Originally Posted by Highlifeman21
Why trade Dunn?
We no longer have Denorfia, so our OF post KGJ needs to be Dunn/Hamilton/Bruce.
Adam Dunn is part of the long term solution in Cincinnati, and not part of the problem.
If Dunn would sign long term at a discount, I'd be strongly for it. Unfortunately, after 08, I think he'll go at $20M/yr which the Reds would be foolish to match. There have also been rumblings he wants to return to Texas.
Depending on how Votto and Stubbs work out, I'd like to see Bruce, Stubbs, and Hamilton in the outfield and Dunn at first base. I think Dunn's best position long term is 1st. He's athletic enough to become a good fielder and he'd be a huge target for EE & other infielders. He could probably save 10-20 overthrows a year. He'd have to learn to scoop the low throws but I see no reason he couldn't.
If both Stubbs and Votto become studs, and the Reds had signed Dunn long term, they'd have a nice problem and great trade bait.