Adam Dunn to the Diamondbacks, nothing immediately useful to the Reds

Adam Dunn, who's been the subject of trade rumors for years, was finally dealt. The Reds will receive pitcher Dallas Buck, which sounds like a fake name, and two players to be named later. Jarrod Parker would make this a nice haul.

This is one of those deals with surprisingly little immediate fantasy impact, since Dunn is already universally owned, he's moving to a ballpark that's nearly as hitter-friendly as the old one, and Buck will report to Single-A.

Buck was 1-5 with a 3.55 ERA and 28 Ks in 50.2 minor league innings this season. He's also on the road back from Tommy John surgery.

As for Dunn...

Cincinnati is a somewhat better HR environment than Arizona, but the Diamondbacks were already outscoring the Reds, pre-Dunn. Kind of a shame he can't just go DH somewhere. A league-switch would have really given us something to discuss.

Dunn clearly adds juice to a lineup that's been without Eric Byrnes (hamstring, 60-day) and Justin Upton (oblique, returning soon), and that just lost Orlando Hudson (wrist, 60-day). The deal brings an end to Alex Romero's NL-only relevance. Conor Jackson's plate appearances remain safe, we assume. He can move to first, and Chad Tracy can quietly suffer.

By the way: Any guesses on the PsTBNL? Buck doesn't seem like he should be the centerpiece here.

And another thing: A commenter mentioned the Mark Reynolds-moves-to-second speculation, and the Diamondbacks' website brings it up, too. This seems like the appropriate place to note that Reynolds has not actually been a very good third baseman. You can look at any fielding category you like. If that move were to happen, we'd have to post a follow-up on the impact of this deal on Arizona's pitching staff.


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