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    52 49.06%
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Thread: Keep Dunn?

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    Keep Dunn?

    New poll time. Hasn't been polled in awhile.

    Answer or your ORG status expires.


    Ok, I can't back that up.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    So far, 100% of ORGers think he should be kept.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post

    Answer or your ORG status expires.


    I recuse myself on the grounds that I have long held beliefs that might bias my opinion, that hits are actually better than strikeouts. :

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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    Although sometimes I wish they'd trade him just so the noise will stop....

    If he weren't a Red, I'd want the Reds to get him.

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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    I don't really like the options presented. I think there's a big difference between trading him and just letting him go.

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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    I voted for keeping him. Bruce will be coming up soon, but I expect he will be replacing Griffey in right after this year. We have some promising prospects in AA, but I expect they are several years away. We will need Dunn's offense in the meantime.

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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    Yeah, not a big fan of the choices.

    Depends on the contract or who he would get dealt for.

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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    Yeah, I definitely think there's a lot more to the story than just the two options. If he hits the market (I'd be shocked if an LTC is done before he hits the open market at this point) and gives the Reds a shot to resign him, what will the market dictate? If a bidding war starts and it gets more than, say, $15 mil a year...I don't think I'd do that.

    I don't trade him just to trade him. If you get an offer of, let's say, an above average pitching prospect and an above average RH bat...I'd pull the trigger. If his trade market is underwhelming, I do not advocate trading him. If worse comes to worse, the extra draft pick(s) received if he leaves via FA would probably have more value than some moderate or below prospects or crafty veterans.

    First choice is a 4 or 5 year deal in the $60-$70 million range. If that can't or doesn't happen, then you have to play it by ear, IMO.
    Last edited by guttle11; 05-09-2008 at 10:54 PM.
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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    So far, 100% of ORGers think he should be kept.
    I think you intimidated them.
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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    Of course they should, I like Jay Bruce but we're throwing a ton of eggs in the basket of someone who has yet to swing a bat in a major league game.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    I voted LTC on the grounds that I could dictate it be a 3 or 4 year deal, which in hindsight is pretty unrealistic IMO...
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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    Picking up his option for 2008 was a no brainer.

    Signing him to a LTC is the same animal.

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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    I voted to let him go. It's all about the money. REDS can't afford him at this point anymore and I'm not sure he'd be worth that big a percentage of payroll.

    The offense might stink w/o him, but it stinks with him also. It'll be better for Dunn too..he can DH in the AL and won't have Dusty batting him 5th for the next three years.

    You have to be realistic. Dunn is not going to fetch much in a trade, so the draft pick may be the best alternative.
    As for an LTC, he's going to want at least 5 yrs and will probably get it somewhere.
    5 yrs -$85 mm is my prediction. HRs are falling in the AL (down substantiall this year), so the price of slugging just got dearer.
    Last edited by oneupper; 05-10-2008 at 08:27 AM.
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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    I say sign him, but only if they can do a three year deal. 3 yrs/45M is fine with me.

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    Re: Keep Dunn?

    I would do 4 years 60M but I'm really not sure why Dunn would want to stay in Cincinnati.


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