From Fay’s blog this morning:

Dunn says nothing is going on as far as talks about a contract extension. The Reds picked up his option on Oct. 31. But, as it is, he’ll become a free agent after the season. Any hope something gets done?

“I don’t know anymore,” he said. “We’ll see what happens. I’m really not worried about it.”

Dunn said he feels great. He had arthroscopic surgery Sept. 26. He had been playing with bulky knee for over a year.

“It’s good,” he said. “I haven’t done a lot of agility stuff. But it’s better than it’s been in a long time. It should make it easier to play.”

I’m not convinced this means anything. We didn’t hear talk about Harang’s extension beforehand, nor Arroyo’s. Hopefully, this will get done.

I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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  1. A lot more variables will be understood as the season progresses so now’s not the optimal time for this decision. No need (for Fay) to rock the boat although I suppose he has to write about something. I’m hoping for more writeups on spring training invites and to find out what players did in the offseason (especially those needing work).

  2. I’d be shocked if they did anything during the season, and if they’re not talking now, it looks grim. Guys who produce like him don’t play for a contract in their walk year, they’re always locked up beforehand. What do the Reds need to know about this guy to make up their minds?? I’d feel disrespected if I were him. After all, their payroll obligations are well known–there’s no big salaries on the books other than Griffey. I just saw the Yankees payroll this year is $230mil. Surely, we can be a third of that. I just don’t get the sense Krivdawg has him in his long range plans. If that’s the case, they shoulda never traded Hobbs.

  3. I thought all of Dunn’s parts were bulky.

  4. I thought for sure after they traded Hamilton that Dunn would be locked up long-term. I understand that it takes two to tango, but damn, Bruce or no Bruce, the Reds simply can’t afford to lose Dunn.

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I've been a Reds fan since the late '60's, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in '84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in '90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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