Diamond News: “Dunn Deal”

February 11, 2009

Apparently Adam Dunn got sick of waiting around for teams to come to their senses and sign him as he has reportedly signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Washington Nationals. While this is a great signing by the desperate Nationals who need a middle-of-the-order impact bat for their punch less lineup, I am less excited to see a bat like Dunn’s be wasted in Washington.

As many of you know I have been a big advocate for a contending team to sign the slugger as I feel they could greatly utilize his on-base abilities and power numbers. But in a strange, penny pinching off season, there didn’t seem to be any people banging down his door for his services.

I am a little surprised that this wasn’t a one-year deal to allow Dunn back out into the wild next season, but I’m guessing the Nationals insisted on it.

Look for Bobby Abreu to be the next off the board…

By Matthew Whipps
The Diamond Cutter
Major & Minor League Baseball Columnist
diamondcutter[at]columnist.com

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