The Chicago White Sox may have a problem going into this season.
They have too many first baseman.
With the addition of free agent slugger Jose Abreu and Paul Konerko still on the White Sox roster, that leaves an odd-man out which could be the powerful Adam Dunn. The White Sox don’t want to platoon Konerko and Dunn and given that Abreu is the team’s future at first base, ESPN’s Buster Olney believes the team may look to trade Dunn.
Eventually, you figure White Sox will need the roster flexibility, and clearly odd man out would be Dunn, given Abreu $ and Konerko legacy.
It’s pretty hard to figure the White Sox will get much of a return for Dunn, who despite 75 home runs in the past two seasons hasn’t hit over .219 in that span.
A best case scenario might be a salary dump with a middle-level prospect returning at best, which isn’t all that bad considering Dunn is essentially worthless outside of the occasional home run or base on ball.