On the Dunn rumor
My old buddy Tim Sullivan floated the Adam Dunn-to-San Diego rumor by Padre GM Kevin Towers. Towers' reply: "Not worth chasing."
The report in San Diego was left-hander Justin Hampson, right-hander Clay Hensley and another player for Dunn.
Dunn's contract status -- his option goes away if he traded -- probably would not concern the Padres. They're looking for a bat to get them over the top, even if a it's a rent-a-bat.
Hampson and Hensley are both 27. Hampson is 2-1 with a 0.81 ERA. Hensley is currently pitching in Triple-A. He was 11-12 with a 3.71 ERA last year.
The trade seems to make sense. Maybe the combination of players changes and it happens.