Re: Maybe Adam Dunn doesn't suck
Adam's 27, he's more experienced, he seems more focused, and he's learned to take better care of his body. He looked really tired to me last September, both mentally and physically. I do believe he's approaching the game much differently now, and hopefully this will carry through the year.
He's always going to be a very streaky hitter, prone to weeks of slumping, and weeks of wreaking havoc on NL pitching.
I'd try to sign him to a LTC. It'll cost, but I think it would be worth it.
If he's not in the Reds long term plans (and who knows if he is?) and they are planning on trading him for prospects or pitching, it might be best to do it sooner rather than later.
But I'd like to see him stay here, long term. He's an excellent hitter, a great teammate (I loved how he spoke out and stuck up for Milty), has a wonderful sense of humor, and doesn't take himself too seriously, while showing lately that he is taking his work very seriously.