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    Dunn considering retirement


    Yet Dunn, the Chicago White Sox’s designated hitter, says that he will consider retiring this offseason and forfeiting his remaining salary if he no longer is enjoying himself.

    “I’m not coming back just to come back for money or because I have one year left (on his contract),” Dunn told FOX Sports on Tuesday. “I’m not coming back to chase home-run numbers or whatever. If I end up with 499 and I’m not having fun, see ya — 499 it is.”

    Dunn, who turns 34 on Nov. 9, almost certainly would have a different view if the White Sox were in contention. Instead, he called the team’s season “a great letdown.”
    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.”
    “If I’m not having fun, I can’t do it. I won’t do it. I can’t. I’ll be a miserable person. I don’t want to be like that. I want to be like I am a lot. Happy.

    “It should be fun. This is a fun game
    Last edited by klw; 09-04-2013 at 08:51 AM.

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    Re: Dunn considering retirement

    Well he's about 2 seasons from 499

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    Re: Dunn considering retirement

    Always thought he was the type that would walk away at a relatively young age but I can't imagine anyone actually leaving 15 million on the table.

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