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 Nationals.com: 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.
- Alex Thomas of WNST discusses the sad story of Roberto Alomar and there’s a lot to go over — denials, misstatements, etc. Assuming the allegations are true, I hope that everything works out for everyone involved. If this story is not true, the New York Daily News will have a lot of explaining to do. The Washington Post has more on the drama.
- Nestor Aparicio has more on the story of Alomar; meanwhile, Camden Chat gives their take; Jay Trucker of the Examiner wonders if the New York Daily News is irresponisble for their reporting of the Alomar story.
- Casey Willett has his thoughts on Brian Roberts.
- Drew Forrester thinks that in spite of the whole steroid drama, Cal Ripken has nothing to prove;
- Pressbox’s Pete Kerzel and Craig Heist debate whether the Orioles should start the veterans or kids…
- Amber Theoharis ponders about the Oriole outfield in 2009.
- Earlier today, former Oriole Miguel Tejada pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the use of performance- enhancing drugs in baseball.
- David Steele looks at the Tejada saga and compares it to the steroid mess going on; meanwhile, Peter Schmuck look back at Rafael Palmiero.
- Steve Melewski looks why some players may not want to come to the AL East.
- Oriole Central will not miss Scott Moore; Heath from Dempsey’s Army looks at Melvin Mora.
- Ted Cook from Orioles Hangout takes a look at Nick Markakis.
- The Loss Column looks at the Oriole rotation and pitching…
- Weaver’s Tantrum looks at the newest Oriole — minor leaguer, Ryohei Tanaka.
- Around the Harbor looks at ‘Maryland’s Mt. Rushmore’ of sports athletes…
- Finally, the Roar from 34 gives their thoughts on the ’89 “Why Not” season…