Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Jojo (I think) has shown his math which pegs Dunn as around a 2.5-3.0 win player next year. You multiply that out by the cost of a win and figure that players on average lose around half a win of production per year after their peak, and anything more than $10-12M per is going to be overpaying Dunn over the course of his contract.
Unless he's a DH. IRC, JoJo's math includes a pretty big deduction for defense and rates his bat around 4 wins. Maybe I'm mistaken, but he just may be a 4 win bat w/o the defensive penalty.
I'm sure GMs wouldn't value him that way and would probably penalize him for limited defensive utility. Not that he'll go there, but a guy like Dunn in the middle of the order in Minnesota as a DH could be the missing piece.