Re: Salty solution
Originally Posted by Jpup
Have you guys looked at the league leaders in OPS lately?
1. Barry Bonds 1.099
2. Chipper Jones 1.017
8. Ken Griffey Jr. .922
10. Adam Dunn .911
Adam Dunn is heading back to where we expected him to be at this point. Too many people IMO are still killing him based on the end of last season. His defense has improved and isn't the bottom of the barrel in the NL as some would have you believe. Dunn is 3rd in homeruns, 8th in walks, 6th in runs, and 7th in slugging. (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/player...e?statsId=6763
I'm not sure why he doesn't deserve 13-15 million from the numbers he is putting up based on the current salaries in baseball. Just because he has struck out 1000 times, literally, in his career doesn't mean he isn't very, very valuable. Adam Dunn is much more valuable to any team than Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Adam Dunn is also only 27 years old. What am I missing?
The thing is there is where Jr is now, there's where he'll be offensively by the end of the season, and there's how many games he'll be able to play in between those two point...
The safest bet is he wont end up where he is now and the numbers of games between the two points won't be as many as a team trading a prospect would like.
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