Diamond News: “Dunn Deal”

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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2 Responses to Diamond News: “Dunn Deal”

  1. E K says:

    As a Cubs fan I am now even more disgruntled with Hendry then ever before. Abreu gets a one year deal for 5 million plus incentives?! At the very least, Hendry should have seen that the market had changes and other teams weren’t going to over-bid on these guys with the economy in shambles. Signing Bradley as quickly as he did was insane at the time and looks even worse now. Had Hendry waited he most likely could have gotten Bradley for less money and maybe even one year…..and he most likely could have hung onto DeRosa.

    Just helps cement in my mind that Hendry needs to go…..

  2. I couldn’t agree more. As a distant Cubs fan my first thought was the Cubs and their bone head move to sign Bradley who has NO business playing in the NL due to his limited ability to play healthy in the field.

    I don’t see Bradley playing more than 100 games this season. No way that’s happening…

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