We kind of figured Reds slugger Adam Dunn might be available, given his $10.5MM salary and the Reds’ 25-39 record. Today, Jon Heyman at SI.com confirmed that Dunn is "already out there as available," according to his "league sources." Heyman does not mention that Dunn’s $13MM option for 2008 voids if he’s traded.
While Dunn can technically play left field, he will more likely be used as a first baseman or DH by the acquiring team.
The White Sox are short on power this year, but may shift to sell mode soon and probably wouldn’t want Dunn bumbling around in left field anyway. The Dodgers would make a great fit, but acquiring Dunn could require shifting Nomar to third base. He would then break down during his first round of fielding practice.
The Padres make sense too, but Adrian Gonzalez is entrenched at first so Dunn would play left. Oakland or San Francisco could definitely accomodate Dunn at first base. He’d make a great DH for the Twins. Dunn was born in Houston; maybe Wayne Krivsky could do an intra-division trade and Lance Berkman could stick to right field.
I’d really like to see the Twins pull this off, but Dunn just doesn’t seem their style. It seems the Dodgers will snag a big bat one way or another, but Dunn isn’t the easiest fit. I honestly can’t pin down the best suitor for him right now.