Adam Dunn Rumors: Wednesday

The Angels, Tigers, Rangers, Giants, Rays and Rockies were all connected to Adam Dunn in yesterday's round of rumors, but the White Sox may be the best fit of all. Dunn's left-handed bat would fit well into Ozzie Guillen's lineup, but the Nats are asking for Daniel Hudson plus a prospect. Washington could still extend Dunn, who says he'd consider three or four-year deals. Here's the latest on the slugger; we'll add more bullets throughout the evening.

  • The Yankees are interested in Dunn, but the Yanks and Nationals haven't had serious talks yet, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (via Twitter).
  • Dunn is a "bit of a longshot" for the Rockies, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post (Twitter link).
  • Lots of baseball people expect the Nationals to trade Dunn, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (via Twitter). The White Sox and Giants appear to be stronger players for Dunn than the Yankees, according to Sherman (Twitter link).
  • The Rays remain "in the mix" for Dunn, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (Twitter link).


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43 Comments on "Adam Dunn Rumors: Wednesday"


5 years 1 month ago

I think the White Sox should do Hudson and a prospect for Dunn…if they can extend Dunn. Sort of like what Philly did with Halladay. The Sox pitching is already pretty good and Dunn gives you 30+ homers and 100+ rbis pretty much every year.

coco1997
5 years 1 month ago

The problem is that the White Sox have no pitching depth beyond their current starting rotation. Trading away Daniel Hudson creates a whole new hole for them. Damn Jake Peavy for getting injured…

HerbertAnchovy
5 years 1 month ago

I enjoy the variations.

5 years 1 month ago

They can always sign someone in the offseason and just hope no one gets injured this year…or they can trade for a spot starter in case someone goes down.

coco1997
5 years 1 month ago

The problem is that the White Sox have absolutely ZERO starting pitching depth beyond their current starting rotation. Trading Hudson creates a giant new hole for the Sox. Damn Peavy for getting injured…

HerbertAnchovy
5 years 1 month ago

I like your variations here.

Dave_Gershman
5 years 1 month ago

What about B.J. Upton for Adam Dunn?

5 years 1 month ago

Are you going to put Dunn in the OF or at DH where he repeatedly says he’d hate playing?

g8rphan19
5 years 1 month ago

if he wants to continue playing baseball for a living DH is the best spot for him and the AL is the only league for him

5 years 1 month ago

Trading for Dunn would be the smartest move the Rockies have ever made.

Dave_Gershman
5 years 1 month ago

umm. really?

5 years 1 month ago

I’m pretty sure re-signing Dan O’Dowd was

thekoshow
5 years 1 month ago

Well, not THE smartest. But it would be a tremendous move. Dunn in Coors Field… YES.

Dave_Gershman
5 years 1 month ago

Todd Helton won’t miss too much time though man. I mean, I think Dunn would be a great pickup for any and every team, but the Rox have some needs that can benefit them in different ways than Dunn would. For example, Ryan Theriot would be a nice long-term answer at 2B. Jorge Cantu and his OPS would not be a good fit for the Rockies.

jlbroxfan3
5 years 1 month ago

The Rockies would ft with Dunn with Helton and Giambi playing half the time at 1B and Dunn doing the rest. In RF 1/3 Cargo (with smith in left) 1/3 Dunn, 1/3 Spilly and Hawpe. Dunn playing 5/6 of the time is about right. Plus his Defense is not much worse than Hawpe and Giambi (whose time he’s taking)

5 years 1 month ago

Dunn to Tampa please. I’d like to see him bomb a few when I’m down there in a few weeks.

sfgiantskid
5 years 1 month ago

Dunn with a negotiation period for Sanchez get it done Sabean

$3081341
5 years 1 month ago

Sounds like a winner. Dunn down by the bay. “Dunn” deal. lol

The_Thrill_22
5 years 1 month ago

Dunn belongs in Orange and Black

5 years 1 month ago

What do the Orioles want with Adam Dunn?

5 years 1 month ago

Oh you!

5 years 1 month ago

Oh you!

RedSoxDynasty
5 years 1 month ago

So the Rays remain in contention for Dunn? I wonder if they’ll meet Washingtons demands of Longoria and Price! LOL!

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
5 years 1 month ago

If the Rangers get Dunn they would be really hard to stop.. they are already pretty fun to watch I’d love to see them add him

foxtown
5 years 1 month ago

Yeah, I agree. They still aren’t getting much production out of 1B and they have the prospects to get a deal done.

parman4818
5 years 1 month ago

If the Rangers get Dunn they would have the best lineup in baseball with one of the best pitching staffs this year.Watch out World Series if they acquire him.

The_Thrill_22
5 years 1 month ago

Not even an option. Why are you saying stupid things? Oh my bad you’re from Texas….

wastedvote
5 years 1 month ago

As we saw with the Lee and Haren deals. It is usually the last team you expect. That’s why I am predicting the Padres as the team that swoops in and snags Dunn. Pads have the payroll flexibility and the prospects to add him. He can play left in Petco, the only area of petco that isn’t gigantic.

B DominateD
5 years 1 month ago

I hear somewhere that the Nationals wanted Madison Bumgarner for Dunn…i almost choked on my laughter…a 20 year old STUD lefty with a sub .250 ERA in the majors ALREADY and they want him for a half year rental of Dunn? LOL

bluelineswinger
5 years 1 month ago

The Giants would have to give up something solid for Dunn. Bumgarner’s almost certainly unrealistic, but Rizzo has made a habit of starting with unrealistic with the assumption that he’ll come down. Zack Wheeler would be an intriguing guy to throw into the mix, but the Nats appear to be looking for either big league talent or guys who are close to it. There’s good reason for this…. Ryan Zimmerman’s contract is up after 2013, and with some key pieces like Strasburg, Zimm, Jordan Zimmermann, Storen, and a few others (guys like Desmond & Morgan) in place, with Harper presumably on the way, they’re looking more for guys who will contribute quickly than guys who will contribute 3 years down the road.

5 years 1 month ago

Come on Cashman, Get this done! Dunn in Yankee Stadium would be devastating. The Nats can take Joba I have had enough, we’ve given him a chance and he fails, even though he is young. I’d give up Joba/Nova/Miranda, just my opinion.

5953Braves
5 years 1 month ago

dunn will be a brave and glaus will be a ranger with prospects from both teams to wsh

Flharfh
5 years 1 month ago

Dunn a longshot for the Rockies? You mean it’s a longshot for a barely-in-the-race NL team with an entrenched 1B to acquire Adam Dunn? No !@#$.

Yankeeboy11
5 years 1 month ago

COme on Cashman Get this DONE!!!!!!! What are you waiting for!!! Give them JOBa+!!!

5 years 1 month ago

Yes this makes perfect sense for the Yanks! Dunn said that he doesn’t want to be strictly a DH so he can play LF and give Brett Gardner a day off and play first to give Teixeira a day off and sometimes be a DH and be a bat off the bench, kill 2 birds with one stone! Rizzo said they want starting pitching thats major league ready–Joba, Nova, and a first baseman to replace Dunn with some power, Miranda. Get it dunn Cash-money!

5 years 1 month ago

Dunn’s equivalent value is worth a 25-40 prospect, and 2-3 other pieces at least one of them being a solid upside player. And that would be the value in any year…this year it could be a bit higher considering Dunn is by far the best bat on the market (position and defense do knock him some, but for teams looking for a DH that really isn’t a big concern). So when the Nats ask for Beckham or Bumgarner (esp. when they are having down years) the Nat’s aren’t exactly out of the ball park. And although they are unrealistic since those teams aren’t that desperate it sets a high water mark. And when you think about it, it has worked.

If the White Sox deal goes through Hudson + Flowers/Danks/Morel are two top 5 guys according to B.A. (albeit in a weak system). That is a good return and could very well end up as the parameters of that deal.

windycitywarrior
5 years 1 month ago

I would say if the White Sox can get Dunn for only having to give up Hudson and one of Brent Morel/Tyler Flowers/Jordan Danks then they are making out like fat cats. Everyone of those guys are possibly blocked at their respective positions. If they stick with Viciedo at third, which is very possible since he isn’t a complete butcher at the hot corner, then they have no need for Morel. Say the Sox re sign Konerko then that makes it hard for Morel and Viciedo to both make the team. And even further than that, if Tyler Flowers does not pan out as a catcher then he will most likely play first. So that is possibly 4 players for 2 positions. Also I dont really see Quentin or Rios going anywhere and with Jered Mitchell in the future outfield plans then expiring prospect Jordan Danks is definitely trade bait. That could be something they would want to check with Big Brother John first though. Not sure if you would want to risk not being able to ink him because you traded his little brother for a rental player.

jctrock
5 years 1 month ago

There is no way the Yankees could fit Dunn in an everyday lineup… I say there should be a 3 team trade. Giants, Yankees, and Whitesox. Giants trade a pitcher, such as Jonathan Sanchez, Yankees trade Mark Texiera to the Giants and recieve Adam Dunn, and Whitesox… someone complete this for me? How did the other three team trade happen again…? Damn…

5 years 1 month ago

I’d like to know what you are smoking? Frst of all Yankees trading Mark Teixeira is never EVER going to happen.

5 years 1 month ago

I’d like to know what you are smoking? Frst of all Yankees trading Mark Teixeira is never EVER going to happen.

grebito
5 years 1 month ago

Sanchez for Dunn.
Get it DUNN Sabean.

jctrock
5 years 1 month ago

grebito, I agree. Get it done Brian Sebean! GO GIANTS!