White Sox want Dunn to play to strength

He strikes out a lot, plays iffy defense and is slow, but slugger has power Chicago needs

Updated: February 11, 2011, 3:17 PM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- With two years of redemption in Washington now out of the way and a fat new contract with the Chicago White Sox, it appears to be a good time to be Adam Dunn.

Judging from the reaction at SoxFest last month, White Sox fans are giddy over Dunn's arrival, and those who make it their business to predict the season before it begins are putting the White Sox in the playoffs, a decision largely inspired by the big slugger's presence.

But Dunn hasn't always been warmly received ...

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