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Posted at 4:45 PM ET, 12/ 2/2010

Adam Dunn reportedly close to signing with White Sox

By Adam Kilgore

First baseman Adam Dunn could be nearing his official exit with the Nationals and closing in on a deal with the Chicago White Sox, according to several reports today, culminating with one by the Los Angeles Times that says Dunn and the White Sox are talking over a four-year, $56 million contract.

I'm working to confirm this and will post any further updates here.

By Adam Kilgore  | December 2, 2010; 4:45 PM ET
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What a great offseason. I'm just waiting to see who that #1 starter that Rizzo talked about will be. Oh that's right, he backed off that. So our big offseason pickup will be Carlos Pena and someone like Brandon Webb. I've really liked Rizzo so far but if this is what we end up with I'll be pissed.

Are we really going into next year with Lannan, Livo, ZimNN, Maya & Marquis as our starting 5? Lord help us.

But we'll have all season to cheer for Pena to break the .200 mark.

Posted by: JDR1970 | December 2, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

First off: Crud.
Second: What picks would we receive from the White Sox?

Posted by: mattyjamesgallagher | December 2, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

NatsMath: Subtraction by subtraction.

Posted by: NATurallyYours | December 2, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

NatsMath: Subtraction by subtraction.

Posted by: NATurallyYours | December 2, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I'm out on this franchise. Waste of my time.

Posted by: Imjustlikemusiq | December 2, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Pathetic. This offseason, this franchise, these owners. There is still time to turn things around this offseason, but if the Nats plan to subtract talent from an already woefeul team, then I will subtract Nats tickets from my summer budget.

Posted by: HeShootsHeScores | December 2, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

For all of those sour grape growing posters in here who were squawking that Dunn would never get 4 years, would never get more than the $36M reportedly offered by the Nats and would be crawling back begging for the Nats to take him at 3/36, I hope this finally settles it.

And in that band box park he's gonna hit 40 HR every year easy and in a better lineup in the AL his chances of knocking in 100 every year are very good. Club wins, big fan base. Ozzie Guillen is gonna love Dunn. And UZR says Dunn played a better 1B than Konerko last year, so what's not to like for the Chi Sox?

Posted by: dfh21 | December 2, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Disappointing but unsurprising. Don't pin it all on Rizzo, he is only capable of dealing within a budget provided by ownership. He's made some decent moves - the sign and flip of Capps comes to mind - but ownership will not learn its lesson that money must be invested in the team, that "plans" are all well and good, but w/o supplementing them with you know ..major league talent .. they mean little and fans will vote with their wallets sooner rather than later if the team continues to pump out 60-70 win seasons .... Dunn-KEY will be missed, and he WANTED to play here grrrrr

Posted by: terrapin31590us | December 2, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

The sign and flip of Capps is a move on which the jury is still out. Capps would have been under control this year and Storen may not be the answer (so maybe they should have held on to the guy), and Ramos, the catcher of the future, is now in line with 2 other catchers of the future in Flores and Norris with Pudge here to get his 3,000th as a Nat, so it is not exactly like Rizzo filled a need. Maybe the Ramos trade turns out to be great if Ramos turns into a real find, we'll see.

Rizzo's resume in DC is midling thus far. Capps was a nice sign last year, but that was pretty much the jewel and Rizzo added very little to a club that finished last and which went on to do so again for a third straight year. He needs to make bold moves to improve the club and he needs to do it now. The rest of the Division iis getting better, the Nats thus far at least, and I admit there's a lot of time left this winter, are standing pat with a terrible ball club on paper. Not sure what the plan for this off-season is in Rizzo's mind but I would feel more comfortable if I could see portions of it coming together sooner than later. My guess is that a lot of folks making decisions as to season ticket renewals, advertising budgets, television schedules and such are thinking the same way that I am.

Posted by: dfh21 | December 2, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

The Lerners were always a bad choice to own the Nats. They're too cheap. As long as the team makes a tidy profit, they'll sit back and count their money, nickling and diming every move they make.

Posted by: dboz1970 | December 2, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm......Let's see. Their best pitcher and best hitter from last season---GONE.
And the Nats have replaced them with....uh.......
But don't worry, DoubleSwitch Riggleman will be back.
So all is well in NatsTown.

AHH, this joke of a franchise continues......

Any1 got Robert Short's number???

As for Mr. Rizzo?
Meet the new boss.
Same as the old boss.

Posted by: skins_fan_22 | December 2, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

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