i just have an observation. i've noticed people attacking dunn for his lack of hustle, as they say, when he goes out to left, and his low BA and high strike out numbers. yet he hits 40 homeruns and gets no credit at all. so now people want to see him traded. now, i miss austin kearns' bat as much as anyone else and i hated to see him go. that offense he and lopez provided has yet to be replaced, but now everyone is lobbying to see dunn dealt. why is it that people gripe about the lack of offense after the trade and now want to see the one true power threat dealt away? i know he strikes out way too often, but how can 40 homeruns be replaced that easily? i'm all for acquiring pitching, but only if there is enough offense left to at least score a few runs. you cannot base what a player will do based on his stats from the previous season. phillips may hit fiver homers next year. encarnacion could get hurt and miss the entire second half. i know dunn could too, but don't you guys think the team needs someone who is a legit homer threat? give the guy a break, he played 160 games this year and people are complaining because he may have not jogged out to left every inning of every game he played in. it's truly amazing. this team could win every game next year, yet someone will find something to complain about. i was happy with the reds this year. i wish they could've, at least, gotten to .500, but it was a very fun season to root for this team. you guys gotta agree with me, at least partially, about some of this. oh, and i wonder how many people hated dunn on june 30th?