Dunn doesn't even want to play here. He wants to be on the Dodgers. Who's the plan c fallback (who will eventually reject us for someone else like the others)?
It seems to me to be part of the deal of being a bad team at the moment. If he has no other options, signs here, turns out that the Nats might actually be headed in the right direction, his attitude could change too. I mean honestly, if you were in his position, what would you do? I know Washington probably wouldn't be my first choice, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't do my best if I did play there. If you look at it from a business side of things, it's bad business. That's also why the Lerners and Co. will have to overpay at first.