What's to be done with Dunn?
photo by j_visser, who says Adam Dunn went yard on this pitch on May 5 off Jon Lieber
John Perricone at Only Baseball Matters notes that he's catching flak for suggesting that a guy who has five straight 40-HR seasons and is only 28 would be a good signing -- far better than the Aaron Rowand or Edgar Renteria deals. Defense, he argues, is over-rated in terms of winning ballgames; the reason why the Giants have rung up 4 straight losing seasons is because Brian Sabean can't figure this out -- the offense stinks, partly because front office has continued to over-value defense (Rowand, Snow, Grissom and Neifi Perez being among the more egregious examples).
The Giants need a big bat, period, and this guy's probably available for slightly more than what was paid for Renteria. The notion that Adam Dunn's lousy defense will cancel out this kind of offense is just silly.