Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 4/22/13
Adam Dunn was hitting .098 in 61 at bats for the Chicago White Sox this season. Then he went 1-4 with you guessed it a homer and three strikeouts in a 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins. So going 1-4 “raised” his batting average to .108. This is what $15,000,000 a season gets you. This is what Adam Dunn is, White Sox people. Move over Jaime Navarro, I think we have a worst all time signing in Sox history. Good job Kenny Williams on locking up Adam Dunn. If this season continues in the manner in which it started, move over Alfonso Soriano and the Cubs, because you now have an all-time worst signing in Chicago baseball history. Congrats Adam Dunn. More numbers of note, Adam Dunn has an OBP of .158, SLG of .213 and OPS of .367. Uhm, yeah. So there’s that. Since Adam Dunn arrived in the Major Leagues he has led MLB in both walks (1,172) and strikeouts (2,046) and is third in home runs (409). During his “good” year in a Chicago White Sox uniform, Adam Dunn hit .204. He did hit 41 homers and drive in 96 runs, but it still doesn’t make up for the abomination that was his 2011. Had the Sox not intentionally sat Dunn he would have broken the MLB season strikeout record. He notoriously hit .159 with only 11 homers and 42 RBI. Don’t even ask what his batting average was versus left-handers. To quote “Careless Whisper” by Wham! “there’s no comfort in the truth, pain is allllllll you’ll find.” The White Sox are on pace to break the club record for strikeouts set just last year. Who’s leading the K brigade? Adam Dunn of course. He’s struck out in more than a third of his at bats. Move over Derrick Rose, you’re not the only absurdly paid Chicago athlete who’s not earning their paycheck. Adam Dunn is giving you a run for your money. Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net. He’s also an author who also contributes regularly to MSN, Fox Sports , Chicago Now, Walter Football.com and Yardbarker Banks has appeared on Comcast SportsNet and the History Channel, as well as Clear Channel, ESPN and CBS radio all over the world. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@PaulMBanks) The post Adam Dunn: White Sox Invest $15 Million a year for .098 batting average appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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