Originally Posted by Raisor
Then let some other team trade for him and use that money differently.
There's no way that Ortiz is going to be more valuable, either now or in the future then Adam Dunn. Money spent on stiffs like Ortiz (and Wilson for that matter) is money not being spent on getting Dunn locked in long term. Money spent of stiffs like Wilson and Ortiz could have very well landed someone like Odalis Perez, someone with upside and, if it comes down to it, much more trade value. Money spent on stiffs like Wilson and Ortiz could/should be spent on other more important long term things.
Can Perez make 60 plus starts a year? We needed more than one starter and both Ortiz and Wilson could win more games each than Perez does. Dunn hasn't been traded, yet and we don't even know if he wants to stay in Cincy. His agent my be telling him to test the free agent market when his time comes.