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Is Dunn part of Chicago's problem?

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07:29 AM ET 01.31 | So far, Adam Dunn is saying all the right things in the wake of Chicago's acquiring Jose Abreu and re-signing Paul Konerko. "Whatever to win, I don't care," Dunn said during Soxfest. "There are no egos, especially with me and Paul. We talked about it when he was making his decision. Whatever is going to help us win that night, I know he's for it and I'm for it. That, to me, is a non-issue." ... But there are two problems with Dunn: One, I don't have a lot of faith he'll feel that way in June if he isn't getting the playing time he's used to, and two, the Sox won't make the playoffs until Dunn leaves. In 13 major-league seasons, Dunn has never made the playoffs. I don't think Dunn has even made a postseason in a video game. That's not a fluke. It can't be, not after all these years.

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January 31, 2014  08:17 AM ET

WOW ......Dunn the strikeout king is still playing, teams should have given up on him long ago.....like when the Reds let him go.

January 31, 2014  08:18 AM ET

I thought he was Done! Or Dunn...whatever.

January 31, 2014  09:01 AM ET

He's still got power and only 33. If he could just cut the Ks.

January 31, 2014  09:12 AM ET

He hit 36 HR last year. Considering the White Sox were a bad team, there often was no one on base when he hit those HRs. The year before, he surpassed 40 HR. People rag on the guy for striking out. He has always struck out a lot, that will not change. Since he is still on the team this year, he should be dropped in the order. He's making a lot of money, so he should be playing.

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January 31, 2014  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

WOW ......Dunn the strikeout king is still playing, teams should have given up on him long ago.....like when the Reds let him go.

Same old stupid comments about his K's. He's got a solid OBP, hits HRs and drives in runs...... is constantly in the top of the league in W's.....

January 31, 2014  09:56 AM ET

ANd another thing - since when did suspicion of being "hexed" mean anything in this modern world....

January 31, 2014  10:14 AM ET

Adam your only chance of making the playoffs this year is they trade you to a contender at the trading deadline.

January 31, 2014  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

ANd another thing - since when did suspicion of being "hexed" mean anything in this modern world....

Dunn's really into voodoo nowadays.

January 31, 2014  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Same old stupid comments about his K's. He's got a solid OBP, hits HRs and drives in runs...... is constantly in the top of the league in W's.....

i agree. you know what to expect from dunn. everyone just focuses on his K's but he's true power guy. And the article is just ridiculous

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January 31, 2014  11:43 AM ET

either part of the problem or part of the solution who knows??

January 31, 2014  11:51 AM ET

the white sox got hammered with Dunn's contract but what else could any organization expect??
the hitters can't always perform to their capabilities!!

January 31, 2014  12:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

"Only 33" in baseball? They're already reserving him a locker at the golf club, man.

Especially for a player whose skill set is one dimensional.

January 31, 2014  03:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Same old stupid comments about his K's. He's got a solid OBP, hits HRs and drives in runs...... is constantly in the top of the league in W's.....

Might be stupid to you but here's his 162 game avg. for his career:
559 AB
195 SO
38 HR
.238 AVG

NOT exactly steller or even above avg.

January 31, 2014  03:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Might be stupid to you but here's his 162 game avg. for his career:559 AB195 SO38 HR.238 AVGNOT exactly steller or even above avg.

take them numbers and they tell you he strikes out every 2.6 times at the plate and he hits a HR about every 15 at bats and with that avg. he is not getting to many hits.

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January 31, 2014  07:56 PM ET
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You should be banned from breathing. Dunn is a future Hall of Famer.

He was Dunne Posse's captain a couple of years ago when he hit 41HR. That year I actually made the playoffs.

 
January 31, 2014  08:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

It means everything.Please go away.

Wait, you ain't Atro.

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