Dunn Has No Deadline For Extension Talks

Adam Dunn doesn't want extension talks to drag into the summer, but he doesn't have a deadline and would be open to continuing discussions once the season starts, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. Dunn makes $12MM in the last year of the two-year $20MM deal he signed last offseason. He would like to work out an extension, but says he's flexible to a point.

"If we are close to getting something done and it drags on for a couple into the season, OK," Dunn said. "But I don't want it to drag on until the All-Star Break or things like that."

He'd prefer not to hear his name in trade rumors this summer, but hasn't given Nats GM Mike Rizzo a firm date by which the possible extension must be finalized.

"It's not a deadline," Dunn said. "There is progress being made, but I don't want distractions during the season."

Like Dunn, Rizzo doesn't see Opening Day as a hard, fast deadline for an extension. Rizzo characterized talks between the two sides as "amicable and upbeat" yesterday. 



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14 Comments on "Dunn Has No Deadline For Extension Talks"


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5 years 3 months ago

Two years 20-25 mill/ 3 years 30 mill to play with Nats?

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Guest
5 years 3 months ago

3/42

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5 years 3 months ago

I don’t think any other team would offer a DH like him over 40 mill in the huge 2010/2011 FA market.

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Guest
5 years 3 months ago

I think a ton of teams want a player who hits 267 with 40 home runs and 100+ RBI’s.

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Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

name me one team who would pay 40million for a DH.

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Guest
5 years 3 months ago

How much did Big Papi get when he got extended? E-Mart?

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ctownboy
5 years 3 months ago

David Ortiz was signed to an extension in April of 2006, two years BEFORE the Great Recession hit.

Victor Martinez is still a CATCHER. That position is usually for guys who can call good games for the pitchers, play good defense and trow out runners. Any offense on top of that is a bonus. Dunn is a below average defensive Left Fielder and a below average defensive First Baseman. So whatever offense above average he produces in those two positions is brought down by his BAD defense.

ALL American League teams had a chance to bid on and sign Dunn as a DH last year and ALL American League teams PASSED on doing so. Furthermore, since Arizona DECLINED to offer Dunn Salary Arbitration, ALL teams could have signed him without fear of losing compensatory draft picks but ONLY the lowly Nationals (and their idiotic GM who had a fetish for ex-Cincinnati Reds players) actually stepped up and did so.

If AL teams didn’t want to pay for a 29 year-old DH why in the world will they want to pay for a 31 year-old DH?

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Guest
5 years 3 months ago

Dunn had a much better 09 than 08.

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ctownboy
5 years 3 months ago

Oops, I see you said E Mart. I guess you meant Edgar martinez.

Well, with E Mart, he hasn’t played in five years and even so, he was better HITTER than Dunn.

E Mart drove in 100 or more RBI’s in six different seasons and only once hit over 30 Home Runs in a season while doing that. EMart’s Batting Average was higher than Dunn, his On Base Percentage was higher than Dunn’s and his Slugging Percentage was .515, which is only .05 lower than Dunn’s .520.

So, instead of trying for an all or nothing, Home Run derby type of At Bat, E Mart was patient and looked for pitches he could drive to all fields for Hits, instead of just waiting for a Fast Ball over the inner part of the plate he could pull which is what Dunn does.

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Guest
5 years 3 months ago

I think the Nats should just trade him, continue rebuilding, then try for one of the many, many very good first basemen that will be free agents in a couple years.

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redsandyanksfan
5 years 3 months ago

i actually think they should keep him cause this team is getting good and they dont need to be trading away one of there only offensives players excluding zimmerman, the pitching is there but they need serious bullpen help

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Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

this is a fairly common misconception about the nats offense. Its actually pretty good, streaky, but good. You got 30ish Homer hitters in Willingham and zimmermann and 40 homer hitter in dunn. then you have a above-average lead off hitter in nyjer morgan and some potential promising offensive tools in guys like pudge and desmond.

its actually a pretty good offense.

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Ethanator99
5 years 3 months ago

Yeah, I’d sort of like to see him in a park where he could no some serious damage. Like New Yankee Stadium, Texas, or Boston.

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jyd
5 years 3 months ago

a writer trying to get a date on a potential multi-million dollar transaction is amusing.