"Sometimes, it's not the sexiest moves that put you over the top," Krivsky said. "It's a series of transactions that help you get there."
If I'm trading Dunn I have to get back at least one cheap pitcher who's good.
Garland is not cheap, and not particularly good. I like Crede, but Pod stinks.
Encarnacion has a great stick for a thirdbaseman. It makes no sense to to move him to first, where he would simply block Votto.
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.
2) I seriously find it amazing how any discussion can get twisted into Adam Dunn's favor. A few points that I think are, at the very least, questionable:
a) Crede's OPS is on the way up and Dunn's is on the way down. Therefore, this is in favor of Dunn?
b) Success that is driven by a higher BA and SLG is bad? Come on...I know this board is OBP addicted, but putting someone down because their "success" in the league is based on getting hits and XBHs is a bit ridiculous. Someone should inform Vlad that he better stop getting hits and start walking more or else the HOF will shut him out. Obviously an exaggeration but still relevant.
3) Crede will probably cost at least $8-9 million less than Dunn over the next 2 years. And 2009 is his first FA eligible year for him. If they wanted, the CWS could lock him up right now at much less of a price than Dunn is costing.
So remember, I am not advocating this trade in a million years. I am only advocating fair and balanced discussions when it comes to Adam Dunn.
Thanks for reading.
not in a million years.
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I don't even think the White Sox would make that deal.
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