Re: If Dunn isn't signed long term, Jay Bruce needs a long term extension
wait until he hits arbitration - then you buy out his arb years.
Similar to what they did with BP.
The ENTIRE REASON they waited to bring him up late was to protect his Super 2 status.
He hasn't exactly had Ryan Braun type success yet, or Grady Sizemore for that matter.
IF they don't resign Dunn, I think Bruce's agent would be reluctant to sign him long-term anyway. 3-5 years from now he might OPS .900, hit 35 HRs a year with 100 RBI's and 100 BB's and have fans and radio heads wanting to run him out of town.
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009