You're missing my point.
I'm going to say this one more time:
It's not that fact that Dunn was dealt that bothers me (in anything more than an emotional sense), it's the fact that we have to wait for two PTBNL.
It's the two PTBNL.
Trading away 270 homers without representation (plus a guy who sounds like a young version of Paul Wilson) really, really bothers me.
"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" ~ Jim Bouton
How do we know he's not Mel Torme?
I think Dunn was only a Red for another two months, anyway. And that is not because I don't think he'd be valuable as a Red next year, but rather because he could also be valuable to a lot of other teams who would gladly outspend the Reds to get him. And good for Walt for understanding that and making a move to put the club in a position to address the other glaring problems with this team.
Good Luck Big Donkey, I hope to see you and Griffey both in the World Series.
Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.
Whether it makes sense to do so is another question, but lets not act like it isn't possible to build a team around a power hitting slugger. Seems to me Walt's done that before.
a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate