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Discussing the glut of high-quality unsigned free agents and the potential impact on ticket revenues they can create, Goldman says:
"Whatever his limitations, Dunn trumps a Mike Jacobs at first base or any corner outfielder or designated hitter the Twins might deploy, for example. He beats using a Nyjer Morgan or Austin Kearns or Cody Ross or Nelson Cruz. As the season goes on, as the economy continues to struggle, and as these players continue to make outs, the dedicated fan will ask, 'Why are we watching these guys when we could have been watching those guys?' The casual fan will simply stay home."