Player of the Day: Adam Dunn
There aren't many real hitters left on my free agents page. There are three hitters left who project to at least 10 runs above average per 150 games and have a snowball's chance in hell of actually playing in 2009. There's Manny Ramirez, who's probably going to eventually go back to the Dodgers, Adam Dunn, and Bobby Abreu.
I'd like to see Dunn sign with the Angels. The Angels don't look like they have much of an offense in 2009. They'll start the season and immediately wish they had that "big bat behind Vlad". Well, there have been plenty of big bats out there this offseason, and some are going pretty cheap. The Angels have an opening at either DH, 1B, or LF, the easiest spots to hide a lumbering power hitter. Signing a bat would not even block Juan Rivera or Kendry Morales. Get a 1B, Kendry plays DH. Get a DH, Kendry plays first. If Vlad needs to DH, Kendry plays OF instead and the new slugger plays first. Get a LF, Rivera plays right and Vlad gets to DH. It's easy. Angels also have no lefty bat on the roster. Perfect opportunity to sign Dunn. What are they waiting for? Sign him now, and you don't have to give up anyone in a trade later.
Alternatively, I'd like to see Dunn sign with the Orioles. They need a first baseman, and it would be fun to see him take shots at the warehouse next summer.