How long should we wait for Adam Dunn?

Updated: June 8, 2011, 12:30 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
For two months of the fantasy baseball season, I preached patience with struggling players as I do every season, while various readers, observers and listeners wanted to know when enough was enough. Hey, I'm a loyal guy to the statistics and reliability of veteran players, and I am well aware of how many times Chicago White Sox first baseman/designated hitter Adam Dunn has hit 38 or more home runs (every year since 2004!), but … this is it for me. I'm basically giving the big fella one more week to turn things around. That's all.

Dunn is struggling mightily, to be sure. But this week Dunn and his colleagues play a full week of home games -- as surely you know from reading Tristan H. Cockcroft's helpful Fantasy Forecaster -- and I'm somewhat optimistic we'll start to see better numbers from him.