On Friday the chatter was that Adam Dunn was as good as gone from the Nats after this season. Not so fast, says GM Mike Rizzo when asked if Adam Dunn’s potential return was “a dead issue”:
“No, it’s certainly not a dead issue” he said. “We realize we need a
thumping first baseman that can hit fourth. We’d like it to be Adam
Dunn. We’re in conversations.”
The number of “big thumping first basemen that can hit fourth” this winter is pretty small. I doubt the Nats will be in on the Prince Fielder sweepstakes, but I suppose it’s possible. Maybe they can get Russell Branyan at a bargain. That’s really it, ain’t it?
So if the Nats don’t do that, and don’t make a play for Dunn, will Rizzo admit that he didn’t get something he “needs?”