Rosenthal has a piece up about Adam Dunn. The first post about it in the BTF thread is from the always insightful Harveys Wallbangers, and it’s pretty brilliant, actually:
If I were Adam I would take a one year deal, play my *ss off and look to re-enter a much better market to start 2010. While the general economy will still be lagging somewhat things will be ticking upward.
Right now there is just too much uncertainty. That and it’s a great excuse for ballclubs to try and “rightsize” their payrolls if only for a year.
This would be a fantastic idea for Dunn. Risky? Sure. He could pull an Andruw Jones and fall off a cliff, I suppose. But given Dunn’s outrageously consistent stat lines for the past few years, if there’s anyone I’d count on to not crater, it’s him.
As Neyer and others have noted, there is damn little available in next season’s free agent market. Another 40 homer season in 2009, and Dunn could set himself up as one of the most sought after guys on the market next season instead of everybody’s fifth choice this year.