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Adam Dunn and the Nats are "in conversations"

Sep 13, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

On Friday the chatter was that Adam Dunn was as good as gone from the Nats after this season. Not so fast, says GM Mike Rizzo when asked if Adam Dunn’s potential return was “a dead issue”:

“No, it’s certainly not a dead issue” he said. “We realize we need a
thumping first baseman that can hit fourth. We’d like it to be Adam
Dunn. We’re in conversations.”

The number of “big thumping first basemen that can hit fourth” this winter is pretty small. I doubt the Nats will be in on the Prince Fielder sweepstakes, but I suppose it’s possible. Maybe they can get Russell Branyan at a bargain.  That’s really it, ain’t it?

So if the Nats don’t do that, and don’t make a play for Dunn, will Rizzo admit that he didn’t get something he “needs?”

  1. Utley's hair - Sep 13, 2010 at 5:59 PM

    Wasn’t Nyjer Morgan “in conversations” with the Gnats last week too–just of a different type and decibel?

  2. John_Michael - Sep 13, 2010 at 6:43 PM

    If anything, hold to trade at next year’s deadline to go younger at the position. As long as the contract isn’t terrible, his skill set is always easy to move.

  3. Giant Space Ants - Sep 13, 2010 at 11:15 PM

    I don’t know…I heard Adam is still mad about that time the Nationals were talking to Bobby outside the gym and started feeling up his biceps- blatant flirting. Of course, the Nats were probably still mad with Adam for making out with Duncan at Brian’s party last July, even though Adam totally knew the Nats had a crush on him. At least that’s what Veronica told me, though she’s mad too cause Luke dumped her to hook up with both of them- or so Clarissa says, but she’s upset too cause of that time wh…

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