Adam Dunn still plans to retire

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It was a bummer that Adam Dunn didn’t get to play in last night’s game, as he’s gone his entire career without playing in the playoffs. But it’s not like he’s hung up on that apparently, because he still plans to retire, saying last night that “That’s probably it” and that he is almost certain to retire.

He had no problem with not playing in the game, saying that it was the manager’s call. Melvin himself said that the only time he considered using Dunn was in the top of the 12th, with a man on second and first base open. He probably would’ve been walked in that instance. As it was Alberto Callaspo game in and delivered an RBI single.

So long, Adam Dunn. It’s been an interesting 14 years. You socked 462 homers and walked and struck out like crazy. You were one of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

White Sox sign José Abreu to a three-year contract extension

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Yesterday the Chicago White Sox made a big signing of a new player, locking up catcher Yasmani Grandal for four years. Today they’ve made another big splash, re-signed current White Sox star José Abreu to a three-year, $50 million contract extension.

Abreu had already accepted the team’s qualifying offer last week so he was ensured of staying in Chicago for 2020, but now they’ll tear that up and replace it with this pact, adding two more years.

Abreu, who turns 33 before spring training, is coming off a 2019 season in which he posted a line of .284/.330/.503 with 33 home runs and 123 RBI. He has spent his entire major league career in Chicago, putting up a line of .293/.349/.513 and socking 179 homers in six seasons.