Originally Posted by Stingray
Signing the extension didn't significantly extend his time in Cincy but gave him a lof of financial security. I'm not saying there's no chance Dun will sign a discounted extension. But, I do think it's unlikely.
Yes, but he could have gone year to year in arbitration making the Reds decision to keep him very difficult the more his salary increased. They could have believed it was too expensive to keep him after he won a huge arbitration award one of those years and traded him. It's basically saying, pay me what I want or trade me.
Oh, and in that interview, Dunn said that he wondered what it would be like to play for the Astros. Not that he actually wanted to play with them. But, since it was Adam Dunn who said that, it got taken out of context and proportion and it became, "I hate Cincinnati and want to play for the Astros."