Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Adam Dunn Comes To Arizona

The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder-first baseman Adam Dunn from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor league pitcher Dallas Buck and two players to be named later.

This is the D'Backs answer to the Dodgers and Manny Ramirez. Like the Dodgers, the Diamondbacks are in need of a prolific power hitter. While their power outage is not as acute as the Dodgers was they only have one player on the team with more than 20 homeruns and that is third baseman Mark Reynolds.

Yes, Dunn strikes out over 150 times a year but he also walks over 100 times a year and has a reasonable on base percentage. This is a good pick up for Arizona.

For all of Manny Ramirez's great production in L.A. the Dodgers are 5-5 since acquiring him from Boston and are still a game behind the D'Backs in the NL West. The D'Backs have superior pitching and the acquisition of Dunn should help Arizona reach the postseason for the second consecutive season.

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