Adam Dunn hits baseballs a long, long distance. The ability to bring that kind of instant offense can be a coveted skill in the playoffs, which explains why a number of contending teams are kicking the tires on a potential trade for Dunn.
On Saturday night it was reported that the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants were among the teams pushing to make a deal for Dunn before the end of the day on Sunday.
Sunday morning the situation is gaining some clarity, as it sounds like the A’s are the leaders to land Dunn. The Los Angeles Dodgers are also in the mix, while the Giants are likely out.
From Ken Rosenthal and Buster Olney:
The Chicago White Sox are discussing possible trades involving slugger Adam Dunn with the Oakland Athletics and Dodgers.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 31, 2014
Olney reports that the Giants are out on Dunn, which makes sense given how strained the fit would be for the big lefty on San Francisco’s roster.
As of this morning, San Francisco is not a potential landing spot for Adam Dunn in a trade. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 31, 2014
As things stand now, it would seem that things are pointing towards a fit with Oakland. From those reporting it to the team to the player himself, everybody can agree that it is a natural fit and a potential move that would add intrigue to the playoff race in the American League.
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