Well, another slugging first baseman is apparently off the board, and it's hard to tell whether that is good or bad news for the Orioles.
Adam Dunn, who was the best pure power hitter in free agency, has signed a four-year, $56 million deal with the Chicago White Sox, according to several media outlets.
Dunn will be joining the team – and plays the position – of Paul Konerko, who is arguably the Orioles' top target. On the surface, signing Dunn makes it more likely that Konerko will leave Chicago after 12 seasons.
Then again, not so fast.
There are several reports saying that the White Sox want to keep Konerko while adding Dunn – meaning Dunn likely would primarily be a DH.
Konerko's agent told Fox Sports that he expects to talk to the White Sox at next week's winter meetings. So it's possible this saga drags on for a little while.
Even if Konerko doesn't stay in Chicago, coming to Baltimore is still considered a longshot. It's believed the 34-year-old prefers to play for a team that trains in Arizona, where Konerko's family lives.