reznorsboy wrote:Why does everybody always praise Dunn so much? He basically hits a homer or strikes out and doesn't bring much more to the table.
Corey Patterson has many different tools. He may not be as good a hitter as Dunn but He is an excellent fielder. Do you guys not agree that having a defensively sound center fielder makes all the difference in the world to a team. He is fast and has a decent arm which is rare these days.
Sorry, I'm done. Wow, to quote McDonnel/Douglas, "You could not be any more wrong."
You know what's also rare? A 20-something outfielder who has a near 1.000 OPS? A guy with a .400 OBP who jacks out 50 bombs a year? Yeah, I hear that's pretty rare. You know what's not pretty rare? A 20-something outfielder, who tries to jack out a homer everytime up at the plate, has no concept of plate discipline whatsoever, a terrible OBP, and still doesn't even crack 30 HR's, or come close to a freaking .800 OPS.
Man, thanks for that laugh.
For Dunn, I'd love to see a trade of:
Horacio Ramirez, Brian McCann, and Chuck James.
McCann fills a gaping hole at C for the Reds, as early as next yaer, and is tearing up the minors.
Just check out Chuck James' stats this year... you might want to put down anything you're eating or drinking... it'll spill all over your lap. I'd even think Furcal could be available if the Reds wanted him.