Re: Dunn traded to DBacks
I told my sons about this, and my 12 year old said: "Are the Reds drunk!", and he couldn't beleive the Reds did this.
I will reserve judgment until we know the whole deal. But I think that there has to be some decent substance to the PTBNL. Otherwise, we gave up two months of Dunn and the two comp draft picks for one pitcher trying to recover from TJ surgery.
Dunn's final 2008 line as a Red:
.233/.373/.528 for an OPS of .901.
32 HRs, 74 RBIs, 58 runs scored, 80 BBs, and 120 Ks.
As to saying Dunn was not worth much, I disagree. Not many .900 OPS guys are avilable right now. All those teams close to making the playoffs would have wanted him. I think some of the talk was just to drive down his value.
"I think he'd be unbelievable. He's as organized as anyone in the game, he holds people accountable... He doesn't buy into stereotypical things in the game... Price looks at evidence. He's a freaking smart guy, he makes his decision on reasonable evidence." Bronson Arroyo