Could former Red Adam Dunn be in Dodger blue soon?
After Manny Ramirez's snub of the LA Dodgers' 1 year/$25M offer, the Dodgers are now looking at other options.
Some of those options include 2B Orlando Hudson, who would replace Jeff Kent at 2B, Randy Wolf or Braden Looper for their starting rotation, and Adam Dunn, who would likely play left field for the Dodgers.
OF Adam Dunn, 29, batted .236 with 40 HR, 100 RBIs, and 122 walks in 2008, split between the D-Backs and Reds. He would be a great cleanup option for the Dodgers, despite his gaudy strikeout numbers. He is also currently being pursued by the Washington Nationals.
2B Orlando Hudson, 31, hit .305 with 8 HRs, 41 RBIs and 40 walks. Injuries have limited him in the last two seasons with Arizona, hurting his value. He is also currently being pursued by the Nationals and Mets.
SP Randy Wolf, 32, went 12-12 with an ERA of 4.34, 71 walks, and 162 Ks, split between the Padres and Astros.
SP Braden Looper, 34, went 12-14, 108 Ks, and 45 walks. He was a former closer and set-up man turned starter for the St. Louis Cardinals. Competition for his services includes the Orioles.
All of these options would likely be cheaper than continuing to pursue Manny Ramirez, who does not seem to want to give up his demand for 4 years/$100M.
He's going to regret it when the Dodgers don't offer a contract to him if these other players are signed.