Tuesday, September 30, 2008

One and Dunn

As of the end of the 2008 regular season, there are exactly two hitters in the history of Major League Baseball who hit 40 home runs and drew 100 walks in five consecutive seasons.

Barry Bonds is one.

Adam Dunn is the other.

That the Reds decided it was Dunn who was the problem with the team tells you all you need to know about the intelligence of the people running that team.

Of course, this is the same team that gives 300 at-bats to Corey Patterson and thinks Brandon Phillips is a cleanup hitter.