Twitter poll: Nats fans react to Dunn going to Sox
On Thursday, I asked my Twitter followers this question: What is your reaction to Adam Dunn signing with the White Sox? A) Happy, B) Sad. The majority of the followers were sad. Here is what they had to say
@KBar80: I’m sad about Dunn, but business is business. I just hope it improves the Nationals somehow.
@CDublin: I’m sad because the Nationals didn’t get anything for him, but on the bright side maybe they can get younger and more athletic at first base.
@HendoDC: He brought power and an average glove at first base. He didn’t seem to be making an unreasonable demand in asking for four years, $56 million.
@AlanClaffie: Not sad, but not happy about Dunn. He seemed like a good guy to have around with a bat that’s going to be hard to replace.
@NatsEnquirer: I’m happy because I’m holding out hope for Wil Nieves to the starting first baseman for Nats in 2011.
@tbridge: That’s a big hole in the lineup with no clear replacement.
@AlanFG: I will miss the excitement of his power plus he wanted him to be here.
@JackoBeam: I’m irritated and feeling disrespected as a fan base.
@donnysamson: Beyond sad. I agree with all of Ryan Zimmerman’s quotes. Dunn is Ryan Howard, and Dunn liked playing DC. I’m so mad at front office right now.
@CarolBrobeck: Very bummed about this. Dunn was going to set high marks this year.
@Andy Tretler: Despite what most think, the Nationals will be a better team in the long run.
@BrandonAKrueger: The offense goes from decent to absolute garbage. I’m done following this team.
@ferretcomp: Mixed. Sad to see the hitting go, but optimistic about better defense at first base and fewer strikeouts.
@leon_saffelle: I’ll be sad if they use Dunn’s money for Carlos Pena. They must make a big move now to avoid an attendance fallout.
@JScottLewis: Horrified! But I bet you are smiling from ear to ear, you Dunn hater! I hope you get that defense you’ve been wanting!
@WesleyDennis: The Dunn move is not good. I thought he had couple good seasons left to contribute and become a mentor.
@thebrowncoat: “The Plan” was to lose our second best hitter and upset our best hitter. We’ve succeeded.
@ SeanMMcNally: It was a bad decision, bad talent evaluation and a bad omen for Zim in 2013.
@Kim Contreras: I’m sad because Dunn wanted to stay with the Nats. White Sox GM Kenny Williams wanted him from the start and it’s good to be wanted.
@emmi1966: I’m sad because I just don’t see Mike Rizzo’s master plan and that makes this feel like a pointless loss of a valuable slugger.
@catch108stchs: I’m happy because I have an internship with the White Sox organization this summer.
@tylerradecki: Nats just let a great first baseman go and he wanted to be here. Rizzo needs to get to work.
@arrsdrunktweets: Happy. I’ve never seen anyone other than Dunn strike out five times in one game. He wasn’t worth the asking price.
@Reggie: I’m sad, not only because of his home run power, but while watching him, Dunn always made baseball fun.
@waflanagan: I’m sad because this means that Zimmerman is gone in three years.
@natsreportjon: All other options are ghastly, and if you’re going to continue to lose, at least make the fans happy.
@recordsANDradio: Sad to watch the Nats for years. It just got worse.
@rickyh17: Disappointed. Dunn was major part of the offense and replacing him will be difficult. Hopefully, Rizzo has a plan.
@beidenmolinaro: I’m sad because the Nats have no realistic hope of replacing what he meant at the plate, in the clubhouse and to the fans.
@comish4lif: I’m frustrated. A weak team now has yet another hole to fill.
@jypaulos: Not just sad. I’m angry. They could have signed Dunn.