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    Bowden Making a Serious Run at Dunn

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    It's no secret that Nationals general manager Jim Bowden covets Reds left fielder Adam Dunn and no surprise that the Nats are pursuing Dunn, according to major-league sources.

    Whether the Nationals can obtain Dunn is another question.
    One, they will face competition from other clubs in the trade market as the non-waiver deadline draws closer.

    Two, they might not be willing to meet the Reds' price, assuming the Reds even like their prospects.

    And three, they would be risking a mere rental of Dunn, who will become a free agent at the end of the season if he is traded.

    While a trade does not appear close, the Reds have scouted the Nationals' most talented minor-league club, Class A Potomac.

    Bowden, who was the Reds' GM when the team drafted Dunn in 1998, probably thinks that if he can get Dunn to D.C., he can talk him into signing long-term.

    Dunn, 28, would be the centerpiece of the Nationals' rebuilding program as they move into their new ballpark next season and heaven knows that the Nats, last in the majors with 59 home runs, need the power.

    Then again, after spending his entire career playing for losing teams in Cincinnati, Dunn might prefer to join an established contender.

    In the worst-case scenario, if Bowden failed to sign Dunn long-term, the Nats would receive two high draft picks when he departed as a free agent.

    It is not clear which other contenders are interested in Dunn. The Twins and Angels are among those looking for offense, and the Yankees and Red Sox always monitor the availability of big-name talent. The Padres, who have had past interest in Dunn, are more focused on improving their bench and adding depth to their rotation.

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    Re: Bowden Making a Serious Run at Dunn

    no way would i deal with jim bowden. it's like trying to make a deal with the devil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mroby85 View Post
    no way would i deal with jim bowden. it's like trying to make a deal with the devil.
    Yeah, he'll give the Reds some more dead arms and one arm that could be decent.
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    Re: Bowden Making a Serious Run at Dunn

    Krivsky shouldn't deal with Bowden again for all the talent in the world. He dealt falsely with Wayne once, he would do so again.

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    Re: Bowden Making a Serious Run at Dunn

    If the return is good do it. Bowden would overpay for Dunn.

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    The only thing that would make me happy with this trade would be Adam playing with Austin again. Other than that, Wayne, stay away from the Nats...far away.

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    Re: Bowden Making a Serious Run at Dunn

    I think this might have Chad Cordero written all over it.

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    Bowden is swooping in for another highway robbery of his old team. Hopefully Krivsky learned enough from his humiliation at the hands of Leatherpants to avoid dealing with him again.

    I seriously doubt the Nationals would be willing to pay Dunn $15+ million per year from their small budget.

    I don't think the Nationals have any good prospects close to the majors to trade us. The Reds should not settle for any high-risk lottery tickets from the low minors. The only thing we should trade Dunn for is a stud starting pitcher prospect that will be ready to pitch in the Majors next year. We already learned our lesson about trading for relief pitchers (guys are relievers because they are not good enough to be starters). There is no such thing as a "stud relief prospect." Either you are a stud or you are a reliever -- not both.

    Give Dunn the going rate salary to make sure our offense remains good. Then go to work on improving the pitching. We can't afford to ruin the one thing we do well (score runs) in order to throw money at free agent pitchers, which is always a crapshoot.

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    Re: Bowden Making a Serious Run at Dunn

    Ship EE with Dunn and send Zimmerman/Marrero over, if Zimm can adjust to right handed pitching he will be top 3 3rd baseman in MLB for years to come.
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    I don't see Krivsky being ripped off again. If he makes a bad trade with Dunn there's a good chance he'll be fired, he has to know that. The guy I would like included in this deal is Jesus Colome, I wouldn't want him being a main piece though becuase he is on the DL.

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    Re: Bowden Making a Serious Run at Dunn

    The word serious should not be used in the same sentence with the word Bowden.

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    "Fool me once shame on you.....fool me twice shame on me"
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    I'm sure Bowden has some unreasonable man-love for Adam Dunn. I'd dangle Dunn just to see if he'd overpay for a "new face of the franchise" player if i were Krivsky.

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    Re: Bowden Making a Serious Run at Dunn

    Someone explain how we were ripped off in the Austin Kearns deal?

    It was a trade in which both teams gave up mediocre players. No one got a single good player in that deal, if anything I'd say the Reds did get the better end though.

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    Re: Bowden Making a Serious Run at Dunn

    Quote Originally Posted by BucSappy View Post
    Someone explain how we were ripped off in the Austin Kearns deal?

    It was a trade in which both teams gave up mediocre players. No one got a single good player in that deal, if anything I'd say the Reds did get the better end though.
    Just because Kearns and Lopez are stinking up the joint, doesn't replace the production they had with us.


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