Re: The Dunn market...and the Krivsky market...
Cyclone, I'd add the Indians, Tigers and Mets to the list.
The Indians and Tigers may want pitching, but wanting it and getting it are two different things. Meanwhile both clubs have got gaping holes in LF. Minnesota's back above .500 too and they've got a gaping LF hole as well. I'll invoke Rolling Stones theory here. You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find you get what you need. These clubs need what Dunn's got. One more big bat might be enough to separate these clubs from the rest of the pack.
In particular the Tigers lack LH power. The Yankees, bizarre as it is to say, are short on LH power too.
The Red Sox, have nowhere for Dunn to play with Manny, Papi and Youk on board.
The Angels can try to bleed something out of Garret Anderson, but that's an awfully weak lineup.
I don't buy into the notion that the A's should fear Dunn's glove. It's simply not that much impact on the downside. Plus, Shannon Stewart's a butcher with a popgun arm in LF. If Dunn's a downgrade there, it's only by a tiny amount.
The Padres need offense. The Dodgers need offense. There comes a time when a team has to recognize its main weakness. Though the Dodgers could be stubborn enough not to address an obvious need. Also, they'd need to mentally punt on Nomar and either decide to move Dunn or Luis Gonzalez to first base without first opting for James Loney (I'm fighting back the laughter at the notion of Loney being viewed as a savior, but it could happen) before they'd get serious about a deal.
The problem with the NL Central is that the only team that's playing meaningful games is six deep in the OF.
The Mets aren't scoring of late and if Alou won't be back soon enough or if Carlos Delgado can't get his act together or if none of the options on the farm are ready then I'd expect Omar Minaya to get into the market for an big bat.
I agree Jr. makes more sense in Atlanta.
Dunn could add a lot of gusto to a lot of teams. Obviously you never know what ideas are kicking around in the skulls of various baseball execs, but I'd say he'd be a difference maker for a lot of contending teams.
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Last edited by M2; 06-18-2007 at 09:06 PM.