Re: My last ever Adam Dunn Thread - from the ORG "Dunn Appreciation Thread"
Originally Posted by JayBruce32
There was no bigger Adam Dunn fan in the world then me. Its well documented on my blog.
1) Dunn was not coming back. He wants money more than the $15-17 million per year I believe he was worth. He wants to break the $100 million by far. I aparently had the wool pulled over my eyes to adam dunn. I thought he was down-home, country boy, laid back... didn't care about the money and was probably as good of a candidate as anyone NOT to try and break us with a contract and maybe take a discount/fair deal. I was wrong.
2) I talked to my source in the organization. They told me that EVERYONE was glad to see Dunn go minus a few players. Said that his lack of passion for the game (and I thought this wasn't the case) has really shown recently in his work ethic and to a smaller degree his play.
Is your #1 based upon facts, or heresay?
I could buy #2, even though that would not be like AD, but if by "recent" you mean after they traded Griff, I don't doubt that all of the Reds are guilty of that to some degree.
I'm not saying the guy's an Angel, but I think he worked hard and was his biggest critic by far and truly CARED about the game, and his performance. Being stuck on a horrible team, with a horrible manager, and a historically bad run of owners and GM's will jade a guy after awhile. Look at Barry Sanders for an example. Went out WAY too early.
FWIW, I think Dunn is well liked by many many players, and he took Bruce under his wing, etc... I can only guess at a few of the names of the "team" players that were glad to see Dunn go.
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