Re: Jayson Starks Top 10 to watch as the trade deadline approaches
Steve Phillips (moments ago on Dunn)
Steve, What are your thought on the Reds getting rid of Dunn? I have heard Indians and the Cubs.
Steve Phillips: (12:15 PM ET ) Adam Dunn is the most interesting consideration for the Reds. He will make close to $9 million through arbitration and the Reds can't afford him and Griffey with such a low overall payroll. Dunn would be interesting at the deadline and I suspect the Reds could bring back one ML ready starting pitcher, on nearly ready pitcher and possibly a position prospect. Teams in the race would have interest but also clubs who are not in the race because they can control his contract after this year and manipulate their roster to afford his salary. He would be a great fit for the Blue Jays who need power and like OBP. The Jays have about $160M to spend in '06-'07.
I also sent him a question I will let you know if he answers it.
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