Adam Dunn: The Top 10 Teams That Could Pick Him Up
Washington Nationals' slugger, Adam Dunn, was placed on waivers today, and there is much buzz about teams potentially picking him up.
While the fact that Dunn is being put through the waivers process doesn't necessarily mean that the Nats are willing to part with him, many teams have expressed interest in the first baseman.
Here are the top 10 teams that could add Dunn to their rosters.
10. Pittsburgh Pirates
With the worst record in the NL, the Pirates would be given top priority if they made a claim on Dunn.
However, this is highly unlikely because the Pirates wouldn't want to spend the money to pick up Dunn when they have virtually no chance at the Playoffs.
9. Houston Astros
This one is a long shot, but the Astros are currently ranked fourth in the NL Central and could use some hitting power.
This doesn't seem likely, but the Astros' record could give them claim priority.
8. Chicago Cubs
Again, this doesn't seem very likely, but the Cubs could put a claim on Dunn in order to block the Astros from picking him up.
7. New York Yankees
The New York Yankees have expressed interest in Dunn in the past, but with the best record in the AL, they have virtually no chance of picking him up.
6. Detroit Tigers
Again, there have been rumors about the Detroit Tigers possibly trading for Adam Dunn, and they could use the fire power to make run for the playoffs.
However, since the Tigers are in the AL, they have less of a shot than other teams.
5. Tampa Bay Rays
Tied with New York at the top of the AL East, the Rays have also expressed interest in Dunn.
Again, unless no other team makes a claim, the Rays are unlikely to be given priority.
4. Chicago White Sox
The White Sox seem to have the best chance of acquiring Dunn in the AL because the Nationals are reportedly interested in Edwin Jackson.
Jackson is a new addition to the White Sox, and he may have been acquired in order to trade for Dunn.
3. Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies seem to be a good bet as a new home for Dunn in the NL.
The Rockies may claim him simply to block the San Francisco Giants from picking him up.
2. San Francisco Giants
It has been reported that the Giants are looking to trade Madison Bumgarner for Dunn, and they may have the best shot at getting him.
That is if the Rockies will let them.
1. Washington Nationals
Even though the Nats have put Dunn through waivers, they can still pull him off and keep him for the season.
This seems like the most likely outcome because Dunn's asking price is high, and teams put players through the waivers process all the time without the intent of trading them.