Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tracking the Trade: Ken Griffey, Jr. and Adam Dunn

Adam Dunn for Micah Owings:

Dunn is currently batting .311 with 11 long balls and 28 RBI's in 29 games. His OBP is a remarkable .451 and he's walked 27 times. He currently ranks 2nd in the NL in homers, 1st in walks, 2nd in slugging percentage and 3rd in RBI's. His strikeout total is still high at 31 but he's only committed one error so far. I still think he's worth the $8 million the Nationals are giving him this year and it would be nice to have him in LF with Dickerson struggling.

Owings has posted a 2-3 record and a 5.08 ERA. He's allowed four or more runs in four of his five starts. His strikeout to walk ratio isn't all that great with 15 K's and 12 BB's. The one thing Owings does bring to the table though is giving the Reds a "26th man." What i mean by that is the team can pull him off the bench at any time to hit, as seen tonight with his game tying jack to left-field of Ryan Franklin on a 3-2 count in the bottom of the ninth with two outs. Owings is currently batting .333 with a homer and 4 RBI's. Five of Owings six hits have been for extra bases.

Ken Griffey, Jr. for Nick Masset:

Griffey is currently hitting .218 with three long bombs and seven RBI's. Although the Mariners are off to a great start Griffey is not. It was a great move by the M's as they're putting "butts in the seats" with the signing of The Kid.

Masset lost the fight for the 5th starting spot with his poor performance in the spring but has slowly gained respect from Dusty Baker and the Reds. Masset currently boasts a 1.35 ERA and has only allowed two runs on four hits in 13.1 innings.

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