Yesterday, I asked you two questions: whether you thought the Nationals should have talked to Jim Riggleman about his contract with the team, and what you thought at this point about the team's decision not to resign Adam Dunn.
Your responses on Riggleman were more varied than your responses on Dunn, though most of you came down at least in some degree on Riggleman's side. Only 11.3 percent of you said the Nationals should have picked up his option, but 55.7 percent said Mike Rizzo should have at least talked to him about his contract status. Thirty-three percent of you said the decision not to discuss the contract was the correct one.
But something interesting has happened with our Dunn poll: The prevailing opinion of Nationals fans, which was overwhelmingly in favor of resigning Dunn last winter, has changed drastically; 71.7 percent of you said the team did the right thing by not resigning the slugger, who is hitting .173/.308/.316 with the White Sox and leads the American League with 100 strikeouts. Another 22.2 percent of you said they were not sure about the decision, adding that Dunn might have done better had he stayed in familiar surroundings. Only 6.1 percent of you, though, thought it was still a bad decision not to resign Dunn.
That's interesting to me, considering how much vitriol there was with the team for letting Dunn walk last winter. But though the team has struggled on offense, it's managed to hit plenty of home runs (75, sixth-most in the National League). And even Dunn's popularity has apparently been sapped by his poor start.