Originally Posted by M2
True enough. The real thing that dropped off for McGwire in 1991 was his power (SLG all the way to .383). After that he got his swing priorities back to the right place and concentrated on destroying pitches within a constricted bandwidth instead of trying to be a jack of all trades. Basically that's what Dunn needs to do, improve the swing he puts on pitches he should swing at. If he can accomplish that (and I think he's slowly moving in that direction), he can be a .260-.280 hitter and that would turn him into a weapon of mass destruction. Right now he's just an M1 tank.
In all seriousness, this guy should have picked a better example. Using an all-but-convicted steroid abuser as an example is pretty weak. Maybe he went off the juice during that season. That's like saying the SF batting coach is the best in the business since Bonds' stats blew up when he got there.