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Rosenthal: the Nats haven't even made Adam Dunn an offer

Jul 27, 2010, 3:59 PM EDT

The story was that the Nationals were going to take this week to try to get Adam Dunn signed to a contract extension, and if that didn’t work, they’d trade him.  Their definition of “try to get Adam Dunn signed to a contract extension” probably needs work, though, because according to Ken Rosenthal, the Nats have made zero progress on that front, and haven’t even made Dunn a single offer.

You’d assume this means that the Nats are more intent on trading Dunn than they have heretofore let on, though scuttlebutt about that has remained at a minimum.  The same old stuff about the White Sox being interested. One interesting note that the Rays inquired last week, but that the Nats demanded Matt Garza in return, which is kind of nuts.

You’d still think that the Nats can do better than the couple of draft picks they’d get if they held on to Dunn and let him walk this offseason, but as of now, it seems like the Nats have been kinda paralyzed into inaction.

  1. Scott - Jul 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Is that reallly that uncommon though? I mean, if his demands were known before they were able to make an offer, isn’t it reasonable to assume they’ve been negotiating with his agent and have a pretty good idea of where Dunn stands on his demands? Why make a formal offer if you know he won’t take it? Doesn’t mean they aren’t working to sign him…keep negotiating and make the offer when you have at least a verbal agreement. Saves work.

  2. bigtrav425 - Jul 27, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    Ken R is becoming as unreliable as they come with this stuff..but then agian ALL these guys/media has been lately

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