Originally Posted by registerthis
I am really, really confused by this.
I am very perplexed by this whole turn of events. I can't se ethem sticking with Hatteberg for very long, but why he's considered a viable option at all is completely mystifying to me.
Let me help clear it up for you.
First thing is they don't like Dunn at 1B and maybe that's because Dunn himself prefers LF. Marty said yesterday that Dunn was pleased with the trade because it meant going back to LF. They also feel that Dunn is a better LF than a 1B. So if you start with the premise that Dunn does not play 1B regularly then the choices are kind of limited.
Secondly they like Hatteberg not as a superstar but as a Joe Randa type that solidifies a team. Hatteberg is not a powerful 1B but he's played regularly there for the A's who were pretty successful. The Braves and Indians are examples of other contenders who do not get big numbers out of the 1B position.
So it's really clear what they want. They want more pitching, more defense and less strike outs and this trade accomplished all of that.
Don't expect Dunn to play regularly at 1B for the next few years. I don't think he wants it and neither does Krivsky.
As for Denorfia he has options and we know what that means. He starts the year in Louisville