Adam Dunn will likely be back for 2014. While that seemed obvious a week ago, a recent report from FoxSports.com claimed that the lefty slugger would consider walking away from the game after this season if he wasn’t having fun. Speaking to MLB.com, Dunn clarified his statement regarding retirement:
"As of right now, it's a no. We went down this road before: The day that I quit having fun, making it a struggle to come to the ballpark or not enjoying the competition out there, is the day I will go home. Whether it be tomorrow, whether it be 10 years from now. I'm still enjoying the competition. It's just tough losing when you have such high expectations."
Dunn had better really hate baseball. A decision to walk away at this point would cost the big Texan $15 million. Not only that, but the 33-year-old is just 94 homeruns away from 500. While many will say they don’t play for accomplishments, reaching that milestone is one any player would and should be proud of.
Such discontent is likely bred out of dissatisfaction with the struggles of the ballclub this season. The White Sox are 56-81 and going nowhere fast. The outlook for next season isn’t much better. While Dunn might be back, it also might not be long before the whining begins again should things go south.
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