Comments on: Adam Dunn, August Waivers, and the 2011 Draft http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/adam-dunn-august-waivers-and-the-2011-draft.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:59:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/adam-dunn-august-waivers-and-the-2011-draft.html#comment-1446 Wed, 04 Aug 2010 21:03:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3652#comment-1446 It's better for the Pirates because they have some prospects that they are at risk of losing. They've got at least 8 players who need to be protected for the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Who knows if they'll protect all of those guys? Rather than risk losing some in the Rule 5, you can include them for Dunn, and eventually get comp picks in return.

Basically you're trading guys who you might lose in the Rule 5 draft, and eventually getting back two compensation picks. Of course, a big key would be Washington's Rule 5 situation. I'm assuming here that they don't have the same roster crunch issues the Pirates will face (which is possible, since they didn't make a ton of trades in the last two years to bring this roster crunch on).

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By: Erik Johnson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/adam-dunn-august-waivers-and-the-2011-draft.html#comment-1445 Wed, 04 Aug 2010 20:54:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3652#comment-1445 Yes, but you used that as a reason for Washington not keeping him also.

If it's better for the Nats to take “known” commodities from the Pirates instead of hoping for favorable pick compensation, then why is the opposite better for the Buccos? As you mentioned, it's quite possible that the Buccos would get stuck with supp and 2nd round pick, rather than a mid-to-late first rounder and a supp.

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By: FlapJacks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/adam-dunn-august-waivers-and-the-2011-draft.html#comment-1444 Wed, 04 Aug 2010 10:24:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3652#comment-1444 I like this idea even if its very unlikely to happen. We need his bat badly, and at worse we dump a couple of guys that we might let walk anyways with a chance for more high draft picks.

Sounds like a win-win to me.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/adam-dunn-august-waivers-and-the-2011-draft.html#comment-1441 Wed, 04 Aug 2010 07:45:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3652#comment-1441 Because if he doesn't accept arbitration, you potentially get two first round compensation picks in a very strong 2011 draft.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/adam-dunn-august-waivers-and-the-2011-draft.html#comment-1442 Wed, 04 Aug 2010 07:45:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3652#comment-1442 Because if he doesn't accept arbitration, you potentially get two first round compensation picks in a very strong 2011 draft.

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By: Stealing First Base http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/adam-dunn-august-waivers-and-the-2011-draft.html#comment-1440 Wed, 04 Aug 2010 07:30:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3652#comment-1440 I would like this move for the Bucs. We don't really have a first baseman in the system that will be a long-term solution, and Dunn would be better than any of the other short-term solutions. After we get someone to man first (or move Pedro there if we get someone like Rendon), we flip Dunn for someone else.

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By: Erik Johnson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/08/adam-dunn-august-waivers-and-the-2011-draft.html#comment-1439 Wed, 04 Aug 2010 07:18:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=3652#comment-1439 Why would we claim Dunn when there is little chance that he would sign here long-term?

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