Dunn Doesn’t Think There Have Been Contract Talks

Nationals first baseman Adam Dunn doesn't think that there have been discussions about a contract extension between his agent and the club, writes Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post.  Dunn explained that he cannot be certain as he does not concern himself with contract matters.

Earlier today, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com wrote that someone familiar with the Nationals' way of thinking expects Adam Dunn to return to Washington in 2011, though not necessarily via an in-season extension.

Kilgore points out that Dunn's defense has improved this season, as evidenced by his -5.7 UZR/150.  This is a marked improvement over his career average UZR/150 of -19.8 at first base.  Meanwhile, after a slow start at the plate this season, Dunn is now hitting .231/.386/.484 with 5 HRs in 114 plate appearances.

Dunn, 30, is set to earn $12MM this season on the back end of a two-year, $20MM pact.

13 Responses to Dunn Doesn’t Think There Have Been Contract Talks Leave a Reply

  1. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    Two negative signs in front of his career UZR? Is he really THAT bad?

  2. bigpat 5 years ago

    I don’t care what people say, this guy is a valuable player. You can pencil him in as a middle of the order beast every single year, and he’d be an ideal DH, but I think you can live with his defense at first base.

  3. 42214221 5 years ago

    Imagine a Gonzalez-Dunn-Uggla 3-4-5 punch!!!!!!(Drasticly improving offense and extentions for the three and a three year deal fo Corriea) then add morgan Line-up:
    1. Nyger Morgan CF
    2. Chase Headley 3B
    3. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
    4. Adam Dunn LF
    5. Dan Uggla 2B
    6. Will Venable RF
    7. Nick Hundley or Yorvit Torrealba C
    8. Everth Cabrera SS

  4. Zack23 5 years ago

    “Kilgore points out that Dunn’s defense has improved this season, as evidenced by his -5.7 UZR/150.”

    And someone should point out to Kilgore you dont use UZR/150 after 30 games to judge a player’s defense. If you cant use stats correctly then dont use them at all, you give others a bad name.

  5. damnitsderek 5 years ago

    I would absolutely love to see the Mariners sign him and put him at DH for 2-3 years.

  6. invader3k 5 years ago

    At 1B his defensive deficiencies are pretty well minimized. The guy is an offensive weapon, and I don’t think he necessarily has to go to the AL to be effective. Sure, that would be the ideal situation, but I think pretending he doesn’t have use to certain NL clubs is silly.

    • Zack23 5 years ago

      I dont think anyone said Dunn isnt a valuable player if he’s out of the OF. But also just because he hits 40 HRs doesnt make him a 20m player either

      • invader3k 5 years ago

        Oh definitely…but I don’t think something like a 2 year/$25 million or 3 year/$40 million total deal (as has been suggested in the past) would be unfair for either side.

        • Zack23 5 years ago

          As long as he stays out of the OF and isnt a complete joke at 1B then yes.

  7. Trious 5 years ago

    Dunn will end up staying. He has nowhere else to go and the Nats need his power/OBP

    His D is bad….His average blows….and his power is off/on

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