Originally Posted by Highlifeman21
Votto will offer less production than Dunn. Do you really think Votto will put up better numbers than Dunn? I agree Votto should be up now, but he's not.
The Reds should absolutely pay Adam Dunn a contract in the range of $100 Million over 7 years, which equates to a little over 14 Million a year.
Votto should have some impact over the next 3 years, but the same can't be said about Stubbs, Cueto and Wood.
Will he put up better numbers? Probably not in the HR area, but I bet that he will hit for a better average and have a very similar, if not better OBP. Slugging, probably not, but I bet he is at least a .475 SLG guy this year. Given the money he will be making compared to what Dunn will be making, he will absolutely be a much more valuable player for the money than Dunn.
We will agree to disagree that the Reds should pay Dunn that much money. I don't think its worth it.
As for Cueto, Wood and Stubbs over the next 3 years.... you may be right, although I bet Cueto and Stubbs at least are in the majors by then and Wood is at least in AAA if he stays healthy. Of course you are forgetting about the whole thing where Dunn would be traded for Salty, so at that point you are getting plenty of production out of him as well.