More from J.P. Ricciardi: he’s not an Adam Dunn fan.
J.P. had an exchange with a radio show caller in which he revealed he wouldn’t want Dunn on the Blue Jays. “Do you know the guy doesn’t really like baseball that much?” he said to the caller. “Do you know the guy doesn’t have a passion to play the game that much? How much do you know about the player? He’s a lifetime .230, .240 hitter that strikes out a ton and hits home runs,” Ricciardi said.
“Yes, he hits home runs, which none of the Toronto Blue Jays are doing,” the caller replied.
Got ya there J.P. Dunn has averaged 40 homers per season in his career and has drawn over 100 walks the last 4 seasons. Maybe a bit better than some of the players that have been DH and OF for the Jays, like Zaun, Barajas and Matt Stairs.
Kenny Williams takes a nice swipe at the Cubs: “The unfortunate thing for me is it’s a shame that a certain segment of Chicago refused to enjoy a baseball championship being brought to their city. The only thing I can say is, ‘Happy anniversary.”’
Inside the Ballpark takes a look at the 10 most disappointing players so far this season.
And suddenly the Cubs might have injury problems. Big Z, Johnson and Edmonds all are battling injuries, on top of Soriano being out. Nice to still have Murton, who looked sharp last night and Pie, who is hot in AAA right now and can field the position very well.