Adam Dunn Finally Decided To Sign With the Nationals; Oriole Quick Hits & Around the Blogosphere…

I was intrigued if Dunn could fit in Baltimore for his power and batting eye; however, he finally signed in the most logical place left for him to go — down the Parkway in Washington.

To be blunt, they needed him more down there than the Orioles did up the road.

From WASHINGTON — The Nationals finally got their left-handed slugging first baseman, signing free agent Adam Dunn to a two-year contract Wednesday, according to a baseball source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Nationals are expected to hold a news conference at Nationals Park on Thursday. General manager Jim Bowden was not immediately available for comment.

Dunn, 28, and Bowden have a history together with the Reds organization. Bowden drafted Dunn in the second round of the 1998 First-Year Player Draft. Three years later, Dunn was in the big leagues and became Cincinnati’s best power hitter.

Dunn has hit at least 40 home runs for five straight years. While he has a .247 career batting average, he has a .381 on-base percentage and can play left field, right field and first base.