With the deadline to acquire players and have them eligible for 2014 postseason play less than 24 hours away, the Major League Baseball teams in the Bay Area are interested in trading for Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn.
In one corner you have the Oakland Athletics. They might be the team that is the absolute ideal fit for Dunn. They could deploy him in some sort of creative Oakland platoon, dispatching him as a designated hitter and every now and then at first base. As they have been known to do over the years, they could mask the well-known limitations in Dunn’s game while maximizing his elite power tool.
In the other corner you have the San Francisco Giants. They could use the power bat, of course, but with no option to use a designated hitter unless they reach the World Series, they would have to use the player whose nickname is ‘Big Donkey’ in the field. Considering the fact that the Giants already have to find a position for big Michael Morse and his defensive “skills,” that might be problematic. And by problematic, I mean hilarious.
Go ahead and imagine a professional defensive alignment with Morse and Dunn in it if you need a good laugh to start off your Sunday.
Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated reports that the A’s and Giants are among teams interested in trying to pull off a last second trade for Dunn on Sunday.
The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics are among teams interested in acquiring Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn before the Monday deadline for postseason eligibility, two sources told SI.com. A potential trade may be Dunn’s final chance to experience postseason baseball.
Dunn is batting .220/.340/.433 this season with 20 home runs, 54 RBI, and 132 strikeouts.