Dunn Likely Headed For Free Agency

Even though Nationals GM Mike Rizzo has spoken about his desire to sign Adam Dunn to a contract extension, the first baseman seems headed for free agency after the season. Dunn told Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post that nothing is imminent, and that he "assumes" he will end the season without an extension in place.

Dunn, 30, was reportedly seeking a three or four year deal to stick with the Nationals, but it doesn't seem as if the two sides ever got all that close to reaching an agreement on an extension. An unknown team claimed Dunn off waivers earlier this month, but no trade was made. Interest in the slugger was abundant before the trade deadline as well.

With offense and power trending downward throughout the league, Dunn's consistent homerun prowess has become increasingly more valuable despite his well-publicized defensive shortcomings. He's currently on pace for 39 homers, which would make 2010 the seventh consecutive season in which he's gone deep at least 38 times. Similar to the deadline, there would be a long line of teams bidding for Dunn's services as a free agent after the season.


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32 Comments on "Dunn Likely Headed For Free Agency"


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withpower
4 years 10 months ago

Make it rain, Cashman.

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CitizenSnips
4 years 10 months ago

Hahaha. He would make the perfect DH.

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Ian_Smell
4 years 10 months ago

I would really like the Pirates to sign him, however unlikely that may be.

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4 years 10 months ago

Agreed……on both counts.

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Six_Eight
4 years 10 months ago

Same numbers are still the same for a guy no one wanted two years ago. So why the change of heart? He’s still a DH that thinks he’s something more.

Go ahead Yanks give him 18 million a year, I could use a good laugh.

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alxn
4 years 10 months ago

Only thing I can think of is that power numbers have gone down across the board while Dunn’s haven’t, and he has proven that he is somewhat competent at playing a defensive position.

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4 years 10 months ago

Yeah… No way the Yanks pay him more than 14$ a year… A DH like him deserves around maybe 11$-12$, but I don’t think his agent has the nerve to haggle with the Yankees unless it’s Boras

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4 years 10 months ago

Why would the Yankees be looking for a DH with all of the old guys they have on their team right now? Besides, Dunn does not want to DH, he wants to be a position player.

Are the Yankees, or any team for that matter, willing to put a clause in his contract that he gets paid double for the entire length of his contract if he is put in the lineup as a DH?

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4 years 10 months ago

Problem, have you seen Dunn play the field??? MADAWN

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4 years 10 months ago

Yes, I have… but that is what he wants to do so he will not sign with a AL team.

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jayrig5
4 years 10 months ago

He’s said repeatedly he has no interest in DH-ing.

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johnsilver
4 years 10 months ago

Perfect DH for the Rays, something they have needed for years. The problem? a team that does not pay anybody, unless it is at a bargain rate and why they are set to lose Crawford, Pena, looking to unload an affordable Shields and traded Kazmir last season when he was making what the typical #2-3 starter does on a team.

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4 years 10 months ago

They said the same thing about Burrell.