Sorry if this has already been posted, but I was running over Adam Dunn's numbers for the 2008 season . Sure, the Braves need a power bat and Dunn's 40 homers provides reason to think he could produce that. However, there were some other numbers that stood out to me.
Dunn walked 122 times (only 13 were intentional). That's tops in the National League. Also, while his strikeout count is high (5th in the league) only two players in the NL saw more pitches in 2008 than Dunn, David Wright and Hanley Ramirez. Further, he was top 10 in OPS and OBP.
Why the knock on this guy? Attitude? Declining Skills? The numbers seem to say that he works pitchers, gets on base, and is a legitimate power threat. It may be that he's never had a guy like McCann hitting behind him or Jones in front of him. If his price has dropped this much, why not take a chance on him?
anyway, that was my two cents. My apologies for another Dunn commentary.