Originally Posted by cards press box
... 2. Sox deal Adam Dunn to Baltimore for OF Nick Markakis.
The Orioles need a DH. Dunn would be a good, complimentary player for Baltimore and could hit lower in the order. Markakis has had an off year but is a good, all around athlete and a strong defensive outfielder.
Markakis and Dunn are about the same age and both have one year left on their contract at a similar amount. Markakis does have a team option for 2015. ...
How is this a plausible trade? Does the "need for a DH" inspire a team to trade one player for another with weaker offensive and defensive skills? The Orioles let Mark Reynolds go to free agency after he essentially put up the numbers they could expect from Dunn.
I know fans never want to see Dunn in a White Sox uniform again, but I don't see how this sort of trade doesn't get a special color.