Attitude is pretty irrelevant except in extreme cases, and the Dunn has no heart argument is pretty dumb anyway, since he played a half a season with a broken hand. Timely hits are really a product of random luck. If you look at numbers in the clutch, nobody does consistently well or consistently poorly, regardless of the the media tells you about Big Papi and A-Rod. Dunn does play shitty defense, but he can DH if were able to move Matsui, and 1b and LF don't really hurt you that much defensively. Anyway, offense is way more important than defense, and Adam Dunn flat out rakes. He has hit 40 homers in each of the last four years, and his OBP's in the last four years are .386, .386, .365, and .387. And don't give JP Ricciardi any credit, the man once refused to give up Shannon Stewart for David Wright.
I do agree with the Giambi comparison to an extent but from what I know he`s a better fielder, he has more power, and a better OBP.I think he stands to be greatly underpaid as well. A 3 or even 2 year deal might get it done.In extreme cases I do believe attitude can effect a team but it has to be on the same level as Manny was last year for Boston. I also do happen to believe in clutch hitters to a degree, although the media rushes to label players to fast.
I agree with the Giambi comparison too, the difference though is that Dunn is 29, can play the outfield as well as first, and has played in over 150 games in every season of his career except for one.
HE'S COUNTRY STRONGthat is about as much analysis I can provide
adam dunn sucks get over it
just wrote a post to smite you peons
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