Your point? or was that just drama?
I have a point. It is that Dunn's value to this team is overstated. And if you care about seeing the Reds WIN then (given their shoestring budget), it would be a mistake to pay big $$$ for him.
And on a larger scale ANY PLAYER on any team of the strikeout, big swing, BB prone, error-prone, bad fundamentals - type would likely be overstated (when OPS appraised) to some degree.
You go ahead and live in your nostalgia if you choose. I'd like to see another Reds pennant race - the sooner the better ! !
Originally Posted by westofyou
Truth is the construct of "ones" reality.
Baseball is a game about not making outs and generating on base skills into runs at the expense of the other teams weakness.
Adam Dunn doesn't make outs as much as other players on the Reds.
Therefore he doesn't "suck" he isn't worth "hating" nor is he worth dragging through the mud every day here on Redszone.
Baseball has a place for the Harmon Clayton Killebrew's in the world, they provided a vaulable service and have since Cap Anson and Ned Williamson wowed them.
Inside baseball died with the Kaiser, even 60-70's baseball worshipped at the alter of slugging percentage and on base skills.
The game is always changing, but the Reds went out and got Long John Reilly in 1883 because he was big strong guy with on base skills.
Just like Adam Dunn is 120 years later.