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MLB: White Sox DH Adam Dunn Says It's 'Another Wasted Season'
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MLB: White Sox DH Adam Dunn Says It's 'Another Wasted Season'

Sep 17 2013, 12:54am CDT | by

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn says the 2013 campaign has been "another wasted season" for his team.

Chicago White Sox designated hitter and first baseman Adam Dunn says the 2013 MLB season was another wasted one.  Dunn's team was officially eliminated from playoff contention on September 8. Since...

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MLB: White Sox DH Adam Dunn Says It's 'Another Wasted Season'

Sep 17 2013, 12:54am CDT | by

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Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn says the 2013 campaign has been "another wasted season" for his team.

Chicago White Sox designated hitter and first baseman Adam Dunn says the 2013 MLB season was another wasted one. 

Dunn's team was officially eliminated from playoff contention on September 8. Since winning the World Series in 2005, the White Sox have made the postseason just once in the last eight years, per baseball-reference.com. 

Aside from missing the playoffs since 2008, they're also on pace to notch their worst record in 37 years, when they won just 64 games in 1976 to finish sixth and dead last in their division. 

Dunn, who himself has never been to the postseason, is getting sick of the trend.

"It's another wasted season. I could care less what happens if you don't make the playoffs, and we're in the same boat as we were last year.

"(The postseason is) what my goal is, and I think that's what everyone's should be. It doesn't matter what you do, if you don't put yourself in a position to win a ring, then you've got to look forward and go get them next year." 

His manager,Robin Ventura, knows where Dunn is coming from.

"Where he's coming from as a player, at the end of the year, when you go home, that's what you feel like. So I totally understand what he's trying to say." 

The 33-year-old Dunn can only hope the atrocious team streak will come to a halt next year, as he's played in 1,862 MLB games without a single playoff game -- the most by an active player. 

All he and his teammates can do right now is to make one strong final push in order to show everyone what they're made of. 

"Now is more of a character test. It's been a long, tough season. It would be really easy to go out there and hit a ground ball and not run it out and things like that, but now is the time when you might put 112 percent into it as opposed to 110."

For the 2013 MLB season, Dunn has been batting .219 with 109 hits, 82 RBIs and 31 home runs, per ESPN stats.   

 
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Abreu, Dunn help White Sox crush Tigers

Jul 29 2014 9:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DETROIT — Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn hit consecutive home runs, part of a seven-run seventh inning that sent the Chicago White Sox to an 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Chicago sent 12 hitters to the plate in the seventh and broke the game open against Anibal Sanchez (7-5) and Joakim Soria. Alexei Ramirez added a three-run double in the inning. Jose Quintana (6-7) allowed two runs and nine hits in six inn ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Abreu, Dunn help White Sox crush Tigers

Jul 29 2014 9:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DETROIT — Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn hit consecutive home runs, part of a seven-run seventh inning that sent the Chicago White Sox to an 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Chicago sent 12 hitters to the plate in the seventh and broke the game open against Anibal Sanchez (7-5) and Joakim Soria. Alexei Ramirez added a three-run double in the inning. Jose Quintana (6-7) allowed two runs and nine hits in six innings. Detroit made three errors, incl ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Abreu, Dunn help White Sox crush Tigers

Jul 29 2014 9:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DETROIT — Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn hit consecutive home runs, part of a seven-run seventh inning that sent the Chicago White Sox to an 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Chicago sent 12 hitters to the plate in the seventh and broke the game open against Anibal Sanchez (7-5) and Joakim Soria. Alexei Ramirez added a three-run double in the inning. Jose Quintana (6-7) allowed two runs and nine hits in six inn ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Abreu, Dunn help White Sox crush Tigers

Jul 29 2014 9:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DETROIT — Jose Abreu homered, drove in four runs — and accomplished something nobody on the Chicago White Sox had managed in 94 years. Abreu’s three-hit night extended his hitting streak to 18 games, and the White Sox routed the Detroit Tigers 11-4 on Tuesday. Abreu has hit safely in 36 of his last 37 games, and this is his second 18-game streak of the year. The only other player with two 18-game hitting stre ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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14 hours ago

Abreu, Dunn help White Sox crush Tigers

Jul 29 2014 9:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DETROIT — Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn hit consecutive home runs, part of a seven-run seventh inning that sent the Chicago White Sox to an 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Chicago sent 12 hitters to the plate in the seventh and broke the game open against Anibal Sanchez (7-5) and Joakim Soria. Alexei Ramirez added a three-run double in the inning. Jose Quintana (6-7) allowed two runs and nine hits in six innings. Detroit made three errors, including two in that ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Jose Abreu hits 31st HR; White Sox pound Tigers 11-4

Jul 29 2014 9:35pm CDT | Source: chicago sun-times

DETROIT — Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn hit consecutive home runs, part of a seven-run seventh inning that sent the Chicago White Sox to an 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Chicago sent 12 hitters to the plate in the seventh and broke the game open against Anibal Sanchez (7-5) and Joakim Soria. Alexei Ramirez added a three-run doubl ...
Source: chicago sun-times   Full article at: chicago sun-times
 

 
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White Sox cruise after thrashing Tigers in seventh

Jul 29 2014 9:26pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

The White Sox erupted for seven runs in the seventh inning to pull away for an 11-4 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. Alexei Ramirez had a three-run double and Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn homered in the decisive outburst to help lef ...
Source: MLB News Index   Full article at: MLB News Index
 

 
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Red Sox's David Ortiz Becomes 53rd Player with 1,500 Career RBI

Jul 25 2014 8:58am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

On Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz became the 53rd MLB player to attain 1,500 career RBI, per a tweet from ESPN Boston. Ortiz hit a three-run homer over the right-field fence in the top of the first inning off Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey, giving the 38-year-old DH 1,501 RBI for his career. Speaking Sunday, Ortiz proclaimed he was, "about to get hotter than Jamaica in August," and he apparently meant it. The ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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Hughes day-to-day with right shin contusion

Jul 24 2014 8:42pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Twins right-hander Phil Hughes left Thursday's game against the White Sox in the fourth inning after being hit by a comebacker from Adam Dunn. He is considered ...
Source: MLB News Index   Full article at: MLB News Index
 

 
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Boston's David Ortiz Passes Carl Yastrzemski for 36th on All-Time Home Runs List

Jul 23 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

As predicted by none other than himself, David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox is starting to heat up. Per Alex Speier of WEEI.com (via NESN.com), the 38-year-old designated hitter said Sunday that he was, "about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August." True to his word, Ortiz tied and then passed Carl Yastrzemski for 36th place on the all-time home runs list Monday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, before adding another homer in Tuesday's contest, also vers ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 

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