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    SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    I just received my copy of the 8/22/05 issue of Sports Illustrated, which has an article by Tom Verducci, picking SI's All 25 and Under Team.
    The outfield has Miguel Cabrera, Grady Sizemore and Carl Crawford. There is no mention of Adam Dunn, who is only 25 years old.
    Verducci picked Albert Pujols, age 25, at firstbase-no argument there, but Verducci did go on to say that 25 year old Mark Teixeira deserved honorable mention since he already had 95 HRs and 290 RBI in his career, citing the Rangers hitting coach who said that Teixeira would be a consistent 35-40 HR guy with 100 RBIs. Doesn't that describe Dunn as well? Dunn has more than 95 HRs and 290 RBI at the same age.
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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    Quite a glaring omission.

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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    He's probably one of those people who thinks Dunn strikes out too much and doesn't hit many sacrifice flies.
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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    Politics boys. Politics.

    Love watching Sizemore and Pujols.

    Can't argue much with Cabrera as the LF. I'd have to at least mention our boy dunn though, come on.

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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    All bat avg bunk.
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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    Sounds like a Verducci piece.
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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    My e-mailed response:

    Mr. Verducci,

    I'm just wondering (re: the 8/22/05 SI "All 25 and under Team), did you somehow forget that there's a kid named Adam Dunn playing Major League Baseball right now? Carl Crawford- speedy flash but an Out Machine of the highest order- over a top 10 MLB Run-creation offensive monster like Dunn? Not even a mention of the guy, yet you give props to Mark Teixeira at 1B, whose career numbers are dwarfed by Dunn's? Ok.

    Let me help you out here...Adam Dunn plays Left Field for the Cincinnati Reds- a team that plays in the National League. He's 25 years old. You can find him by using the player search function on the cnnsi.com baseball stat page. He'll rank among the top 10 Run producers in the game. He's the kid who, in all of baseball since 1900, posted a Secondary Average surpassed by only Ted Williams through age 24. Now go find his numbers and take a GOOD look. Thanks.
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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    Wasn't Verducci the same guy who overlooked Felipe Lopez for the All-Star team?

    Sometimes I think certain writers bang these articles out on the can between innings.

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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    Dear Verducci:

    What Steel said.

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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    David Wright wasn't mentioned either?

    what a moron.
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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    David Wright wasn't mentioned either?

    what a moron.
    He was:

    Catcher: Joe Mauer
    First Base: Albert Pujols
    Second Base: Rickie Weeks
    Shortstop: Bobby Crosby
    Third Base: David Wright
    Utility Infielder: Jose Reyes
    Outfield: Miguel Cabrera
    Outfield: Grady Sizemore
    Outfield: Carl Crawdford

    Starting Pitchers:
    Rich Harden
    Jake Peavey
    Mark Prior
    Dontrelle Willis
    Carlos Zambrano

    Closer: Francisco Rodriguez
    Last edited by RedsIn07; 08-18-2005 at 03:03 PM.

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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    Haha. Reyes and Crawdford over Dunn and Lopez. Nice comedy.
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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    Joe Reyes and Carl Crawford-Captains of the Overrated team. Replace Reyes and Crawford with Dunn and Lopez and its a decent list.

    Jose Reyes

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    Career-.277/.301/.386

    Carl Crawford

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    Career-.284/.315/.414
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
    Wasn't Verducci the same guy who overlooked Felipe Lopez for the All-Star team?

    Sometimes I think certain writers bang these articles out on the can between innings.
    Left him off this team too. If Reyes is your SS then FeLo should've at least gotten a mention.
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    Re: SI's All 25 and Under Team--No Dunn

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsIn07
    He was:

    Catcher: Joe Mauer
    First Base: Albert Pujols
    Second Base: Rickie Weeks
    Shortstop: Bobby Crosby
    Third Base: David Wright
    Utility Infielder: Jose Reyes
    Outfield: Miguel Cabrera
    Outfield: Grady Sizemore
    Outfield: Carl Crawdford

    Starting Pitchers:
    Rich Harden
    Jake Peavey
    Mark Prior
    Dontrelle Willis
    Carlos Zambrano

    Closer: Francisco Rodriguez
    That was my bad Pedro...I was basing my post solely on what RedsBaron had mentioned at the beginning.
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