Twitter Poll: Should the Nats trade Dunn?
A few hours after Adam Dunn hit three home runs against the Padres, I asked a question to my Twitter followers: Do you think the Nats should trade first baseman Adam Dunn? Yes or No. Why?
Of the 50 people who responded, 46 said Dunn should not be traded. Three people felt the Nats should make a deal for him. One person wasn’t sure. Here is what some of the followers had to say.
@WillFacc: Absolutely not. He is the most feared hitter in our lineup. Can’t replace his RBIs.
@natsboy: They can’t replace him. There are few power bats in all of MLB like him. He should be able to sustain for next few years. The team’s fielding problems should be addressed by upgrading second base and shortstop, not first base.
@CDublin: Re-sign this man for like two more years.
@nat_meg: Why mess up the Nats’ 3-4-5 chemistry? Then again, Dunn is streaky and a new outfielder would be nice.
@PatsNats28: He made Ryan Zimmerman better last year, and Zim, Dunn, and Josh Willingham together are potent. Lock Dunn up at three years,40 million, four years, 48 million, whatever .
@RickandBach: Why? Forty homer guys don’t come around often.
@RHLevitin: Trading Dunn & breaking up the 3-4-5 combo would hurt the Nats more than Nyjer Morgan’s inability to steal bases consistently.
@tdogjuwan: Please don’t trade Dunn.
@donnysamson: Sign Dunn now.
@bpat007: Of course not. Need to keep fans and Zimmerman happy.
@jcj5y: I think Dunn is worth more to the Nats than any other team, which makes trading him seem like a bad idea.
@szul: Only if they can get a deal equal to his production, which they won’t, so no.
@IBALLZACH: No reason to break up the best 3-4-5 hitting trio in baseball.
@ilovethenats: The team needs another year together, I think
@pbsenerchia: I doubt they will get the value Dunn brings overall, He’s important to this team. Trade Matt Capps, maybe.
@perryspicks: Dunn should not be traded. The Washington Nationals lead the majors in errors and have such a young team. Dunn provides leadership.
@NotRizzo: Only if it makes the Nats better. Otherwise take the 2 draft picks (and 20 more dingers in ’10!)
@tbridge: No, if they can sign him for a good deal. He’s core to the team.
@Josh_Betts: He is one of the better hitters on your team and it would be hard 2 get a player of equal or greater value for him. So, no.
@PaulyO7: Take a look at Wednesday’s game. He brings credibility to the Nats offense. Dumb move if traded.
@K_Garb: That’s a hard question. Depends on the return.
@CraigMac: This team will be ready to contend in short order. Pitching is months away from legitimacy. Why set the offense back for years?
@borzoi06: Did you see the three homers? But seriously, too early to trade. Next year or after, possibly, but not now.
@thebrowncoat: They’d have to offer the moon, sun and stars, but yes, I guess theoretically, you should be open to any offer. In reality though, my fear is general manager Mike Rizzo will trade Dunn for way-less than he’s worth.
@jypaulos: Don’t trade Dunn! He’s our Frank Howard. If they keep Dunn, someday the Nationals will be painting a seat white in the right field upper deck. Keep Dunn!
@KimCinAZ: No!! A) He doesn’t want to. B) Nats fans deserve him. C) 2011 will be awesome with the chemistry/cohesion. He’s big part of it.
@magunwarrior: Hell no, He’s probably the most underrated slugger in the Majors and he wants to stay. I don’t think it’s much of a decision.
@rickyh17: They should not trade him. He’s an important part of the offense and the Nats can’t afford to lose that now.
@Lintyfresh85: You don’t get better by trading away your second-best player.
@mezza76: Yes, for the Dunn trade. The free agent 1B class is big next year, and the Nats need a good second baseman, outfielder and starting pitching more.
@mlabovich: How will they replace him next year? Where is the big bat going to come from?