Twitter poll: Should Nats sign Dunn to extension?
Two nights ago, I asked my Twitter followers this question: Do you think the Nationals should sign first baseman Adam Dunn to an extension? Yes or No. Why? Most of the followers want Dunn back for 2011 and beyond. Here is what the followers had to say.
@Sultan_of_Stat: Yes. Ryan Zimmerman obviously wants him to stay and we need to keep our franchise player happy within reason. Dunn is definitely within reason.
@jcj5y: I’ll take the guaranteed 35 HRs and shoddy defense over an unknown free agent who might hit .220 with 15 HRs and great D.
@MrJMadIV: Dunn should have been extended the day after the trade deadline passed.
@reifiss: Absolutely. Nats should sign with Dunn. Please! Just please.
@borzoi06: Yes. Yes. and YES. Nats should sign Adam Dunn because he’s good and a good fit for the team. Who could replace him?
@juliewright757: Yes, because he hits 40 home runs. A first baseman like Dunn don’t grow on trees!
@khillock: At the beginning of the season, I said no. But, since they didn’t trade him, not signing him would be a complete waste.
@tbridge: Yes. If he’ll take a three year deal.
@jypaulos: YES! He’s in top 10 in several offensive categories. He’s a leader in the clubhouse. He is third among NL first basemen in errors, but it’s his first full year at the position. Look at the slack they’re cutting Ian Desmond in his first year in the big leagues and he leads all of baseball in errors. It is a complete no brainer to resign Dunn. If Mike Rizzo does not re-sign him, I’m not coming to Nats games next year at all. I love the team, but I got to hit Rizzo in his pocket book.
@AlanClaffie: Sign him! Love having a 30-plus homer slugger on the team, and he seems to have a great attitude to boot. Hope he can stick around.
@jealle78:Yes, sign him! He’s a guaranteed 40 bombs, 100 RBI guy. So many player are risky, but he’s a guaranteed good ballplayer.
@DCyetti: I say do it, but be careful with three-years plus. Bryce Harper and Tyler Moore will come up. I think Morse can fill in at first base if Dunn leaves and the Nationals could go for an outfielder.
@XSP4: Yes! That production doesn’t grow on trees and it helps Zim a great deal.
@HendoDC: Yes. His bat pop produces runs and his height and reach make him a useful 1B.
@TheNatsBlog: Yes, if they can get him for less than four years. No, if not. The Nats need to think about the future beyond 2011.
@tylerradecki: Yes. No other replacement will come close to his production, and the team loves him and he wants to stay in DC.
@KimCinAZ: They should try to re-sign Dunn, but nothing generous. Depth chart is good/fluid — almost too fluid – with better defensive first basemen. Without his bat (homers and strikeouts) others will rise to the occasion and make fewer errors. My two cents.
@IBALLZACH: Obviously his production over the course of his career is simply amazing. Letting him go would be a monumental mistake.
@bart__davis: Yes. Good power hitter. Better defensively this year at first. Consistently hits around 40 homers.
@SodaPop6548: He isn’t perfect, but is a big part of our offense and a fan favorite. The fans want Dunn, so keep him around!
@swampudlian: Dunn extension: Yes, unless he asks for crazy money. Not re-signing him means they’re punting the 2011 season.
@AtomicOvermind: Barely tolerable defense, excellent bat, great for morale and makes Zimmerman better. Sign him, Rizzo!
@BrandonAKrueger: You may hate him, but he is by far a better option than what 25-30 other teams have.
@Bill_TDS: No. Dunn is a born DH. No NL team should be willing to outbid AL teams for him.
@ilovethenats: I love Dunn!!! The man has what this team needs, a lot of heart and hits!
@JoshsThoughts: Save the money and wait a couple years when it’ll actually time to do something. Nationals won’t be in the position to win next year. Basically, just don’t overspend on anyone until Strasburg and Harper arrive.
@DroppingTheBall: Who replaces his production although his defense is not good? Would hate watching the lineup trying to score without him.
@CapitolAvenue: No because the money would be better spent on player development.
@UnkleWheez: Yes, they should re-sign him. 1. Too hard to replace his impact in lineup. 2. Fits in the locker room 3. Cost too much for someone else.