White Sox Adam Dunn is Hitting .029 vs. Lefties this Season

Much has been made of the Chicago White Sox Adam Dunn, and just how pathetically incompetent he’s been at the plate this season. Yes. it’s been analyzed and over analyzed, but the numbers are still STUNNINGLY BAD! Think about it, it’s almost August. So nearly four full months of the season has gone by and Dunn, after going o-2 last night with a K and a BB against Detroit Tigers lefty Duane Below, Dunn is now 2-68 on the season versus southpaws.

Two freakin’ hits! and 31 strikeouts, that’s pretty close to almost half of his at bats. With his $12 million annual salary, that means the Sox have shelled out $6 million per hit versus left-handed pitching. Just call him Steve Austin (or Lee Majors).

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White Sox Signings Show Sights Set on Series Run in ’11


Two months into the off-season, Chicago White Sox brass offered no clue as to the direction they were taking the team in 2011.  This week, they not only revealed their plan, but made roster moves with the passion and vigor of a Black Friday shopper seeking a $300, 40-inch TV.

Bobby Jenks? He gone!  Scott Linebrink? Traded to Atlanta.  J.J. Putz, declines arbitration and seeks big free agent dollars.  Welcome back A.J. Pierzynski, at a reduced cost.  And oh yeah, we also added a slugger who has hit at least 38 homers every season since 2004 in Adam Dunn.  And as this story is written, the White Sox are also believed to be the frontrunners of all MLB for slugger Paul Konerko.

By: Soxman

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Which Left-Handed Hitter Should the White Sox Land?

Prince Fielder

That Elusive Lefty Hitter Might be Costly But Cheaper Options Are Available.

The Sox could afford to be active in a trade for a DH\1B type as it is almost a certainty Paul Konerko or Mark Kotsay (most likely) will not return in 2011.  If not traded for a slugger, Viciedo is likely to assume one of those positions next year.  So while a multi-year player of this sort sadly means then end of the Konerko era, it could make baseball sense.

That said, with injuries to Magglio Ordonez and other contenders such as the Giants and Rays looking for another bat, plus tradeable players MLB (David DeJesus) injured, there could be a high asking price for the heavy hitters.

By Soxman

For part of this Trade Deadline series go here

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