Adam Dunn Rumors: Friday

The latest on Nationals slugger Adam Dunn

  • The Giants are involved a number of pursuits, but do not seem serious about Dunn, writes Rosenthal
  • The White Sox are once again saying that they're out of the Dunn sweepstakes, according to Rosenthal (Twitter links). Barring a mystery team, Rosenthal finds it hard to envision a Dunn trade.
  • The Nationals told teams that Edwin Jackson was key to obtaining Adam Dunn from them, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney. Many teams tried to obtain Jackson, the White Sox got him and now the Nationals say they aren't so sure they want the righty. Obviously, teams are frustrated with the Nationals (all Twitter links).
  • The Nats are becoming frustrated as they try to obtain equal value for Dunn, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney (Twitter links). Rival teams say that Washington's asking price is enormous.
  • Nats GM Mike Rizzo told MASNSports.com's Ben Goessling that he won't lower his asking price for Dunn (Twitter link).
  • Dunn says he'd be comfortable DHing for the rest of the year, according to multiple reporters, including Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post (Twitter link). That is music to the ears of White Sox, Rays and Yankees fans.
  • The Rays are convinced that the Yankees will acquire Dunn, Peter Gammons told WEEI.com. Gammons suspects that if the Nationals trade Dunn, the Yankees will acquire him. The Rays haven't given up hope, since they have had a special assignment scout watching Dunn all week, according to Ed Price of AOL FanHouse (Twitter link). 
  • The White Sox remain in talks with the Nationals for Dunn even after the Edwin Jackson trade, write Rosenthal and MorosiYahoo's Tim Brown tweets that the Nationals want Jackson in a Dunn trade, but the White Sox hope to keep him out of the deal. 
  • The White Sox are focused only on Dunn and not Prince Fielder or Lance Berkman, tweets Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
  • Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has heard varying opinions about whether the Yankees are truly out on Dunn.
  • Yesterday's Dunn rumors are tough to sort out, rife with conflicting reports.  The White Sox, Yankees, Rays, Giants, and Tigers were linked, though the Tigers might be out.


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136 Comments on "Adam Dunn Rumors: Friday"


5 years 1 month ago

So the Nats get Edwin Jackson for Adam Dunn? Fail.

5 years 1 month ago

big fail

gigantes2425
5 years 1 month ago

rosenthal just sounds dumb for saying that.

coldgoldenfalstaff
5 years 1 month ago

It obviously wouldn’t be for just Jackson, the White Sox would need to throw in additional players/prospects.

Guest
5 years 1 month ago

I don’t understand why the Nationals would prefer Edwin Jackson over Hudson…I don’t know much about Hudson, but wouldn’t he fit into their re-building plans MUCH better?

5 years 1 month ago

I wish Cashmoney would pull the trigger on Dunn! We need a bench-bat/DH and maybe play LF once in a while. Come on Cash there is still time to pick him up!

5 years 1 month ago

Hahah Dunn in LF. Good one.

hartvig
5 years 1 month ago

You think the Yankees need someone who has averaged 40+ home runs & 100+ RBI’s for the past 6 years (and is on pace to do it again this year) as a pinch hitter?

5 years 1 month ago

Seriously, Dunn as a PH is an insult to baseball. I just hope Nats don’t trade him

The_Silver_Stacker
5 years 1 month ago

what are you smoking? dunn is no bench player

Ray R
5 years 1 month ago

Nats seem suddenly motivated to move Dunn. Not surprising, but if all they get is Edwin Jackson, they’re selling low. If the Yanks, ChiSox, Rays & Giants are all after him, then Dunn is the most sought after bat on the trade market – leverage is all with the Nats. Of course, they’re probably still euphoric after getting Wilson Ramos for Matt Capps.

jeter2blue
5 years 1 month ago

What would the Yankees have to give up for Dunn? I would love having Dunn batting 2nd in our lineup just like Buster Olney reported on SportsCenter last night:

Jeter
Dunn
Tex
Arod
Cano
Posada
Swisher
Granderson
Gardner

5 years 1 month ago

Dunn bats 2nd in ur lineup? Wow

j6takish
5 years 1 month ago

Why would you bat dunn second? Move Robby down to 6th and put dunn behind A-rod

Boz
5 years 1 month ago

the reasoning is because Cano is having a monster year and they wouldnt want to move him further down the lineup. Dunn would be a perfect number 2. high OPB, takes alot of pitches and bats left between jeter and tex. you put him in front of cano and you have back to back lefties.

i agree with Buster on this one

5 years 1 month ago

I think Dunn would be a pretty good number 2 hitter, however, his power numbers would suggest he’d be even better in the 5 spot behind A-rod. Cano has been fantastic in the 5 spot this year, not necessarily saying he should be moved to the 6th hole but he has great numbers against lefties this year which provides protection should they bring in a lefty reliever. Therefore, if by some chance (I really do not think it’s going to happen, but hey I could be wrong) the Yankees acquire Dunn, they can put him in either the 2nd or 5th spot with little to no negative side effects in the overall lineup. You put him in the 2nd, move Swish down to 6th or behind Jorge for 7th. Also, once you get later in the game, if Dunn is batting second, he’ll have a chance to knock in Gardner who bats in that “second lead-off spot,” 9th, with a 390+ on base percentage.

5 years 1 month ago

The Nats want major league ready pitching so I would give them Joba/Nova/Miranda,Adams,Nunez any one of the last three they choose. I have given up on Joba. This Yankees organization can’t and won’t wait for pitchers to develop, they have shown that, they just won’t. We have given Joba a chance and he has failed twice as a starter and many times as a reliever, I’m done and hopefully the Yankees are done with him. The lineup if we got him would look like this:

Jeter
Swisher
Teixeira
A-rod
Cano
Dunn
Posada
Granderson
Gardner
I am keeping my fingers crossed Cashman swoops in and takes him but it’s not looking good, I just hope we get a decent bench bat and maybe a bullpen arm.

5 years 1 month ago

(NICE) Line-Up

5 years 1 month ago

HAHAHAH Dunn at number 2, maybe you can swap Posada into the number 1 spot as well…ahh Yankee fans, makes me wonder if some of you even watch baseball games.

philly_red
5 years 1 month ago

I dunno. I think Gardner has played well enough to bat leadoff. LF – Gardner (L)SS – Jeter (R)2b – Cano (L)1b – Teixeira (S)DH – Dunn (L)3b – A-Roid (R)RF – Swisher (S)C – Posada (S)CF – Granderson (L)Although, really, Grandy’s been hitting well enough lately that he *could* hit leadoff, it’s just that Gardner walks more.

East Coast Bias
5 years 1 month ago

You just Torre’d ARod?

Oh, I just saw your username, as well as how you spelled ARod. Still hurt from losing the big game huh?

The_Silver_Stacker
5 years 1 month ago

granderson would bat 2nd

ejr
5 years 1 month ago

i wonder if there’s a link between the Brett Myers & Lance Berkman rumors that makes this work better for the Nats and Sox — perhaps Berkman is going to the Nats with Edwin Jackson and the Sox get Myers and Dunn?

EDIT: that should be “makes this work better for the Nats and EVEN better for the Sox”

BoDeGas
5 years 1 month ago

Meant to reply, not to “like’ the post. That trade would be good for the TWO teams (Sox and Nats), the only thing you are forgetting is that the ASTROS would need players in return for Brett Myers & Lance Berkman.

Jeff Westcott
5 years 1 month ago

Mark my words: Adam Dunn will be a Tiger and people will be shocked at how little they had to give up for him.

comebackkid814
5 years 1 month ago

How about a source there?

Guest
5 years 1 month ago

lol why would Dunn bat second in a line-up? There’s just so many problems with that

Guest
5 years 1 month ago

“the reasoning is because Cano is having a monster year and they wouldnt want to move him further down the lineup. Dunn would be a perfect number 2. high OPB, takes alot of pitches and bats left between jeter and tex. you put him in front of cano and you have back to back lefties.

i agree with Buster on this one ”

you realize he strikes out like 200 times a year, right? that’s not exactly a quality you want in a 2 hitter. (i’m at work, it won’t let me reply to comments, not sure why)

5 years 1 month ago

I love how yankee fans still want dunn, but have the best record in majors, unbeleivably selfish

jaydestro
5 years 1 month ago

yeah because wanting your team to do better is bad. duh.

5 years 1 month ago

unbelievably bad spelling, greg. …and should teams stay complacent because they’re in first?

5 years 1 month ago

It’s acknowledged by most Yankee fans that adding Dunn is a luxury, not a necessity. If the Yankees have chance to trade a few prospects to get an established (in this case) power hitter that would help them in the long run this season (playoffs, if they hold out over the rays or get the wildcard spot, and perhaps further than that). The Yankees are notorious for making trades like this, usually not to this caliber, it’s normally just a bench player that is a pretty good hitter like Eric Hinske. And not to throw out the 27 World Series as a point in conversation like a lot of people do, the Yankees clearly have had success in a majority of their seasons. If that’s how they do it then who can really argue if they keep on winning (unless you hate the Yankees or are a Boston fan, which I guess that is a little redundant). However, I know for a fact that if whatever team you like to watch play had a chance for the playoffs (which they very well may have) and they have the prospects and desire to enhance their lineup, they would make a trade for Dunn.

East Coast Bias
5 years 1 month ago

Well said, sir.

jeter2blue
5 years 1 month ago

yup = )

foxtown
5 years 1 month ago

The rumor mill is all whitesox, all the time right now. I hope they get something good.

jeter2blue
5 years 1 month ago

someone’s gunna swoop in right at the end..say the Rays or Yanks?

Derek Teslik
5 years 1 month ago

Edwin Jackson reportedly told he’s going to ChiSox.

TwinsVet
5 years 1 month ago

ESPN reporting Arizona flipping Hudson to Washington for Dunn.

foxtown
5 years 1 month ago

Lies.

cderry
5 years 1 month ago

No one believes you, troll with a Minnesota accent. Doan-cha-know.

TwinsVet
5 years 1 month ago

Oh come on, have a sense of humor. It’d be absolutely hilarious. The ensuing rioting on the South Side would be better than when you guys let Thome walk over a measley $1.5m.

cderry
5 years 1 month ago

Thome’s 10th in MLB history with over 1,600 walks. The Sox wanted to profit on just one of them.

TwinsVet
5 years 1 month ago

Clever line – but you can’t deny there was an uproar on the Sox blogs when Thome signed with MN. I felt genuinely bad for you guys.

cderry
5 years 1 month ago

There kinda was, but with the emergence of Delmon Young (whcih I’m ok with, I traded for him preseason in my keeper league), Thome’s not helped you as much as he could.

TwinsVet
5 years 1 month ago

True, but I’ll still take a bench player who hits a dozen HR and gets on base for $1.5M. And more importantly from our perspective; it kept him out of Chicago, and aside from Jones’ annual hot-start, he’d have been a huge help for you.

5 years 1 month ago

Tim Kurkijian just went on the radio here in DC and said that he spoke to Nationals Officials, and was told that the Nationals were “absolutely not” going to trade Dunn for Edwin Jackson. The Nats are interested in Jackson, but they are not giving up Dunn for him. exact wording was “No Way. Not for Dunn.”He also says he talked to Dunn. Dunn says he was told by the team that he still might be traded, but it will NOT be to the White Sox. Jim Bowden also tweeted about this. http://twitter.com/JimBowdenXMFOX/status/19926199164

5 years 1 month ago

that’s what you want to believe

5 years 1 month ago

I’m just reporting what is being said. If you don’t like it, too bad.

5 years 1 month ago

nats need major league pitching, they already have pitching prospects.

dunn and a prospect for jackson and andruw jones

TwinsVet
5 years 1 month ago

Comments like this are why a “dislike” button is necessary.But while we’re at it, you should trade Vizquel for Sabathia, too.

coolstorybro222
5 years 1 month ago

One thing wrong with that, Andrew Jones is a wash up has been

5 years 1 month ago

“Yankees Definitely Out on Dunn”

https://twitter.com/BobKlap/status/19927661510

so if this is true, then what….Rays or nothing?

ramiro magana
5 years 1 month ago

inb4 Edwin Jackson has a 4.98 era at end of year and is considered a bust.

cderry
5 years 1 month ago

Now MLBTradeRumors added that the Sox are trying to get Dunn without includng Jackson in the deal. Maybe Viciedo, Flowers, and/or Morel could get Dunn?

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

KW is that desperate to empty the farm, huh?

GoodGuysWearBlack13
5 years 1 month ago

Dunn is only a half year rent-a-player, getting Jackson for that is a pretty damn good deal for Washington. Personally I think the Sox should keep Jackson because he is an improvement over Hudson, and Don Cooper works wonders on pitchers. Then maybe trade Teahen + Flowers/Morel for Dunn, and let Visquel ride out his last year at 3rd base giving everything left in the tank and have Viciedo for next year at 3rd base.

5 years 1 month ago

Dunn is only a half year rent-a-player, getting Jackson for that is a pretty damn good deal for Washington. ——————–No it isn’t.

GoodGuysWearBlack13
5 years 1 month ago

Sure it is. You’re getting a possibly repairable starting pitcher in Jackson for renting out Dunn for 3 months. He could very well sign back with the Nats next season, who knows. You’re already out of the Pennant race anyways, might as well capitalize off it.

baseball52
5 years 1 month ago

You’re better off taking the two first round picks and putting more talent in the system.

GoodGuysWearBlack13
5 years 1 month ago

Sure it is. You’re getting a possibly repairable starting pitcher in Jackson for renting out Dunn for 3 months. He could very well sign back with the Nats next season, who knows. You’re already out of the Pennant race anyways, might as well capitalize off it.

5 years 1 month ago

Since the Rays seem like the best fit for Dunn, I don’t see why a Hellickson for Dunn trade has been mentioned. It seems like a perfect fit for both teams, the Rays have no space for Hellickson in their rotation and seem to really want to add Dunn…and the Nats are looking for young starting pitching, and I think Hellickson is one of the best Starting Pitching Prospects available. Strasburg, Zimmermann, Hellickson could be pretty nasty the next few years in DC….

souldrummer
5 years 1 month ago

No way the Rays move Hellickson for Dunn. The Rays have to keep costs controlled and Hellickson is the cheap option to replace one of the other home grown starters as they approach arbitration and free agency.