Twitter Poll: Who should replace Dunn?

On Thursday, I asked my Twitter followers this question: If the Nats don’t re-sign Adam Dunn, who should play first base for them in 2011?  Here is what some of the followers had to say. Some of the answers are hilarious.    

@CurlyWashington: Michael Morse. He is a natural infielder who can hit for average and power with enough playing time. It will open right field for Bryce Harper.

@Nationalsreview: Don Mattingly circa 1986. Why? OPS, his glove and his mustache. If they can’t get the 1986 Donnie Baseball, then Russell Branyan with a mustache.

@Jeffrey_Bergin: I would try a one-year incentive-based deal on Derrek Lee for $5 million.  

@TheSullyDC: No shot at signing a good first baseman. Get Derek Norris up there as soon as possible.  

@nat_meg: Me. I’ll do it — and on the cheap, too.

@22qnf1: Adam LaRoche. He’s a consistent hitter and pretty good defensive first baseman. Plus he won’t’ break the bank either.

@TheSeanWyatt: Bryce Harper. Just because …  

@jcj5y: So many variables are in play, but I’d put Morse at 1B, buy a cheap, defense-oriented outfielder and spend on pitching.

@natsreportjon: Not Carlos Pena because he is obviously on the downside of his career and has a negative  UZR.

@JackoBeam:  I agree with @natsreportjon.  But if not Pena, who else? A no-win situation

@CDublin: Carlos Pena because I’m sick of having scrub young players at every position. We don’t have a good young first baseman.

@JFLANland: If we don’t re-sign Dunn, but somehow get Carl Crawford, Josh Willingham or Morse should play first. I would rather have Dunn and Crawford.

@CraigMac: I can. I can also guarantee that I’ll strike out at least  200 times. I’ll accept a three-year deal as well!

@NatsFanInUK: Platoon Morse and Jesus Flores at first base.   

@thebrowncoat: Mike Rizzo.

@cassander42: Who cares? Dunn is the best 1st baseman available. If the Nats don’t sign him, they don’t care about winning. Period.

@IBALLZACH: If trading isn’t an option, then probably Willingham or Morse. Free- agent wise, a guy like Lee or Aubrey Huff wouldn’t be too bad.

@autobits: LaRoche: He is a decent hitter and a solid defender. I wouldn’t mind Morse for the same reasons. I don’t want Pena, who is getting old fast.  

@Evolution33: Huff.

@szul: Assuming they don’t sign a replacement? Morse. Give the guy more  playing time to prove he’s an everyday player.

@gopherballs: Morse. He’s capable of handling the position and there isn’t a reason to sign a “big-name” guy. I also like LaRoche

@NatsEnquirer: Wil Nieves because who needs offense at first  base?

@R1cketyCr1cket: Make a trade for Adrian Gonzalez and sign him to a long-term contract. They should consider him in the same class as Mark Teixeira.

@DCyetti: Kevin Mench, because manager Jim Riggleman wants him around.

@Michael1Kelly: Morse.  

@ZachMyles: Willingham: He could hit the heck out of the ball, but Hammer doesn’t have range. The outfield should be Roger Bernadina, Nyjer Morgan and Morse.  


Frank Howard, make room for the big man.

Why in the world is anyone replacing Dunn. Just really stupid.

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