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07:04 AM ET 05.07 | Yes, Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn is running out of answers. Despite raising his batting average by 51 points in his last 10 games, [Dunn] remains baffled that he's not more productive. "It's hard to sit there and say, 'I feel good' continuously when the results aren't good," Dunn said Monday before going 1-for-3 with a walk in the Sox's 2-1 victory against the Royals. "In saying that, I do feel good. The problem is when I'm getting a pitch to hit, I'm fouling it off. And when I do put them in play, I'm popping them up, hitting them at people. So it's past the point of frustration because usually when I feel good, good things happen. And nothing is happening. So we just got to keep going."

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May 7, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Let me help you Adam. this is what you are. Got it? Over the last 3 years and 1,060 ABs, your ave. is .181.

That is not a slump, that is what you are now.

May 7, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Have they checked his vision?
He hasn't seemed right since the emergency appendectomy, I know he was rushed back from it but maybe it's just a coincidence. If it affected his ability to twist his midsection at all, that would be disastrous for a hitter.

May 7, 2013  08:51 AM ET

It is what it is.

May 7, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Only in America Adam can you make the kind of money you have by hitting a HR once in a while and striking out two or three times in a game.

May 7, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Have they checked his vision?He hasn't seemed right since the emergency appendectomy, I know he was rushed back from it but maybe it's just a coincidence. If it affected his ability to twist his midsection at all, that would be disastrous for a hitter.

1,060 at bats. 181 ave.

May 7, 2013  09:31 AM ET

I think they've run this same thread for three years in a row now.

May 7, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Stick a fork in him.

May 7, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Only in America Adam can you make the kind of money you have by hitting a HR once in a while and striking out two or three times in a game.

he and dan uggla got it made

May 7, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Have they checked his vision?He hasn't seemed right since the emergency appendectomy, I know he was rushed back from it but maybe it's just a coincidence. If it affected his ability to twist his midsection at all, that would be disastrous for a hitter.

I just had an emergency appendectomy in the beginning of February and it's such a minor procedure from my experience it wouldn't be what's affecting him Lamont. More likely he may have vision issues but I would think the team would check that every year.

May 7, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I think they've run this same thread for three years in a row now.

True. And this fall he turns 34. He can hit it out for sure, but he is a .200 hitter regardless. If he picks it up some.

May 7, 2013  10:15 AM ET

His results haven't been good his whole career other than the power numbers. Heck, if anything, the Sox should have been "baffled" when he raised his average 51 points in the first place. I would have been buying lottery tickets galore or getting ready for the second coming.

May 7, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

His results haven't been good his whole career other than the power numbers. Heck, if anything, the Sox should have been "baffled" when he raised his average 51 points in the first place. I would have been buying lottery tickets galore or getting ready for the second coming.

More likely a sign of the apocalypse.

May 7, 2013  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

His results haven't been good his whole career other than the power numbers. Heck, if anything, the Sox should have been "baffled" when he raised his average 51 points in the first place. I would have been buying lottery tickets galore or getting ready for the second coming.

When Dunn was hitting .240-.260 with 40 HRs and 100 walks, he was a valuable hitter.
The last three seasons, not so much.

May 7, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I just had an emergency appendectomy in the beginning of February and it's such a minor procedure from my experience it wouldn't be what's affecting him Lamont. More likely he may have vision issues but I would think the team would check that every year.

I think you're right, but I thought Dunn was back playing in something like 2-3 days...there was a lot of pressure because he had just come in with the big contract. Holliday had the same thing about the same time and I think he's been fine, but I think he also had 1 extra day to recover...must have made the difference. ;^)

May 7, 2013  11:04 AM ET

Maybe it's something in the water. Jeff Keppinger signed with the Sox as one of the hardest guys in the majors to strike out. His walk/k ratio is near 1:1. This year ... O walks, 12 K's.

May 7, 2013  12:18 PM ET

He's just an over-paid version Carlos Pena. But at least Pena has a slick glove at 1B.

May 7, 2013  02:59 PM ET

Now you know why the Reds were glad to let him go. 2 division titles in the last 3 years without him is no coincidence.

May 7, 2013  04:18 PM ET

See Josh Hamilton!!!

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