Thursday, December 2, 2010
White Sox Land Dunn
Adam Dunn is one of the hardest hitting players in the majors today. He also just signed with the Chicago White Sox.
The White Sox and Dunn agreed to a 4-year deal worth about $56 million in total. Last year Dunn played for the Nationals and before that the Diamonbacks for a season and the Reds. He is looking to finally play on a contending team
Last Year Dunn batted .260 but had 38 Home runs and 103 RBI's which was a major contribution to the teams total offense. He also had a slugging % of .536. Since 04' Dunn is 2nd in the entire Major Leagues in Home Runs with 282. Only Albert Pujols has more.
Dunn plays the Outfield but the White Sox are pretty deep in outfielders, if they were to resign Paul Konerko who has been a White Sox forever. If not, Dunn will probably play DH where the White Sox have been lacking since Frank Thomas was DH for a little bit.
If the White Sox were able to bring back Konerko they could be a serious contender in the AL Central next season. The AL Central along with the West usually do not produce the best teams but have a few decent teams like the Twins, Angels, and Rangers over the past few years. Next year with the Royals, Indians usually being bad and the Tigers although they have talent do not play well together, the only real competition would be the Twins. The Twins have won the division 5 of the last 6 years but that other year was when the White Sox went to the World Series and won against the Astros in '05.