Redszone's collective trade bait is doing quite well right now. Check out the NL rankings as of 7pm tonight:
Runs: 4th (30) The three ahead of him are all leadoff hitters, with great speed. Hanley Ramirez (32), Rollins (32), Reyes (31). Folks, that is IMPRESSIVE.
Triples: 10th (2) Put that in here for fun.
Walks: 9th (20)
HR: 1st (11) tied with voltron.
RBI: 11th (24)
SB: 11th (6) 0 caught
OBP: 22nd (.384)
SLG: 2nd (.635) behind voltron
OPS: 7th (1.108)
Pitches seen: 13th (599)
I bring up this because of how much people have talked about getting rid of him. I know he struggles at times and is streaky. But the bottom line is, so are other players. Normal streaky hitters don't end up in the top of all these categories that Dunn is in. Go look at all these categories and tell me if there is anyone above Dunn in any of these stats that you wouldn't want on your team, from a production standpoint (ignore personality or roids). He is truly a VERY productive hitter and people need to start understanding this.
If you watched other teams play 150 times a year, you would find problems with their star players. People who don't watch Dunn play every day, and realize K's aren't a huge deal, would love to have him on their team. I get just as frustrated as many of you and say, trade this guy one day, then love him the next. Looking at the numbers, this is what I get:
Love him, enjoy his game, and realize that we have a star on this team. Streakiness happens, so does fan over reaction. Learn to calm down and realize this is a 162 game season (oh, he also plays in almost all of them).
:dunn: Love me for my production, don't hate me for not being the best player in baseball.