So... who do you think are the players who end up staying?
Harang, Volquez, Cueto, Bruce, Votto, Encarnacion... ?
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
Best of luck to Adam Dunn. The Diamondbacks are a terrific organization, and I hope that the good environment they seem to have allows him to reach even beyond every bit of potential he has. And hopefully he will pick up a ring or two while he's at it.
Dunn was by far the brightest spot in this club for me through a number of very unbright years. He was a player that I think we were all fortunate enough to watch develop into something beyond even what most of us expected (ironic given the factors that hindsight has thrown in, but that is true). I had not followed the Reds for a number of years and it was largely this goofy sunshine kid who brought me back. My heart has not been so broken over a trade since Eric Davis; this may in fact surpass Davis given the fact that I feel Dunn never ever got his due here. To be ricidulously simplistic, I just can't believe I've seen him in a Reds uniform for the last time. That thought hits hard.
As to the return, I can't say it better than many of you have. I will be taking a serious break from this organization.
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.
Some more deets from MLBTR:
2:14pm: Jack Magruder says Dunn's remaining $4MM or so will be split between the two teams. He confirms the deal is for Buck plus two prospects to be named later. The price seems reasonable, and the D'Backs can snag a couple of draft picks when Dunn leaves.
"Bring on Rod Stupid!"
So is there anyone left on the Reds from the Bowden era now?
So much for the big thumpers in HR-crazy GABP.
Pay attention to the open sky