thetongueofire wrote:both Casey and Jimenez are better "hitters" than Dunn right now imo.. lol.
Haha, I completely forgot about Casey, and yes he's without a doubt the best hitter on their team...even I'll admit he's a better hitter than Griffey...but Dunn is not even in the same realm as Griffey, Casey, or a healthy Kearns. Weird how fantasy "experts" are such morons.
I dont know if I would say they hate him, I think they are really pushing the idea to sell high on him now. He is on pace for about 60 saves, 5 blown saves, 49 hits, and only 14 ER on the season. While he may continue to play well the second half of the season, it is not likely that he will produce good enough numbers to reach the kinds of stats he is on pace for.
You could trade him for a stud player now that you never would have dreamed about getting in a trade for Benitez in the beginning of the year. But, if and when he starts to pitch at a lower level than he has so far this year, even if it is not much worse, then you can kiss that stud you dreamed about goodbye. You are stuck trading him for a second tier player when you could have had a stud. It really does make sense to trade him away now, and I think that is all they are trying to stress. However, they may be approaching the idea the wrong way and not giving him any props for the success he has had.