Originally Posted by TRF
Now this I feel is an over exaggeration. Soriano didn't get $20 mil a year. And though I think Dunn is more valuable than Soriano, They have some similarities (power, weak defenders)
Dunn's next contract will likely be in the same range as Soriano's. The length and overall total might be different, but the rate will be similar.
And what rumblings? It has never been reported that he wants out of Cincinnati.
I remember a year or so ago, when the Reds were in Houston, he was quoted as saying he'd like to play nearer his home.
As far as contract value is concerned, clearly his value will depend on his performance in the next year and a half. I'm basing my cost estimate on that performance being around his career average and am allowing for further salary inflation in that time.