This is just kind of pathetic if true. - JD
The Nationals have discussed Adam Dunn with the Reds, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports.
No deal is close, but the Reds felt the Nationals were serious enough to send scouts to watch the Single-A Potomac team that's loaded with most of the Nationals' best position prospects. Dunn and RFK would seem to be a terrible fit, but the Nationals are playing for 2008, when they'll be in a new ballpark. Of course, Dunn has the option of becoming a free agent after this season, meaning the Nationals may be acquiring little more than draft picks if they pulled off a trade. However, they would to their best to entice him to stay. That he'd be reunited with good friend Austin Kearns would improve the sales pitch. Jul. 23 - 12:56 am et
I'm gonna go cry now. The only particularly worthwhile prospect the Nats have is Chris Marrero, who is a corner outfield type with pretty tremendous power potential. He just turned 19 three weeks ago, so he's young, and he's got 18 homers so far this year as well as a .302 average. His walk rate is mediocre but his strikeout rate is okay. All in all, the Nats system might be the worst in baseball. Not cool.