Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Pretend that Adam Dunn is a free agent this year. Assume that he has no predispotion to play for a given team, be it Reds, Astros, or otherwise. It's all about the benjamins.
1.) What deal would you offer?
2.) What is the best deal you think he'd get (and from whom)?
I'd offer him 3 years, $27 million, and throw in some bonuses for winning the home run title or something similar.
Since I think that'd be a fair deal for him, it's hard to imagine what he *could* get, since different teams value different things. I could see a team stocked with high average hitters, but who lacks a dominant power threat in the lineup, pursuing him and offering him more. Something in the realm of $10-$12 million a year wouldn't be out of the question for a consistent 40 homer guy who is entering his prime years.