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View Poll Results: Should Adam Dunn be dumped?
YES! 45 37.19%
Only if they can save money or get prospects in a trade. 41 33.88%
Only if there is someone better they can play 22 18.18%
No 5 4.13%
Pass the churros 8 6.61%
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:59 AM
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Sounds like we are settling for something of the Dave Kingman variety. IE..Watching your team lose, waiting for a moonshot between air-conditioning the crowd for 3 AB's or more... At this point he's not even able to perform to the novelty status the Barker is trying to sell in front of the curtain... Step right up !!!! Checked the league HR leaders and dont even see a mention of Mighty Casey..

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I get that he sucks. But our minor league system is even worse, and there's nobody who can capably replace him. He leads the team in RBI, for cryin' out loud!
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:15 AM
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I get that he sucks. But our minor league system is even worse, and there's nobody who can capably replace him. He leads the team in RBI, for cryin' out loud!
Holy crap, I didn't realize that. The Sox truly are pathetic.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:33 AM
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I think no Minor Leaguer is likely to hit the home runs Dunn could.

1) Bench Dunn.
2) Start a promotion where local beer league bigshot players get
to DH for a night. If they get a hit or better, that player returns
to DH again the next night. If, like Dunn, they fail to get a hit, the
next night you bring in a new beer league bigshot.
3) Expect BA >.160 and some inspired play.
4) Expect attendance to take a modest leap.
5) Baseball will be fun on the Southside once again.
6) Dunn will finally be embarrassed after the beer league hustlers
perform better.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:23 AM
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1) Bench Dunn.
2) Start a promotion where local beer league bigshot players get
to DH for a night. If they get a hit or better, that player returns
to DH again the next night. If, like Dunn, they fail to get a hit, the
next night you bring in a new beer league bigshot.
3) Expect BA >.160 and some inspired play.
4) Expect attendance to take a modest leap.
5) Baseball will be fun on the Southside once again.
6) Dunn will finally be embarrassed after the beer league hustlers
perform better.
Setting aside how ridiculous this idea is in general, it's not possible to expect .160 from a guy off of the street like that, considering that in your scenario, you're expecting a guy to hit .333 (or better) right from the start, and maintain that pace on a day to day basis. Not only that, but the minimum salary for an MLB player is just about $500,000 a year, meaning you'd have to pay about $3,000 and provide health insurance for every single scrub you bring out there, on top of the fact that you'd be calling every single player in your minor league system a hack worth less to your team than some douche off the street, making all of them completely worthless in any potential future trades.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:24 AM
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Are they all capable of hitting 40 HR's, too? He's better.
Sure, if Dunn could do that, we wouldn't have a problem. The fact is that he's incapable of hitting anything anymore. His career is over. He's already been the worst hitter in the history of baseball and he's looking to do that again, two out of the last three years.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:52 PM
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Holy crap, I didn't realize that. The Sox truly are pathetic.

I didn't either, wow they are terrible!
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:10 PM
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Sounds like we are settling for something of the Dave Kingman variety. IE..Watching your team lose, waiting for a moonshot between air-conditioning the crowd for 3 AB's or more... At this point he's not even able to perform to the novelty status the Barker is trying to sell in front of the curtain... Step right up !!!! Checked the league HR leaders and dont even see a mention of Mighty Casey..

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Dave Kingman was Babe Ruth compared to the White Sox version of Adam Dunn.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:12 PM
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Sure, if Dunn could do that, we wouldn't have a problem. The fact is that he's incapable of hitting anything anymore. His career is over. He's already been the worst hitter in the history of baseball and he's looking to do that again, two out of the last three years.
In fairness, he's still on pace for 35 and hit 40 last year.
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I'm not counting this homerun or his 3 RBI from today's game because of the game situation. I'm not counting his pinch hit solo homerun in a blowout win in Colorado. In my book, Crede has 2 less home runs than his statistics show, 4 less RBI, and one less walk (the one where he pinch hit for Uribe after coming in with a 3-0 count and taking one pitch).
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