Re: What trading/not trading Dunn would mean...
Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
Reds left fielder Adam Dunn lacks a no-trade clause, but his contract includes a provision that grants him his own form of protection, effectively allowing him to determine his own fate.
If Dunn is traded, his $13 million club option for '08 will be voided, making him a free agent at the end of the season, according to a source with knowledge of his contract.
Thus, any team that acquired him likely would request a negotiating window to sign him long-term, rather than simply rent him for two or three months.
If the Reds keep Dunn and exercise his option after the season, he will gain full no-trade protection until next June 15. After that date, he could be traded to 10 clubs, but the list would be of his own choosing.
This has been discussed in several recent "trade Dunn/Jr" threads. The significance is that Dunn's contract probably makes it harder to trade on him on several levels.
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