Rosenthal (12 minutes ago):
White Sox saying, again, that they are out on Dunn. If that’s true, Dunn could stay with Nationals. Rays only in at right price
UPDATE: Jim Bowden (MLB/FOX):
Confirmed….3 Teams are still “in” on Adam Dunn: Detroit, Chicago WS and Tampa Bay….50/50 he’s moved….Confirmed
UPDATE #2: Heyman (SI):
jackson for dunn is still a possibility. but nationals want chisox to add another player or 2
Gregor @ DH:
But KW also sounded like he’s been duped _ likely by Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo _ in talks for Adam Dunn. While he didn’t mention any specific names, Kenny said it’s been “frustrating” dealing with newer GMs, of which Rizzo is one. He also mentioned “playing games” and “being above board,” so you pretty much get the picture. I’m hearing that Rizzo has taken Dunn off the market, but who really knows? These have been the most unusual days leading up to the trade deadline I ever can remember, by far. But I’m thinking the original plan was for the Sox to acquire Jackson and send him to the Nats for Dunn.
I don’t know if Kenny was duped, I know that Kenny made a crappy trade.
According to Olney, the Nationals had told teams interested in Adam Dunn that a “key piece” to get a deal done was Edwin Jackson. This forced teams to try to pry Jackson away from the Diamondbacks. Of course, just before 1pm EST today, the White Sox acquired Jackson from the D-Backs in exchange for right-hander Daniel Hudson and left-hander David Holmberg. Now, according to Olney, the Nationals are indicating that they don’t want Jackson.
If this what Kenny complained about, the fault is his. You don’t trust anyone, especially one you haven’t done business with before, Kenny.
UPDATE #2: From Peter Gammons’ WEEI appearance:
Q: Where does all this [trade rumors] come from?
A: A lot of times people like to guess. I think agents like to throw it out there. For instance, one of the things I found curious of this whole notion if the White Sox can get Edwin Jackson from Arizona, then they can get Adam Dunn from Washington. It never made any sense to me. I think that is very agent-driven, in that the same people I see writing about this get it from the same place. I know that I talked to [Nationals GM] Mike Rizzo, and he said, I don’t want Edwin Jackson, he makes $8 million next season and he has a 5.00 ERA. He said, “I have four pitchers I know are going to be in my rotation next year, why would I spend $8 million on a fifth starter and trade Adam Dunn, who I might be able to sign. It just doesn’t make sense, but it gets thrown out there a lot. Colorado has clearly made certain guys available: Aaron Cook, [Joe] Beimel, who’s been OK at times. Some of it makes a lot of sense, but the fact is we have so many media outlets. I find it a lot of fun, but it can also drive you crazy trying to chase them all down.
And he’s willing to play DH for the rest of the season.
Kilgore @ Washington Post:
Reports this afternoon said Dunn had been told he wouldn’t be sent to the White Sox for Edwin Jackson, and Dunn shot them down. “No,” Dunn said. “I haven’t heard anything.” (Dunn allowed, about the White Sox, “I like their uniforms.”)
Dunn clarified several meaningful details surrounding his situation Dunn has stated his opposition to serving as a full-time designated hitter, but he said he would not mind for the final portion of the season if he is sent to an American League team.
“That’s just Dhing for two months,” Dunn said. “It’s not like if I make this move, it’s career-ending.”
Peter Gammons via WEEI:
As for the Yankees, Gammons said a fear existed in the AL East that New York could make the biggest splash on Saturday.
“The Tampa Bay people are absolutely convinced that one way or another there’s going to be a huge deal with the Yankees and they’re going to end up with Adam Dunn. I don’t know if it will or not, but I would say if Adam Dunn’s going anywhere, it would probably be to the Yankees.”
UPDATE: Jim Bowden (MLB/FOX):
Tim Kurkjian of ESPN reporting that the Nationals told him directly they are NOT trading Dunn to the White Sox for Edwin Jackson
Nats not that hot for Edwin jackson
Please tell me the Sox weren’t fleeced again: Linebrink, Swisher II, Teahen…
UPDATE: Good News: Ballantini (CSN):
Jackson is merely the most crucial piece to securing Adam Dunn…The big fella is on his way to Chicago, friends. Waiting on Nats sign-off.
Bad News: Rosenthal (FS):
Rival exec still believes Yankees are in heavy on Dunn. Their “we’re out” message was directed at Nationals: Quit messing around!
UPDATE #2: WSCR AM670 says Washington isn’t trading Dunn.
UPDATE #3: Padilla @ ESPN:
reports indicate that last-place Washington doesn’t want anything to do with Jackson.
The White Sox, frustrated by their inability to acquire Nationals first baseman Adam Dunn, instead are on the verge of ending up with one of the Nationals’ leading targets: Diamondbacks right-hander Edwin Jackson.
The Sox are in serious discussions about a trade in which they would obtain Jackson for rookie right-hander Daniel Hudson and a prospect, according to major-league sources.
… While the White Sox coveted Dunn, they shifted their focus to a starting pitcher after growing discouraged about their chances of completing a trade with the Nationals, sources say.
Fangraphs on Edwin Jackson: 104 K / 60 BB, 5.16 ERA, 4.27 FIP, 4.28 xFIP, 1.9 WAR, 50.5% GB%, .318 BABIP, 6.97 K/9, 4.02 BB/9
- 2 years/$13.35M (2010-11)
- $0.8M signing bonus
- 10:$4.2M, 11:$8.35M
The numbers and the money say to me he’s not worth Hudson alone.
UPDATE: Rosenthal says it’s up to the Nationals what do the Sox do with Jackson, ie. send him to the Nationals for Adam Dunn or keeping him (ugh).
Buster Olney (ESPN):
Heard this: The White Sox are saying internally that they are currently out of the mix on Dunn.
UPDATE: Jon Heyman (SI) says the Sox are still interested:
dunn derby could be like a damon repeat: white sox vs. tigers. plenty of interest in slugger.
and that 3-way scenarios are alive:
chisox among teams trying for adam dunn. 3-way scenarios with edwin jackson going to nats are in play.
The Nats have not offered Dunn a contract extension in any form, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
“They’ve never made one proposal,” the source said.
Nationals officials repeatedly have stated that they want to re-sign Dunn, who is a free agent at the end of the season.
Some in the industry believe the team will make a last-minute offer to Dunn before the non-waiver trade deadline at 4 p.m. Saturday — and then trade Dunn if he does not accept.
Seems they aren’t very eager to keep him around. I guess that decreases their negotiation leverage?
With no indication of progress toward an agreement, the market for Dunn almost certainly will heat up in the coming days.
If the number of teams interested increases, the price will go up?