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10 responses to “Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Unlikely to Re-Sign Adam Dunn, But Nationals Might Be Happy About It”

  1. Butcher

    Dunn really needs to go to the AL and DH somewhere.

  2. kadams77

    Thank you for finally verbalizing what I’ve been thinking all along. Everywhere you read Cubs’ bloggers are looking to Adam Dunn to come in and lead this team to the playoffs next year. What a bunch of hogwash! With Ramirez and Castro on the left side of our infield, the last thing we need is a below average first baseman. I’d rather see Nady come back than to see Dunn playing first. Not to say Nady is my choice, that’s just how much I don’t want to see Dunn on this team next year.

  3. wax_eagle

    Is Mark Reynolds willing to come play 1B for the Cubs for a year then be the 3rd baseman of the future?

    I know he strikes out a lot, but his OBP is usually high and his HR numbers are huge. Can he come play 1B for one year with some time at 3rd when Rami is inevitably hurt. Then He can play 3rd when Rami leaves after next year and we can either bring Vitters up or sign one of the huge free agents in 2012.

    Plus he is known to be very available as the D-backs try to not have 5 guys strike out 200 times.

    1. Kevin G

      I am not complete against your idea it a good one actually.

    2. rylan

      See, the thing is that those sort of things don’t make sense with Hendry. He’d much rather spend $12MM+ a year on Adam Dunn.

  4. Kevin G

    How about moving Colvin to 1B, Move Byrd to RF and bring up Brett Jackson for CF.

    1. Jeff

      Hopefully, something like this will play out towards the end of June, beginning of July after they bring Jackson along similar to Casto’s path last year.

      1. KB

        Good thing we tried out this idea during all those meaningless games after DLee was traded. Oh wait, Colvin wasn’t given any reps whatsoever at first.
        Hendry! The Musical!

  5. The Man


    so you want ten years of consistent losing followed by a short period of contention…..idiot

  6. Raymond Robert Koenig

    As compared to 102 years of losing. The point is that Hendry has failed as a GM. The Cubs have one of the highest revenue streams in all of baseball. With that Hendry should have been able to produce an above average player development system or a perennial World Series contender. Or both. He has done neither. Ricketts should have fired him as soon as he took over. The Rays (great team name) actually contend for, and have appeared in, the World Series, every season. Next year will be no exception. The problem with some Cub fans is that they have no concept of history. 102 seasons is a long time. People have been born, became Cub fans for whatever reason, and died without seeing their favorite team win the World Series. That’s ridiculous. Even by the law of averages the Cubs should have won at least 3 or 4 since 1908.