Found April 26, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
PLAYERS: Adam Dunn
TEAMS: Chicago White Sox
Adam Dunn needs to move down in the Chicago White Sox batting order as he continues to squander opportunities for the White Sox to generate offense out of the clean-up hole. Let’s put this into perspective, sure it’s only 26 days into the season however Adam Dunn is hitting .097 at this very moment.  He could jump back into the triple digits in average as the game is currently in the 5th inning.  Take a look at that again, .097!!  Words can’t even describe the horror I am feeling in the pit of my stomach.  Memories of his 159 average and 11 homers still haunt me from 2011.  He bounced back so nicely in 2012 to hit 41 homers (with a 204 avg and 222k’s) but at least he was producing something of value. I thought he was back to his automatic 40 homer ways and erased 2011 as a freak in the wrinkle of baseball!  It is still early so it’s not time to bench him yet however a move down south in the lineup at this point sure doesn’t seem like a bad idea.  Let him get his stuff together and let

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