Originally Posted by Scott Botkins
Griffey and Dunn aren't being paid as the highest paid players on the team to bunt. These guys hit 30-40 homers each year and we're only into the first month of the season, there is no quick fix to this team and bunting isn't going to solve anything. They just need to keep playing, it's baseball and slumps happen.
But Griffey and Dunn are being paid to help this team win games. And there are times when a team simply needs men on base. And if the shift is practically gift-wrapping the opportunity to get men on base, I see no reason why that gift shouldn't be opened.