aaron rowand plays cf and is really good at defense. not having a great bat when you can play center really well is not a huge problem. rowand's bat is fine for a cf. he's not grady sizemore but he's not corey patterson either. adam dunn plays corner even though he should be a dh and sucks huge **** at it. if he were going to an al team he might (MIGHT) be worth $10 mil a year going forward. not to an nl team. dunn displays nothing but old players skills and is likely to decline faster than rowand. they might be overpaying rowand by a mil or two a year. compared to the retarded contracts sabean has thrown around that is nothing.
rowand has been worth slightly more than dunn per year over the last five years and is not likely to experience the steep decline that dunn probably will in the next couple years. randy winn has been worth more than dunn over the last five years and makes less. fred lewis can actually play defense without embarrassing himself and is getting paid like 1/10th of what dunn is. there was no need to sign him. he might add half to a win to a win over lewis for over $9 million/year. **** that.