February 13, 2006
Dunn Signs: Does Two Years Count As Long-Term?
Happy almost Valentine's Day: Dunn is signed. As usual, Marc has the details:
Adam Dunn has agreed to a two-year deal with a club option for 2008. Dunn will get $7.5 million this year, $10.5 million in 2007 and $13 million if the option is picked up. The buyout of that year is $500,000.
Thank goodness. He'll be able to afford that splint now.
My O’Krivskying days are over for the moment. Yay Dunnsy not being traded!
Dammit, there goes our trade.
I like the deal. It positions the Reds well for building a winner in the next couple of years as the contract hopefully won’t be debilitating for the Reds. The option year is a nice thing to have since if the Reds are still a couple of years away by 2008, they can save the money for other purposes. Of course, if they’re aren’t going to keep him, I’d much rather they traded him, but at least they aren’t locked into a huge contract with him.