Houston went out and got Berkman some help in that lineup at a awfully crappy price, but it's working. Berkman is struggling but Carlos Lee is actually tearing it up. Where is Dunn's help? Griffey is getting old, no offense. Edwin is an slump, Hamilton's a rookie who I really hope does keep his pace up. Ross is crap and won't get much better than where he's at now. Phillips is struggling with learning plate discipline.
So whom steps up? Do we try to trade for a right handed bat to back up Dunn much like Berkman and Lee? Would that make sense? I don't see the rhyme or reason behind putting all the Reds struggles on Dunn's shoulders when there are other guys in the line up doing worse. And yes, whomever said Dunn is getting treated like A-Rod is exactly correctly.
This is getting old with the hatred for Dunn. If he's traded right now, this team loses the only real threat in the line up. Then we seriously do lose 90-100 games.
And you want to bring up his strike outs? He's trying to actually put the bat on the ball this year. I am not hating that fact that he is striking out swinging when he's trying to drive the ball. Many made that agruement for Ryan Howard last year, who hits in a much better lineup then Dunn does.