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Benihana
04-16-2008, 01:24 PM
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a huge fan. But if Dunn prices himself out of town, he may be a guy to consider giving a cheaper/shorter version of Dunn's deal to, as he is a right handed guy that has OPS'd around .900 for the past few years.

I would like to re-sign Dunn first and foremost, but if that doesn't happen for whatever reason, would you consider giving Burrell 3 for $45-50MM? Just a thought...

flyer85
04-16-2008, 01:25 PM
no.

if you let Dunn go then the idea needs to be younger and cheaper combined with better defense. Burrell fails on all counts.

Chip R
04-16-2008, 01:30 PM
I don' t know. He seems to have problems with the Philly fans and, as we all know, if you can't get along with them, you can't get along with anyone. ;)

KronoRed
04-16-2008, 01:48 PM
Burrel would get the Dunn treatment twice as bad.

Falls City Beer
04-16-2008, 01:52 PM
I'm not all that interested in Burrell because of age and price. But to eliminate from consideration a masher in LF because of defense is flawed.

*BaseClogger*
04-16-2008, 01:53 PM
poor man's Adam Dunn...

flyer85
04-16-2008, 01:56 PM
But to eliminate from consideration a masher in LF because of defense is flawed.
if the Reds dont sign Dunn to an extension my guess is that his defense is the main reason the organization is not interested.

*BaseClogger*
04-16-2008, 02:00 PM
if the Reds dont sign Dunn to an extension my guess is that his defense is the main reason the organization is not interested.

or age... or expense... or missunderstanding of his offensive value...

flyer85
04-16-2008, 02:04 PM
or ageI can't see age as a problem. Getting a player in age 29-32 seasons is usually a good thing. Dunn is young for a free agent. If he is smart he has a chance to hit the jackpot twice(2 4 year deals).

*BaseClogger*
04-16-2008, 02:07 PM
I can't see age as a problem. Getting a player in age 29-32 seasons is usually a good thing. Dunn is young for a free agent. If he is smart he has a chance to hit the jackpot twice(2 4 year deals).

I can see it being a concern though. His type of player doesn't age well...

flyer85
04-16-2008, 02:10 PM
I can see it being a concern though. His type of player doesn't age well...some do some don't, Frank Howard who may be as close to Dunn in body type(just very tall and large individuals) as any player played his best in his early 30's.

jojo
04-16-2008, 02:41 PM
Cincy probably isn't Las Vegas enough for Burrell's fast lane lifestyle....

vaticanplum
04-16-2008, 02:42 PM
I like Dunn better. But I think Burrell is underrated.

Benihana
04-16-2008, 03:11 PM
Cincy probably isn't Las Vegas enough for Burrell's fast lane lifestyle....

or San Francisco enough, if ya know what I mean...

RedEye
04-16-2008, 03:37 PM
some do some don't, Frank Howard who may be as close to Dunn in body type(just very tall and large individuals) as any player played his best in his early 30's.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Frank Howard... the Ryan Howard-Frank Thomas hybrid! :D

jojo
04-16-2008, 03:48 PM
I'm not all that interested in Burrell because of age and price. But to eliminate from consideration a masher in LF because of defense is flawed.

As is only considering a masher in LF because his flawed defense won'y matter as much as if he was a CFer.......

Falls City Beer
04-16-2008, 05:54 PM
As is only considering a masher in LF because his flawed defense won'y matter as much as if he was a CFer.......

Mashers tend not to be great fielders: true. In general this has been borne out time and time again. In the NL, where do most mashers play? LF and 1st base. Why? Presumably because first base doesn't require tremendous speed in order to play it adequately. Why does LF seem to be the other stopping-off point for sluggers?

PuffyPig
04-16-2008, 06:01 PM
Why does LF seem to be the other stopping-off point for sluggers?


I'm not sure if this was meant as a retorical question or not.

But the simple answer is that LF requires less skill to play than any of the other postions (other than, perhaps, firstbase).