Dunn declines arbitration offer – Nats Insider
Adam Dunn declines arbitration – Nationals Journal, The Post
As expected, 1B Adam Dunn has declined arbitration from the Washington Nationals. Had he accepted, he would have returned to the Nats with a 1-year contract determined by an arbitrator. If Dunn signs elsewhere, the Nats will receive two draft picks, a pick between the 1st and 2nd rounds as well as a pick in either the 1st or 2nd round, depending on what team picks him up. GM Mike Rizzo says there has been a 3 year offer on the table to Dunn for months, but Dunn wants 4 years. Potential attractive options outside of D.C. for Dunn like Chicago (either team) may not be available and Detroit, thought to be a contender for the slugger’s services signed someone else to play first base. I’m hoping Dunn returns here.
A video of a uniform shoot starring Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond, Jordan Zimmermann and John Lannan came out yesterday. It is silly, but it shows the players wearing the new home whites. By the way, I hope 2011 is the year MLB finally offers embedded video.
Speaking of Zimmerman and embedded video, go to the 2:11 mark:
I think I know what the first question Zimmerman is going to have to answer at spring training is going to be about and it isn’t going to be regarding Dunn.