Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Cameron Crowe wrote about them.  Pacman Jones makes them reign.  And Kraft sells them in packages of 8, 16, and 24.  Yet, Adam Dunn still can’t manage to hit them.  I’m speaking of singles, of course. Adam Dunn is a great power hitter.  No one denies that.  He has eight seasons of 35+ home runs and is on pace to do that again this year.  But something Adam Dunn is not good at getting is a single.  He has 16 right now.  That is one less than the amount of home runs he has.  Somebody send Adam Dunn the Tom Emanski videos, please. Based off of projections, Adam Dunn will amass 41 singles this year which is eight less than the number Barry Bonds hit in 2001 – a major league record.  That year, Bonds was walked 177 times, including 35 times intentionally, so we can give him a pass (no pun intended).  Adam Dunn is projecting to only 72 walks.  The AL record for fewest singles is 53 – by Mark McGwire, 1991 – so Adam has even more records of futility to avoid. Another noteworthy record Adam could approach this year is the 200 strikeout plateau, a planetary surface only three men have landed upon- including Dunn just last year.  And if it weren’t for the White Sox basically sitting him during the last third of the 2011 season, Dunn would have broken that record.  In fact, if the team would have continued to play him he would have had the lowest recorded average in history for a qualifying batter with a scorching .159 average.  Luckily for Dunn, the Sox were smart and sat him as he finished a measly six plate appearances shy. The fact of the matter is this: Dunn is getting paid $15 million this year to get on base 28% of the time and to play DH.  That’s $937,500 for a single.  As a designated hitter – who only occasionally plays the field – he unbelievably has a negative WAR.  To help him in his futility, other White Sox players seemed to have pledged to accompany him in his terribleness, with both Paul Konerko and Jeff Keppinger joining him in the bottom seven WARs, with Keppinger as the worst overall qualified baseball player.  It’s no wonder nobody wants to go watch the Sox when they come into town (they lead the league in fewest road attendance).  They are absolutely terrible. Given, Dunn has been hot of late and could turn things around.  However, the three most recent years might suggest otherwise.  It might be time to go another route, Chicago. (A rare Adam Dunn single) [YouTube, Baseball Almanac, Baseball Reference, ESPN] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Pacquiao to have surgery to repair 'significant' shoulder tear

Chris Paul ruled out for Game 1 against Rockets

Stephen Curry thanks father in touching MVP speech

Lawrence Taylor's son pleads guilty to statutory rape

49ers FB Bruce Miller charged with vandalism

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Winston snubbed ESPN out of draft interview

Report: Some Colts players unhappy with first-round pick

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff: Focus is on Julio Jones contract

Irvin on Seahawks not picking up option: ‘F— that option’

Brandon Prust rips referee, accuses him of on-ice trash talk

LeBron James ditched headband to look more like teammates

Five overhyped NFL Draft storylines that didn't play out

WATCH: Chris Johnson wants to play for the Cowboys

WATCH: Chewbacca throws out 1st pitch at Red Sox game

WATCH: Kyrie Irving carves up Bulls' defense for layup

WATCH: Metallica goes Jimi Hendrix for national anthem

Brandon McCarthy shares disturbing info about himself

Ole Miss fan got pregnant because of upset over Alabama

Willie Cauley-Stein legally changes middle name to 'Trill'

Marcus Mariota welcomed to Tennessee with billboard

Five takeaways from the first round of the NBA playoffs

NFL has a Los Angeles Rams webpage

10 undrafted free agents who could become NFL stars

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Cauley-Stein changes middle name to 'Trill'

NFL has Los Angeles Rams webpage

10 undrafted free agents to watch

Report: Winston snubbed ESPN

Life without Love: The new-look Cavs

Drafted player changes Twitter name to ‘Pick 245′

Floyd Mayweather Punch Out mock video game is great

Report: Steph Curry to be NBA MVP

Kelly: Tebow here to compete for job

Tony Allen booed for being rude?

Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods break up

Pacquiao fought with injured shoulder?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.