Adam Dunn Rumors: Thursday

The latest on Adam Dunn, with more updates to come throughout the day…

  • The Nats are believed to have requested either Gordon Beckham or both Daniel Hudson and Dayan Viciedo in exchange for Dunn, tweets Heyman. That price was too high for the Sox, who told Beckham he wouldn't be on the move this week.
  • The price for Dunn is high, but not ridiculous, according to Heyman (via Twitter). The White Sox and Rays are still involved.
  • The Giants have minimal interest in Dunn at his current price, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (Twitter link). Morosi notes that the Tigers are not pursuing Dunn.
  • The White Sox and Tigers have plenty of interest in Dunn, according to Heyman (on Twitter).
  • Three-way scenarios involving the Nationals, White Sox, Diamondbacks and Edwin Jackson are in play, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (via Twitter). Rosenthal reported that such talks were underway earlier in the week.
  • The Rays are the favorites to acquire Dunn, according to one executive who spoke to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Giants are the only other team Sherman hears in connection to Dunn (Twitter links).
  • The Tigers are not pursuing Dunn, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (Twitter link).
  • The White Sox are saying internally that they're out of the Dunn sweepstakes, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney (on Twitter). 
  • Earlier today, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that the Yankees are now out on Dunn. Joel Sherman of the New York Post explains that the Yankees would give up top prospects for a piece they need, but not for a luxury like Dunn. The Yanks lead the majors in scoring, so Dunn's bat is not an absolute necessity for the Bronx Bombers.


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79 Comments on "Adam Dunn Rumors: Thursday"


Dave_Gershman
5 years 1 month ago

If the Nationals really wanted Gordon Beckham, they could have sweetened the deal by adding Destin Hood in to the deal.

Red_Line_9
5 years 30 days ago

Beckham isn’t going anywhere. I’m wondering if KW is thinking of going after some pitching.

Guest
5 years 30 days ago

Zippo chance Rizzo would trade a 20 year old prospect. His MO is to unload old players for youth.

Jason_F
5 years 1 month ago

Does that leave the Giants as the frontrunners? Assuming Posey and Bumgarner are untouchable, who would the Giants give up?

Dan Wohl
5 years 1 month ago

Good question. Sabean has said over and over he won’t trade Sanchez either (even though I think it would be worth it for Fielder). Anyway, my guess is that Wheeler would have to be involved, and then either one or both of Neal or Belt. Possibly Ishikawa or something? Not sure.

Jason_F
5 years 1 month ago

I gotta believe that Wheeler alone is even too much to give up for 2 months of Dunn. Plus, I think he would have to be a PTBNL right now, because it’s been less than a year since he signed. But, I guess you have to give up something to get something.

Jason_F
5 years 1 month ago

I gotta believe that Wheeler alone is even too much to give up for 2 months of Dunn. Plus, I think he would have to be a PTBNL right now, because it’s been less than a year since he signed. But, I guess you have to give up something to get something.

BleacherBumSF
5 years 1 month ago

I’d say Thomas Neal, Zach Wheeler, and Emmanuel Burriss for Adam Dunn would be good for both sides

55saveslives
5 years 30 days ago

I’d rather go for Luke Scott and Will Ohman from O’s. Cheaper and Luke is a decent bat.

gigantes2425
5 years 30 days ago

but luke scott isn’t scary like adam dunn. giants need that potential long ball threat every time a guy stands in the box.

5 years 1 month ago

So if the sox are out on Dunn, whose next? Bautista, LaRoche, Hawpe? Personally out of that group I think Hawpe would be the most likely fit considering he just rakes LH pitching and the Rockies asking price hopefully wouldn’t be ridiculous. But I would rather get Bautista for his defense, power & ops but AA is probably gonna ask for a ton in return.

wild05fan
5 years 1 month ago

Apparently .257 against lefties means raking…

5 years 1 month ago

Not to mention a career .329 OPS vs L compared to .380 vs R

5 years 1 month ago

Oops your right. I was thinking vs. RHP.

5 years 1 month ago

Oops your right. I was thinking vs. RHP.

5 years 1 month ago

Not to mention a career .329 OPS vs L compared to .380 vs R

Chiburgh
5 years 30 days ago

Luke Scott could be thrown in the mix as well for the White Sox

JoeDog10
5 years 30 days ago

There’s no way that the Sox are out on Dunn – my guess is that it’s just KW posturing to make Rizzo sweat a little bit. Now that’s not to say that a deal is going to go down, but there’s no way that the Sox are just going to give up on Dunn with a couple days left before the trade deadline.

Red_Line_9
5 years 30 days ago

yeah…the Sox are out on Dunn…right…….squat and watch.

Soxman17
5 years 30 days ago

People around baseball just haven’t learned about Kenny Williams yet, have they. You can NEVER predict what he’s going to do. It’s fun to talk about, but in reality, no one has a clue. That’s part of the reason I love the guy. Reports are out right now that the Sox front office is going nuts with all kinds of different possibilities, some of which are way bigger than Adam Dunn….

Then again, they could just wind up making the Geoff Blum-type move.

billmelton
5 years 30 days ago

Agree-it’s called “posturing” and “positioning”-KW can make all the controlled leaks (i.e who better than Olney)he wants creating a smoke screen. Anyone knows that KW would never put something like that out there if it were true. The Lance Berkman type comment was probably just that-a feint Nothing out of Chicago media sources either, which leads me to believe that this is as well. Something big may be going down-it may not be Dunn, but something definitely will happen.

lolpods
5 years 30 days ago

never put it past kenny to go after a past his prime star in berkman, though.

sigh.

lolpods
5 years 30 days ago

never put it past kenny to go after a past his prime star in berkman, though.

sigh.

Red_Line_9
5 years 30 days ago

KW is after Greinke.

SaveMeJebus
5 years 30 days ago

Had the same thought today. KC is a perfect bottom of the division seller, it really does boil down to pitching, and the Sox and Royals have made a deal in the recent past so they have some history working together.

Would it surprise anyone if Kenny had us all looking at a big bat and he delivered a big arm?

chi1313
5 years 30 days ago

i swear i was thinking the same thing. KW is getting someone that nobody has even mentioned yet…watch.

Red_Line_9
5 years 30 days ago

I’m wondering if KW is letting the pitching chips fall around the league so he can swoop in on someone after the other teams have made their moves. There’s going to be a log jam of teams trying to move players. More wanting to be moved than are sought after.

Red_Line_9
5 years 30 days ago

I’m wondering if KW is letting the pitching chips fall around the league so he can swoop in on someone after the other teams have made their moves. There’s going to be a log jam of teams trying to move players. More wanting to be moved than are sought after.

5 years 30 days ago

so the rays are still interested, who are they willing to give up, any of their good pitching prospects?

5 years 30 days ago

Im so happy. I think the sox need a starter more than dunn and could settle for the other adam in arizona

$3081341
5 years 30 days ago

It’ll be Frisco. I can feel it.

Pittsburgh_Pirates
5 years 30 days ago

Give the Rays Garret Jones for Beckham

5 years 30 days ago

I would absolutely take that deal as a rays fan.

germanshepard44
5 years 30 days ago

Yea, Beckham hasn’t been all the great in developing
Friedman could probably get this deal done

lolpods
5 years 30 days ago

uh yeah right. two years removed from the draft and he’s contributing for a contender.

what?

unbiasedhomer
5 years 30 days ago

Wrong Beckham. Gordon isn’t the only one in professional baseball.

Joey Doughnuts
5 years 30 days ago

Tim Beckham, aka, the lesser Beckham.

Joey Doughnuts
5 years 30 days ago

Tim Beckham, aka, the lesser Beckham.

5 years 30 days ago

As another Rays fan I’d do that too. Man crush on Jones and Brignac is showing that he might just be the SS of the future here.

Jay212033
5 years 30 days ago

Jeremy Hellickson was pulled from his start today so the Rays may have something brewing. Maybe Wade Davis and another prospect or two for Dunn?

5 years 30 days ago

More bad news for the Red Sox.

lolpods
5 years 30 days ago

who cares.

5 years 30 days ago

Me and other Red Sox fans.

lolpods
5 years 30 days ago

who cares.

The_Thrill_22
5 years 30 days ago

Sabean needs to get this deal done and make Dunn a Giant. Come on Sabean we need someone that can hit the ball out of the park!

verlander
5 years 30 days ago

I am not upset by this at all. I also doubt the Tigers were ever really interested in getting Dunn.

jctrock
5 years 30 days ago

The interview the Giants Bruce Bochy gave about the trade deadline is hush hush. He said he can’t say. I think Adam Dunn is in the works.

diesel2410
5 years 30 days ago

Hellickson wasn’t pulled based on a trade. Just monitoring him

airohpue13
5 years 30 days ago

Who do I believe about the the tigers? Morosi or Heyman. I can’t imagine the tigers would still be interested in Dunn unless they had an extension in place for him to be the tigers future DH/RF

verlander
5 years 30 days ago

FWIW Morosi used to be a local writer here in Detroit.

diesel2410
5 years 30 days ago

Imagine Dunn in the Rays lineup behind Pena. If he hits like he usually does, the Rays win the division easily

$3081341
5 years 30 days ago

Its come down to 2 teams (1 AL, 1 NL). Both can offer young pitching in return. I give a slight, slight edge to T.B. just because they can offer the best deal (although I think Dunn would prefer the Giants). Either way, the team that gets him is playing in October.