Re: Dunn was just a rental
Originally Posted by Big Klu
We already know what J.P. Ricciardi in Toronto thinks of Dunn. Most of us dismissed him as a crackpot. But down deep, I think he probably vocalized the prevailing opinion in MLB--he was just the guy who was dumb enough to say it out loud.
I agree. I think most people around baseball undervalue Dunn's skill set. It will be interesting to see what Dunn gets compared to the other players around the league -- and how that works out in terms of production for the dollar.
When Gary Matthew's Jr gets $10M per, Dunn getting in the $12-14M range would be quite the discount. I think Dunn ends up someplace rather unexpected, like Baltimore, Kansas City, or San Fransisco.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.