(A familiar scene: Pat Listach congratulating Adam Dunn after a home run. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters.)
And Adam Dunn could be joining him there soon. According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, the Adam Dunn Question will be front and center at Cubs organizational meetings starting today:
The Adam Dunn question will be debated in Arizona, with the Cubs apparently ready to pursue the left-handed slugger to play first base and protect Aramis Ramirez in the lineup. Hendry has a long relationship with Dunn, as does pitcher Ryan Dempster, while Zambrano has already lobbied for the signing.
But with the second-worst National League fielding percentage and a shortstop in Starlin Castro who committed 27 errors in 123 games, can the Cubs afford to sacrifice defense for offense at first?
(via Chicago Tribune, 11/1/2010)
Seems Mike Rizzo made up his mind on that one a while ago.
Just a minutes after the San Francisco Giants recorded the final out to beat the Rangers and win the World Series last night, Mark Zuckerman Tweeted a friendly reminder that the Nationals' exclusive window for negotiating a deal with Dunn is closing soon:
Unless he re-signs with #Nats in next 5 days, Adam Dunn officially becomes a free agent Saturday night at midnight. (via Mark Zuckerman/Twitter, 11/1/2010)
In other words, Adam Dunn could be joining Listach in Cubbie Blue as soon as next Sunday morning.