Originally Posted by lpneck
Is Dunn going to get better in his current venue? This is more about getting rid of a .200 hitting #3 hitter and spreading out the $30M owed to him over 5 years instead of 2 to give the Sox some financial flexibility than it is about A-Rod.
I don't see how that helps payroll flexibility in the long term. The Sox will have to pay Dunn in 2013 and 2014, but then will be done with him. Better to pony up for 2 seasons and then be clear of the obligation then stretch it out over 5, IMHO. Dunn also was able to play the whole season this year and had a higher OPS than Rodriguez, too.