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Nationals not happy with offers for Adam Dunn

Jul 17, 2010, 10:10 PM EDT

The Nationals and first baseman Adam Dunn have had a bit of a falling out over negotiations toward a contract extension and now it looks as though Washington GM Mike Rizzo is trying to deal the big slugger.  The problem?  Other teams aren’t willing to give up much.

Bill Ladson, who covers all things Nationals for, reports that Rizzo “does not like the offers” that he has seen for Dunn.  Meanwhile a source close to the team told Ladson that he thinks a trade might not happen at all.

“As I said in the past, Adam Dunn is a big part of this club —
anchors the middle of the lineup, anchors the clubhouse,” Rizzo
said. “It would take an extraordinary deal to trade him, but we are
going to keep our options open for anything that happens.”

Dunn, 30, has posted a .288 batting average, a .955 OPS and 22 home runs in 326 at-bats this year.  He will be a free agent this offseason if an extension is not reached, so the Nats would be wise to look for a fair offer and unload him.  The Yankees and White Sox are thought to have some level of interest.

  1. aschwartz - Jul 18, 2010 at 1:20 AM


  2. Cambodian Breast Milk - Jul 18, 2010 at 2:21 AM

    He’d look great in a Padres uniform, give them the big bat they need, AND, take some pressure off Adrian Gonzalez.

  3. Old Gator - Jul 18, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    If you saw him lumbering after Emilio Bonifacio’s slow roller that went for a double today, you’d think he’d look better in a tutu like those dancing hippos in Fantasia. This guy was born to be a DH. Keeping him in the real baseball instead of letting him escape to the designatedhitterball league like the Chief going out the bathroom window in Cuckoo’s Nest would merely be perpetuating an unnatural act.

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