Originally Posted by TDog
I would love to see Dunn traded, and expect to be attacked for expressing as much. I think Dunn hitting .300, though, is a more likely future event than Dunn being traded to the Giants. (The Giants, being free of the albatross $10 million Aubrey Huff contract signed in the post-2010 championship euphoria, are not going to deal for Adam Dunn.) Maybe I'm wrong, though. Maytbe tGiants management belives they could have won the NL West and World Series this year if they found more home runs and more strikeouts in their lineup.
The only team I could see Dunn going to would be the Yankees, with their shallow right field and deep pockets. I really wouldn't mind a Dunn-for-Alex Rodrieguez swap if the Yankees made it financially attractive to the White Sox, which is probably unlikely. Rodriguez would probably be better at third than Youkilis was for the White Sox in 2012. Youkilis' production for the White Sox fell off after the All-Star break. He compared well to Hudson, who comared well to Morel, but looking for a third baseman in trade seems a bigger gamble than picking up the Youkilis option.
Your prolly right with respect to giants payroll, I'm not familar with it just speculating based on the giants always wanting to add a bat or three every year (the tried for Soriano this year).
If Youk isn't re-signed I like the idea of Maicer Izturis.I know he isn't the prototype 3b. But I don't think he would be cost prohibitive. He would be an ideal 2 hitter and a switch hitter to boot. I know he lacks power, but are team certaintly doesn't.