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    Has this town turned on Dunn?

    I have been doing a lot of reading on several different sites throughout webland. It seems to me that the majority of opinions on Dunn have changed vastly over the last several months. Some examples:

    being a reds fan I am glad to see this guy thinks there are a lot of suitors for Dunn. Most reds fans are sick and tired of Adam Dunn. If you watch a game on TV or go to a game the boos' get louder and louder everytime he strikes out. I can not way till this guy it out of Cincy. People talk about his power, He plays in our friendly GABP. Shoot even Phillips and Gonzo are on pace for around 30 HR's this year for crying out loud. I can not wait until he is shipped out.

    the only way we get anything for dunn is to trade him to the state of califonia..put him on a big platform and let him swing away and power the wind machines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Let's just face it. We're stuck with Dunng for the rest of the year and these idiots obviously love him so I'm sure they will give him 13 mil for next year and probably sign him to another 4 year deal. Thanks WK and the Castileni brothers, thanks alot.
    swing at pitches that are that low , almost in the dirt , then strike out out looking at the picth right down the middle? very Frustrating . Personally, IMO he can leave and take his strikeouts and horrible fielding with him . GO REDS!!
    Obviously these are some of the worst but not many opinions online that were really complementing him. Do you feel this Anti-Dunnism is a general consensus among Reds fans.
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    Re: Has this town turned on Dunn?

    Adam Dunn is a very very flawed baseball player. He has his good points (power and walks) and he has his bad points (fielding, strikeouts, getting hits). The casual fan hates him in part, at least in my opinion, to years of Marty Brennamen destroying Adam Dunn at every chance he gets. To the casual fan Marty is the be all, end all of Reds knowledge.

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    Re: Has this town turned on Dunn?

    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    Do you feel this Anti-Dunnism is a general consensus among Reds fans?
    No. If the REDS were winning, then Dunn would not be such a whipping boy. The high Ks and non-gold-glove defense make him an easy target for those who like to place blame. Those people are allowed to have their opinion (it is the United States), but they should look for bigger problems... pitching, other hitters (who own a lower OPS than Dunn... there are lots of these types), pitching, the lack of a bench and pitching.
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    Turned? They were never high enough on the guy to have to turn. He's never been appreciated by the masses. He's not Pete Rose and he's not Albert Pujols. I bet he can't wait to go somewhere else.
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    Re: Has this town turned on Dunn?

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    Turned? They were never high enough on the guy to have to turn. He's never been appreciated by the masses.
    Dunn isn't the first guy to be treated like that and he won't be the last (Hi Edwin), since the BRM how many players have Cincy fans said "well he's good at this and that but he's not (incert BRM name)" as if it's normal to hold every new Reds player up to hall of famers.

    Players are players, enjoy what they can do, it's the ones who can't do anything well we should be complaining about.
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    Re: Has this town turned on Dunn?

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    Turned? They were never high enough on the guy to have to turn. He's never been appreciated by the masses. He's not Pete Rose and he's not Albert Pujols. I bet he can't wait to go somewhere else.
    If I'm Adam Dunn I would love to get traded to a town where I either A) have a legitimate chance to win and see the playoffs or B) might be appreciated and respected for what I bring to the team.

    When Dunn tore up the minors in 2000 and 2001, this town saddled him with Griffey as the mainstays for the offense that would pound homers and plate runs and put us into the playoffs. It's 2007, and only last year did the Reds remotely sniff any delusion of postseason grandeur.

    For Adam's sake, I hope he gets traded and goes on to complete what should be a HOF career. For the Reds sake, I hope that trade comes back to haunt us as almost Ruth-esque or Robinson-esque. I hope years down the road, we're all talking about how we never should have traded Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Has this town turned on Dunn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    For the Reds sake, I hope that trade comes back to haunt us as almost Ruth-esque or Robinson-esque. I hope years down the road, we're all talking about how we never should have traded Adam Dunn.
    why on earth would you want that?
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    Re: Has this town turned on Dunn?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    why on earth would you want that?
    Because then being right would taste like steak and eggs?

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    Re: Has this town turned on Dunn?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Because then being right would taste like steak and eggs?
    That seems like the other extreme of those who root against Dunn (or any player) so that their postings on an anonymous message board are proven correct. At some point, it becomes less about being a fan of a team and more about the personal satisfaction that a bunch of strangers think that you're smart. Unless, of course, you were kidding.

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    Re: Has this town turned on Dunn?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    why on earth would you want that?
    The Reds need to learn how to evaluate talent.

    So far, they've shown an inept ability to do so.

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    Re: Has this town turned on Dunn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    The Reds need to learn how to evaluate talent.

    So far, they've shown an inept ability to do so.
    So you want them to make a bad trade to prove a point? Great.
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    Re: Has this town turned on Dunn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    The Reds need to learn how to evaluate talent.

    So far, they've shown an inept ability to do so.
    Not only are they bad at evaluating talent, every manager from Bob Boone through the present have been terrible stewards of the talent we have.

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    Re: Has this town turned on Dunn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    If I'm Adam Dunn I would love to get traded to a town where I either A) have a legitimate chance to win and see the playoffs or B) might be appreciated and respected for what I bring to the team.

    When Dunn tore up the minors in 2000 and 2001, this town saddled him with Griffey as the mainstays for the offense that would pound homers and plate runs and put us into the playoffs. It's 2007, and only last year did the Reds remotely sniff any delusion of postseason grandeur.

    For Adam's sake, I hope he gets traded and goes on to complete what should be a HOF career. For the Reds sake, I hope that trade comes back to haunt us as almost Ruth-esque or Robinson-esque. I hope years down the road, we're all talking about how we never should have traded Adam Dunn.
    If he doesn't improve his game, no city is going to embrace him for the game he brings. There will be groups of guys everywhere that will appreciate him, but nowhere will take a liking to him so long as he still plays horrible defense, strikes out 185+ times a year, hits .250 and fails time and time again with runners on base.

    I don't have a problem with Dunn, but that is all the truth.

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    Re: Has this town turned on Dunn?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    If he doesn't improve his game, no city is going to embrace him for the game he brings. There will be groups of guys everywhere that will appreciate him, but nowhere will take a liking to him so long as he still plays horrible defense, strikes out 185+ times a year, hits .250 and fails time and time again with runners on base.

    I don't have a problem with Dunn, but that is all the truth.
    You're probably right, but I think it all depends on expectations. When Adam came up he was supposed to become one of the elite power hitters in the game. I think most people thought he had MVP potential. That's a big part of why his lack or progression had led to such a distaste for him in Cincy. If he was in another organization that didn't need him to be "the guy" it could be different. Plus, they would know what they're getting up front. He might not be beloved, but he might not be the object of scorn like he is in Cincy.
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    Re: Has this town turned on Dunn?

    I think most casual fans probably feel that way about Dunn.

    And then you have a group of die-hards who absolutely love the guy and seem to fail to see any real flaws in his game.

    As someone "in the middle," I can tell you that my biggest disappointment has been that Dunn is seemingly incapable of improving on his weaknesses. Seems to me that he is a "good" player right now, warts and all. I've felt for the past several years that he could be a "great" player if he was able to make some minor tweaks to his approach. For whatever reason, that hasn't happened and he now appears to be stuck on "good."

    "Good" is OK, but it's not untradeable.


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