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Subject:  The acquisition of Adam Dunn has Nick Johnson worried about less playing time...
Date:  2/13/09, 04:17am
As long as Nick stays healthy, this article indicates that Dunn will play the OF...

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Message #6042 of 6634  *NEW*
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drrubb  
Subject:  Re: The acquisition of Adam Dunn has Nick Johnson worried about less playing time...
Date:  2/13/09, 8:34am
Good move for the Nats I think. But isn't the Nats new ballpark more of a pitcher's park. If so, I say Dunn's fantasy value takes a hit. For one, he has always been an all or nothing player. He has never hit for a good average. Yes, the home run power is there, but he strikes out a ton. Looking like another 240 to 250 type of year, maybe 40 plus home runs. I predict he won't hit more than 40 HRs & he'll hit between 240 & 250, 255 maybe for batting average.

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Message #6044 of 6634  *NEW*
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Rob Reed  
Subject:  Re: The acquisition of Adam Dunn has Nick Johnson worried about less playing time...
Date:  2/13/09, 8:42am
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>Good move for the Nats I think. But isn't the Nats new
>ballpark more of a pitcher's park. If so, I say Dunn's fantasy
>value takes a hit. For one, he has always been an all or
>nothing player. He has never hit for a good average. Yes, the
>home run power is there, but he strikes out a ton. Looking
>like another 240 to 250 type of year, maybe 40 plus home runs.
>I predict he won't hit more than 40 HRs & he'll hit between
>240 & 250, 255 maybe for batting average.

My initial reaction was exactly the same, but I remember when the new ballpark opened, and I was downplaying Alfonso Soriano as a result.

So, Alfonso promptly comes out and hits career high 46 HRs.

On this basis, I think we can expect more of the same from Dunn... 40 HRs. And, I'm willing to pay for that, so long as I have average taken care of elsewhere.

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Message #6046 of 6634  *NEW*
To:  Rob Reed
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drrubb  
Subject:  Re: The acquisition of Adam Dunn has Nick Johnson worried about less playing time...
Date:  2/13/09, 9:01am
Yeah, you can't deny Dunn's power. I guess if you had 2 other outfielders that hit for average in your starting fantasy outfield, your doing pretty good.

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