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07:23 AM ET 09.04 | The time may finally have come for Adam Dunn -- no matter where his numbers stand. [Dunn] is guaranteed $15 million next season. He needs 64 home runs for 500. And he is only 33 years old. Yet Dunn, the Chicago White Sox's designated hitter, says that he will consider retiring this offseason and forfeiting his remaining salary if he no longer is enjoying himself. "I'm not coming back just to come back for money or because I have one year left (on his contract)," Dunn told FOX Sports on Tuesday. "I'm not coming back to chase home-run numbers or whatever. If I end up with 499 and I'm not having fun, see ya -- 499 it is." Dunn, who turns 34 on Nov. 9, almost certainly would have a different view if the White Sox were in contention. Instead, he called the team's season "a great letdown."

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September 4, 2013  07:54 AM ET

I think the Sox would consider him an overall "great letdown" as well. Dunn has always been a good hitter but he was stuck on the Babe Ruth approach... Just go out and hit the ball without any training during the off-season and relied on his talents... But he wasn't THAT good.

September 4, 2013  08:34 AM ET

I have a hard time believing he would stop at 499.

September 4, 2013  08:43 AM ET

The teams he's been playing on are ready for him to retire too. If it weren't for the occasional HR he'd be close to worthless. Is his batting average over .220 yet? Or is the 220 I'm thinking of, his total strikeouts?

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September 4, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Mr. Dunn you need to think the Sox organization for giving you this ridiculous contact in the first place. After a long winter break and thinking about that 15 million waiting for you I think we will see you on the field in 14.

September 4, 2013  09:19 AM ET

Besides from 2004 to about 2008 when he hit at least 40 HR's he has sucked,and those years he struck out over 175 times each year and one of those yrs he was just a couple shy of 200 Strike-outs in a yr.

6400 career at bats - 2200 strikeouts - 436 hr's ............

September 4, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Dunn & Done

September 4, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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The teams he's been playing on are ready for him to retire too. If it weren't for the occasional HR he'd be close to worthless. Is his batting average over .220 yet? Or is the 220 I'm thinking of, his total strikeouts?

You guys focus way too much on his batting average.

September 4, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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Mr. Dunn you need to think the Sox organization for giving you this ridiculous contact in the first place. After a long winter break and thinking about that 15 million waiting for you I think we will see you on the field in 14.

Agree. Just nonsense talk. PR nonsense....

September 4, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Mr. Dunn you need to think the Sox organization for giving you this ridiculous contact in the first place. After a long winter break and thinking about that 15 million waiting for you I think we will see you on the field in 14.

I think you are correct sir.

September 4, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You guys focus way too much on his batting average.

Should we focus more on his strike outs?

September 4, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Should we focus more on his strike outs?

The least productive way to make an out.

September 4, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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Should we focus more on his strike outs?

Focus on the fact that despite the batting average and strikeouts, he leads his team in RBI - by a long shot. He also leads them in HR and walks. He has been the only person in the lineup to produce at all.

September 4, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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Focus on the fact that despite the batting average and strikeouts, he leads his team in RBI - by a long shot. He also leads them in HR and walks. He has been the only person in the lineup to produce at all.

sooooooo ... you're saying his team sucks more than he does?

September 4, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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sooooooo ... you're saying his team sucks more than he does?

That, and there's more to baseball than batting average. Would it surprise you to find out his career OBP is higher than Ichiro's?

September 4, 2013  10:09 AM ET

Same old crap about Dunn, all the guy does is drive in Runs as a DH. Great OBP so he can be driven in. Give it a rest already. His BA sucks, his K's suck (doesn't put the ball in play to put pressure on the D), but the guy gets on base, and drives in runs. Lots of runs. Come on.

September 4, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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no one cares

Thanks for going out of your way to post that instead of just thinking it to yourself, quietly.

September 4, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Should we focus more on his strike outs?

People are obsessed with strikeouts for some odd reason. You need to get over that.

September 4, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You guys focus way too much on his batting average.

They are the same people that probably focus on w-l record for pitchers.

 
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