DK wrote:BronXBombers51 wrote:If the Red Sox can turn Milledge into Dunn, why the hell can't the Mets? Would it not make sense to trade Milledge for Dunn, and put Dunn at first base, thus solving a HUGE problem in the Mets lineup?
I suppose it's still a possibility if the Manny deal falls through but if Cincy is that interested in Milledge, I would think we'd have heard some larger rumors involving Dunn and the Mets.
For two reasons:
A) Minaya's got a fascination with Latin players. NY is one of the largest Latin markets out there, and Minaya being hispanic himself wants to see that out on the field.
B) Manny's a better hitter than Dunn. Dunn's already hitting .240, put him in the Mets lineup he'll hit .190 at Shea.
The Mets want Manny, not Dunn... although Dunn in a Mets uniform would be interesting.
A: You're completely right. Omar really wants to bring Manny to shea. Not Dunn.
B:Manny is a better hitter than Dunn. But Dunn is much cheaper, much younger, and would cost less in a trade. Not to mention, in real baseball he is better than his .250 average dictates. Batting average is only half the story, it's his .390 OBP that interests me. And the way he kills the ball, I honestly don't think Shea would hurt him that much. He's got a good eye, and he gets on base. We need that in our lineup. I think he is overrated for fantasy terms, (since OBP is not an issue) but in the real world he is a very very valuable player.