Cowley: Dunn Is ‘Obviously Mentally Beaten’
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(WSCR) Adam Dunn’s struggles have been well chronicled this season. Normally one of the most consistent hitters in baseball, Dunn is nowhere near the pace to hit his season averages.
“He’s obviously mentally beaten, in talking to him and hearing some of the quotes, on days I’m not there, about how he just doesn’t understand this,” Joe Cowley, of the Chicago Sun-Times, said on the Danny Mac Show. “But then there’s things that I hear him say, that I still shake my head.”
Despite his struggles, Dunn has admitted that other than a two-day break in action, he hasn’t watched any more film than he usually does, and hasn’t taken drastic measures to change elements of his preparation or swing.
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“You know what a good suggestion for him would be? Go to Arizona and hang with Paul Konerko in the offseason,” Cowley said. “And go to the training facility that Konerko goes to. Watch the work that Konerko puts in.
“Or go down to Florida and watch A.J. [Pierzynski], and the work he puts in, with his trainers. I mean, you talk about durability, I mean, when is the last time A.J. Pierzynski was on the DL? And that’s a position where a lot of guys are soft and go on the DL.
“So I mean, there’s things he can reach out for, unfortunately they might not be until the offseason. So for three and a half months, he’s going to have to wear it.”