Report: Orioles offer Chris Davis $150 million deal

The Baltimore Orioles reportedly have offered free agent Chris Davis a seven-year deal for over $150 million to try and convince the slugger to re-sign with the team. The question is: will that be enough? CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports Baltimore offered more than $150 million to Davis, who led MLB with 47 home runs last season. ESPN’s Buster Olney says the offer was for around...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves and Phillies sucking at the same time is rare

Earlier today, Buster Olney noted on Twitter that the Braves are now pulling up the rear in terms of run differential: The Braves surpassed the Phillies for the worst run differential in the majors — ATL now -164, PHI -163. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 4, 2015 It got me to thinking — a dangerous pastime, I know — that it must be rare that two teams in the...
Via Fangraphs
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Buy Adam Dunn’s Gated Texas Home — $4.49 Million

If you are into home runs (and lots of strikeouts), you are likely missing former slugger Adam Dunn this season. Power was Big...
Via Busted Coverage
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Souza’s March to the Record Books

When Adam Dunn posted his 190th strikeout in 2004, he broke a record originally set by Bobby Bonds over 30 years earlier, in 1970. While it took some time for Bonds’ mark to be surpassed, it’s become a common occurrence in the meantime. Indeed, including that one produced by Dunn, there have now been 18 […]
Via Fangraphs
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson Taking the Adam Dunn Path

Joc Pederson does not fit the traditional “three true outcomes” profile visually. Listed at 6-foot-one and 185 pounds, Pederson plays center field and is a far cry from the lumbering slugger personified most in Adam Dunn over the past decade. However, Pederson has been a high walk, high strikeout player with decent power throughout his […]
Via Fangraphs
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Thing Adam Dunn Was Surprisingly Great At

This morning, David Appelman announced some minor upgrades to the way we calculate WAR, including the addition of a factor for doubles plays grounded into. While the results aren’t dramatic, some players do tend to hit into more double plays than others, and those rally-killing ground balls do have a tangible harm on a team’s […]
Via Fangraphs
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

A fond farewell to the actually great Adam Dunn

So long, Big Donkey... Monday, Adam Dunn confirmed all his fans' biggest fears by officially announcing his retirement at the ripe young age of 35. Another one gone too soon. Despite the criticism he's taken the last few years following his abysmal 2011 season with the White Sox, Dunn was a great player and I'll be damned if he's just going to retire without a proper goodbye. Sure...
Via Fox Sports
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn Calls It A Career

Following the conclusion of the 2014 season and a four year contract with the Chicago White Sox, slugger and free agent Adam Dunn had a decision to make. Keep at it, or call it quits. With 14 years and 2001 games under his belt, along with two all-star selections, the “Big Donkey” has decided to go with the latter option. Adam Dunn is indeed retiring, agent Brian Peters reconfirmed...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Moving Toward a Unified Theory of the A’s Offseason

Perhaps all of the wheeling and dealing is not over just yet, but seeing as it’s been a few weeks since the Oakland A’s have made a trade, perhaps Billy Beane‘s manic winter has wound down to something like a conclusion. Here’s more or less what’s happened so far: In Out Taylor Thompson Adam Dunn […]
Via Fangraphs
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A's Rumors: Adam Dunn intends to retire

The Oakland A's lost to the Kansas City Royals by the score of 9-8 in 12 innings on Tuesday. The loss in the American League Wild Card game ended the season for the A's, who won 88 games during the regular season. Brandon Moss had two home runs and five RBI in the losing effort. Not only did the season end for the A's, but it may have been the last game in the career of Adam Dunn...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Farewell Adam: The amazing, quirky, and sometimes vapid career of Adam Dunn has come to a close.

This year, we have celebrated some storybook careers in the game of baseball coming to an end. There was Paul Konerko, who may not have been as nationally admired as he was on the South Side of Chicago but none the less was still a celebrated first basemen, and of course a man who will join a list of the greatest Yankees to ever play the game, Derek Jeter.But let's not forget that...
Via The Sports Blogette
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn Planning To Retire After Athletics’ Wild-Card Loss To Royals

Adam Dunn played in 2,001 career games over 14 Major League Baseball seasons without a single postseason at-bat, and after the Oakland Athletics’ loss to the Kansas City Royals in the American League wild-card game Tuesday, Dunn is calling it a career. Well boys and girls it was a hellava time! I truly thank all you fans! Y'all made it worth playing. Thank You!!#phase2begins—...
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Former White Sox All-Star Calls It Quits

Adam Dunn has decided to hang ‘em up, according to Bleacher Report. Two-time All-Star and 2012 AL Comeback Player of the Year Adam Dunn has decided to retire after a 14-year career. Tied for 35th All-Time on the home run list with 462, Dunn spent four seasons with the White Sox. He has a .237 career avg, 1168 RBI and a .364 OBP.  Dunn hit 106 home runs with Chicago, but he struck...
Via Sports Mockery
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn still planning to retire

Getty Images Adam Dunn had said that he planned to retire at the end of this season. With the elimination of the Athletics in a one-game playoff against the Royals the 14-year veteran’s career is set to be over. Dunn talked after the game saying “That’s probably it.” “Let’s not make a bigger deal out of it. I love Bob [Melvin].” added Dunn following the loss to the...
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn to retire after 14-year MLB career

Adam Dunn watched the American League Wild Card Game from the bench, not once stepping on the field in the Oakland Athletics’ 9-8 loss to the Kansas City Royals in 12 innings. Dunn, who was on a postseason roster for the first time in his career, plans to retire. “That’s probably it,” said Dunn, who waited 14 season and 2,001 games to get to the postseason. The 34-year-old...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Sale and John Danks Give Adam Dunn Awesome Gift

The White Sox dealt DH Adam Dunn to the Oakland A’s in a hope to give Dunn one last chance at a World Series ring. Dunn and the A’s are in town to play the White Sox this week and Chris Sale and John Danks wanted to make sure Dunn knew he was greatly appreciated in the White Sox clubhouse. Dunn underachieved big time in Chicago but never had a negative attitude even though the...
Via Sports Mockery
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn Returns To Chicago

This week, Adam Dunn is back in Chicago to face off against his former team, The Chicago White Sox. Now that Adam Dunn is on a team that was desperate for an extra bat and deep in a playoff race, what was his reception like during his first at-bat at U.S. Cellular Field? Fortunately, I was there first hand to witness the game. (The picture above is Adam Dunn during his first at...
Via Sports Mockery
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn is Still Sporting White Sox Gear

On August 31, Adam Dunn was traded from the Chicago White Sox to the Oakland A’s.  A day later, he was in the lineup hitting home runs for his new team. And while the “Big Donkey” is far from hurting in the money department, one eagle-eyed fan noticed that he is still going the bargain route and sporting the old gear. @PhilHecken @UniWatch Adam Dunn still wearing @whitesox...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Complete Roster Construction with Adam Dunn

When I recently wrote about Adam Dunn for this site, the circumstances were a bit different. That was about Adam Dunn pitching. This is about Adam Dunn becoming a member of the Oakland Athletics via trade, because that is exactly what happened on Sunday. As you know, Dunn was traded to the A’s in exchange […]
Via Fangraphs
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: 5 reasons why Adam Dunn will help the A’s win the West

Adam Dunn hit a two run homer in his first at-bat with the Oakland A’s The recent acquisition of Adam Dunn showed the baseball world that the Oakland A’s were in need of a slugger. The month of August was the first losing month with a 12-17 record for the Athletics since the 2012 season. As a team, they only batted .223 for August with a .345 SLG. So everyone was excited to...
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Rumors: Adam Dunn will 'probably' retire after season

Oakland Athletics newly-acquired designated hitter Adam Dunn looks to be calling it a career following this season. Oakland acquired Dunn from the White Sox on August 31st for minor-league righty Nolan Sanburn, as I recently wrote for Sports Rumor Alert. Now, he looks to be hanging up the cleats for good this offseason.Dunn told reporters, including Susan Slusser of the San Francisco...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Dunn to Oakland

In Episode 126, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Potential replacements at second base The fantasy impact of Adam Dunn being traded to Oakland Whether Matt Shoemaker is a keeper candidate Can...
Via Baseball Professor
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn Homers In First At-Bat With Oakland Athletics (Video)

Adam Dunn didn’t wait long to make his impact on a struggling Oakland Athletics team. The veteran slugger was acquired by the fledgling A’s over the weekend in an attempt to wake the dormant Oakland offense. Coming off an embarrassing weekend sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels, the A’s needed a shot in the arm, and they got it off the bat of Dunn. The big guy made...
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn weirdly consistent, hits HR in first game with A's

Adam Dunn is a peculiar beast…and I mean that in the most positive of ways. The 34-year-old slugger was dealt Sunday by the Chicago White Sox to the Oakland A’s and, because people like a story, all the talk became about how he would end his streak of 1977 games (and counting) without a playoff appearance. What’s missing is Dunn’s consistency. And, no, I’m not talking about...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Adam Dunn homers in his first at-bat as an Athletic

Newly acquired Adam Dunn launches a two-run home run to right field in his first at-bat with the Oakland Athletics.
Via Baseball Essential
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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