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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone View Post
    IIRC, he was asked the Houston press if he wanted to play for the Astros and he responded something like.... (paraphrasing) sure, everyone wants to go home someday.

    ... instead of really looking at what he said, Cincinnati fans went balistic.

    It wasn't a flat out "do you want to play for Houston" and he answered "yes, I do".
    "Someday" could be next year or ten years - it was still very poor PR on his part IMHO. :thumbdown
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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    I quess some people choose to ignore any/everything that goes against their preconcieved notions. It's easier for them that way.
    And that's why RedsZone has too many threads on Dunn and Marty!
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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone View Post
    IIRC, he was asked the Houston press if he wanted to play for the Astros and he responded something like.... (paraphrasing) sure, everyone wants to go home someday.

    ... instead of really looking at what he said, Cincinnati fans went balistic.

    It wasn't a flat out "do you want to play for Houston" and he answered "yes, I do".
    Here's the thread in question...
    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showt...n+houston+play
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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    If he wanted out he wouldn't have signed a deal that gives the Reds 3 years, he could have refused and already be gone.

    Why do people miss that?
    I dunno, would he be gone? I thought the Reds/Dunn signed the 3 year deal to avoid arbitration. When does Dunn become a free agent anyway?
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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    "Someday" could be next year or ten years - it was still very poor PR on his part IMHO. :thumbdown
    I think that's pretty harsh for a guy who just answered a question honestly.

    If he said no then people in Cincinnati would just accuse him of lying. The guy can't win IMO.
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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    I dunno, would he be gone? I thought the Reds/Dunn signed the 3 year deal to avoid arbitration. When does Dunn become a free agent anyway?
    Pretty sure if he didn't sign that deal he would have been one after last season.
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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    I dunno, would he be gone? I thought the Reds/Dunn signed the 3 year deal to avoid arbitration. When does Dunn become a free agent anyway?
    Dunn could have become a free agent after 2007, instead he signed a two year deal before the 2006 season with a club option for a 3rd that bought out a year of free agency.

    If the Reds decline the option he would immediately become a free agent. If they pick up the option and he doesn't sign an extension he will become a free agent after the 2008 season.
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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    So it's only 2007? ok then, if Dunn hated it here so much, why not demand a PLAYER option?
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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    I think that's pretty harsh for a guy who just answered a question honestly.

    If he said no then people in Cincinnati would just accuse him of lying. The guy can't win IMO.
    Silence is golden!
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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    So it's only 2007? ok then, if Dunn hated it here so much, why not demand a PLAYER option?
    Maybe that's what he did during lunch with Bob!
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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    Silence is golden!
    But Kitty, then he'd be accused of being a jerk. Can't win I tell ya.
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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    I think that's pretty harsh for a guy who just answered a question honestly.

    If he said no then people in Cincinnati would just accuse him of lying. The guy can't win IMO.
    Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people. Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930)

    Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control. Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

    Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people. Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930)

    Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control. Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

    Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

    nice.
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    Re: Dunn is Reds' lightning rod

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    nice.
    I was going to post this often repeated Twain quote...

    It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

    But Dunn's not always the big dumb Texan...
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