Commentary

Intel: Best of times, worst of teams

Dunn, Jones, Markakis, Bell hugely outshine their cellar-dwelling colleagues

Originally Published: June 23, 2009
By Matt Meyers | ESPN The Magazine

As was noted in the current issue of ESPN The Magazine, Adam Dunn is in range of a unique -- albeit dubious -- record. The Nationals slugger now has 18 home runs on the season, while his team has just 20 wins. If Dunn can out-homer his team's win total, he will be the first player in baseball history to pull off the feat. As it turns out, Dunn isn't the only player on a last-place team who could do something unprecedented, but we'll get to some of those other performances in a moment.