Originally Posted by cincrazy
For a long time, I was of the opinion that the Reds should part ways with Dunn. That it would be hard to replace his production, but not impossible.
But as I have watched the offense go from merely bad to horribly unbelievably historically horrific, I realize how horribly wrong I was. This team wasn't going to win with Dunn on this team or not this year. But it would have come a hell of a lot closer.
Except, they've got a LF right now OPS'ing 900 in 200 PA's. While that player is not Adam Dunn, nor would he produce consistently at Adam Dunn's level, that position has been producing at a similar level.
So really, the offense is not in much of a different situation than if it still had Dunn, but it would be even more strapped for cash and have even less financial flexibility than before.
Hence, I'm fine with it.