Monday, August 11, 2008

Adam Dunn Traded to the Dbacks

Lots of folks will be debating what this all means for the NL West playoff race, but I'd like to point out that the odds of the Reds -- who will now be required to start Corey Patterson every day -- winning another game this year just went way the hell down.

5 comments:

Jason said...

Imagine my disappointment when I went to my fantasy site only to find that Patterson had been on someone else's team.

Or my elation that I didn't have to consider actually picking him up...

themarksmith said...

You know, you would figure that they would acquire ... I don't know ... a second baseman instead. I mean, Adam Dunn is a great addition to a team with little pop, but an upgrade to Augie Ojeda may be a better solution, especially with Upton to return soon ... maybe. I guess they'll put Jackson in right and Dunn in left and hope Chris Young's hamstrings hold up better than Griffey's while he runs from foul line to foul line catching every ball.

Dre said...

I'll be the authority on this one. I don't hate the deal but the only way I end up loving it is if Arizona wins the Wrold Series.

1st, we have to wait and see who the PTBNLs turn out to be. If either of the 2 are better prospects than Dallas Buck, then I don't like the trade much.

2nd, I'll reserve judgment on this one until I see what we do with our lineup once JUp comes back next week. I'd love to send Mark Reynolds to 2B, Tracy to 3B and Dunn to 1B when that happens. That would put the best bats in the lineup but who knows how that will affect the team defensively. Everyone will have played those "new" positions in the past but rust would definitely be a factor.

All of that in mind, the only thing keeping the DBacks out of the WS conversation is the offense, so getting Dunn definitely helps that cause.

Marty McKee said...

I think the Brock-for-Broglio deal is no longer the most one-sided trade in NL history.

Levi Stahl said...

I assume they'll put Dunn at 2B. He's always seemed like the sort of guy who likes a good joke.