Dunn, however, said that he will talk to Ventura during the offseason.
“If it’s looking like it’s going to be one of those ‘Oh boy’ kind of years, that’s going to determine a lot,” Dunn said.
Dunn emphasized that he was not blaming anyone with the White Sox, adding that he, too, bears responsibility for the team’s poor performance; he entered Tuesday night batting .228 with a .785 OPS, 30 homers and 79 RBI.
Dunn also said that he does not want to be traded this offseason, saying, “I’m not a demand-trade dude.” The way he sees it, he wants to remain with the White Sox as long as they want him.
When will he decide about playing next season?
“I’ll start working out (during the offseason), start hitting,” Dunn said. “It’ll be the same. I’m presuming that I’m going to dread starting. Then, once you get into it, (you realize) it is fun again. I remember that. Then I’ll go to spring training and go from there. If I’m not having fun, if it’s not a normal-feeling baseball season, then I’m out.
“That might be February. That might be 10 years from now.”