A Boost and a Blast
#1 Feb 16, 2009
The comment about Dunn's poor defense offends me. You need to get away from the rhetoric from the sports page and watch the guy play. He is no liability and he will handle himself very well in left. Not exactly your strongest defensive position historically and he is as good as any left feilder in the business when you consider his overall game. He does not make mental mistakes and catches everything he can get to. He takes heat for being slow, but you have to remember he is 6 foot 6 and weighs 275. Not exactly Mr Nimble.
Marty Brennamen went sour on Dunn because of his strike outs and the city sort of followed suite on Adam. I liked Marty better when he called the games and didn't posture so much. He likes Dunn almost as much as he like your GM....
Make no mistake, the Nats are a much better team with Dunn. His presence in the lineup is imposing. He led the league (almost) in walks for good reason...no one wants to pitch to him. Somehow you forgot to mention that in your article. Put him behind a good hitter and that hitter gets better because he sees more strikes. The hitter behind him will have a better opportunity to produce because Dunn is near the top on On Base Percentage.
Might as well write it down now. 40 HR's and 100 RBI's.
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