Originally Posted by Kc61
They make a trade. I'm not suggesting they acquire Hank Aaron, but there are often situations around in which a good hitter can be obtained for, say, prospects (of which the Reds have many) and veterans. Adam Dunn himself would have some value -- if he walks away he turns into draft choices -- and packaged with others can indeed get a good hitter in return.
Dunn has little trade value and can effectively block any trade even after the middle of June.
And if he walks the ability to trade the picks and others can't realistically happen until after June 2010 ... a little late.
On the other hand, Jr. would probably accept a shorter, cheaper contract and may be more likely to stay at reduced rates.
and is unlikely to be worth it.
PECOTA predicts a MORP of $2.3M in 2009 and $1.2M in 2010 for Jr.
2 things are very likely
1) if signed, Dunn will be overpriced
2) his trade will not bring an adequate replacement