Originally Posted by Reds4Life
So the Reds had time to work out a deal with Valentin but not Dunn? Outstanding!
Dunn has incentive to stall -- the closer he gets to arbitration, the more the pressure will be on the Reds to come up with a better long-term offer/1-year contract as opposed to letting an arbitrator decide what the value of one of the game's best young power hitters is.
I don't think the Reds are totally at fault for not having some sort of deal completed for Dunn. There's simply no reason for him to settle for whatever terms they offer right now.
That's just good negotiating on his/his agent's part.